Building the next generation of leaders for marriage, family, and sexual integrity

Pat Fagan, Ph.D.


During his career Pat Fagan has been a grade school and college teacher, a therapist specializing in child, family and marital therapy, executive director of a small think tank, a Senate staffer for Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, and Founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) at the Family Research Council.

He now directs MARRI at The Catholic University of America. He is also the publisher and editor of Decades of analyzing federal surveys and social science studies has confirmed to Fagan that marriage is the foundational relationship in society, chastity is its foundational virtue, and the cultivation of both chastity and marriage is integral to all vibrant cultures. Fagan has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development and religious practice. He and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.


  • This website provides links to Dr. Fagan’s papers, commentaries, and primary research.

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-The Statistical Evidence for Ties Between Happiness, Marriage, and Religion (University of North Carolina, February 24, 2014)

-Why Marriage? Why Now? Marrying in your 20’s: Benefits for Men and Women (Georgetown University, April 4, 2013)

-A New Look at Home Economics: How the Cultural Withdrawal from Marriage Contributes to Economic Weakening (Sexuality, Integrity, and University 2012)

-Monogamy and Western Civilization (Georgetown University, October 26, 2012)

-Will you Marry Me? (Harvard University, April 19, 2010)

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