Monday, September 29, 2014

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of September 21, 2014

Due to vacation schedules, this installment of The M.Guy Tweet will be postponed by one week. Thanks!

Monday, September 15, 2014

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of September 7, 2014

1. Happy Reunions Can Obscure the Challenges that Military Families Face after Deployment, The Washington Post
A study published last year in the Journal of Population Economics found that every month of deployment increased the risk of divorce, but only for couples married for fewer than five years.

2. The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus, The New York Times
For men, meanwhile, having a child is good for their careers. They are more likely to be hired than childless men, and tend to be paid more after they have children.

3. Amicable Divorce 'Is Just as Damaging for Children': Impact of A Split on Youngsters Is Same if Couple Remain Friends or Not, Daily Mail 
"Getting on well might make the parents feel better about their split. But it does little for the children. To them it makes sense if the parents get on well yet won't live together. The 'good divorce' is a myth."

4. Making Marriage-Minded Decisions, National Review Online
People could afford to think more about what they really want, think about what will help them get there, and make decisions about their love - and sex - lives rather than just letting things happen. Too many people give up a lot of options before they have made a choice. 

5. Love Is All You Need: Insights from the Longest Longitudinal Study on Men Ever Conducted, The Art of Manliness
In 1938, researchers at Harvard’s medical school began a study that aimed to. . . discover what factors lead to an “optimum” life. . . “It was the capacity for intimate relationships that predicted flourishing in all aspects of these men’s lives.”

6. AHMREI (The Alabama Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education Initiative) Promo Video, Youtube
"When individuals are empowered with more knowledge and skills - that are science-based skills - they are going to make better decisions and they're going to have healthier relationships. It's good for them. It's good for their children. It spills over into the workplace. And that builds stronger communities."

7. How Conservatives Can Save the Safety Net, American Enterprise Institute
AEI's Brad Wilcox explained how education, work, and family are the core institutions through which the American dream can be made more accessible for struggling Americans.

For more, see here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of August 24, 2014

1. Lessons for All of Us Can Be Found in the McDonnells’ Imploding Marriage, The Washington Post
“You should be listening to try to understand what your partner’s worldview is, not just listening to gather information with which you can defend the way you see things. . ."

2. The Decisive Marriage, The New York Times
“Couples who slide through their relationship transitions have poorer marital quality than those who make intentional decisions about major milestones,” Dr. Rhoades and her colleagues wrote.

3. Could Relationship History Hinder Your Chance of a Happy Marriage?, Medical News Today
"In most areas, more experience is better. . . When it comes to relationship experience, though, we found that having more experience before getting married was associated with lower marital quality."

4. MatriMoney: For the Newly Wed, Having Open, Ongoing Money Talks is Key, The Denver Post
Kennedy herself is a proponent of a "his, hers and theirs" approach, which can be a good middle ground between "all-in" and "all-separate.

5. A 'Fatherhood Bonus' for Working Dads Can Benefit Moms Too, The Los Angeles Times
If the fatherhood bonus encourages more dads to take on childcare responsibilities, that’s great for women, who often carry the larger parenting load, and for men, who will get to be more involved in their kids’ daily lives without fear of jeopardizing their career.

6. Best-selling Authors to Hold Marriage 'Date Night' in Jackson, The Jackson Sun
[S]he and Les were motivated to share the "growing mountain" of research about fighting within a marriage — including the fact that a marriage's success can be based on the way a couple handles conflict with more than a 90 percent accuracy rate.

7. How Does Unemployment Affect Family Arrangements for Children?, Urban Institute
We find that for children initially living with two parents, an unemployment event is associated with a higher probability of a transition to any other type of family.

For more, see here.