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


David Upham – Mutual Attraction: The Hard and Hopeful Facts

A woman and a man form the marital bond for a variety for reasons—some of them noble and lofty—even, perhaps, supernatural. But such bonds begin, in part, with the subrational—the mutual attraction between male and female. All marriage-minded people, then, … Continue reading »

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Joseph Price – Where are all the good marriageable men?

There is a growing concern that there is a shortage of marriageable men. Economists have some unique insights into this issue based on their approach to estimating the benefits of marriage and how marriage markets work. This talk will discuss … Continue reading »

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Love, Trust, and Truth: Talking About Pornography When You’re Dating

A Discussion Guide (View full guide here.) Dating can be complicated enough, but pornography has made it even more challenging. Should you tell someone you are dating if you have had a history using pornography, or ask them if they … Continue reading »

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Relationtionship DUI – Are You Really in Love? This video will help you answer for yourself whether you have a timeless love or a time limited chemical high. If you want a happier or more real relationship next time around or if you want to improve the … Continue reading »

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The Economics of Sex

This Research Animate pulls together some of the key sexual economics arguments made by social scientists, including Roy Baumeister, Kathleen Vohs, Timothy Reichert, Mark Regnerus, and George Akerlof. Resource Guide

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Kerry Cronin – Hanging Out and Hooking Up: The Case of the Lost Social Script of Dating on College Campuses

Many observers find the prevalence of hook-up culture on college campuses to be a signal of the last gasps of traditional courtship and dating. Still others view that conclusion as the “moral panic” of the old and unhip. But what … Continue reading »

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Scott Stanley – Sliding vs. Deciding: How Life Before “I Do” Impacts Lasting Love

From changes in sexual practices to the disconnection of marriage from child-bearing to living together before (or instead of) marriage, patterns of family formation have changed dramatically within a brief moment of history. Dr. Stanley explores how the new paradigm … Continue reading »

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Sex Is Cheap: Why Young Men Have the Upper Hand in Bed, Even When They’re Failing in Life

This article was originally published on Slate, February 25, 2011. By Mark Regnerus We keep hearing that young men are failing to adapt to contemporary life. Their financial prospects are impaired—earnings for 25- to 34-year-old men have fallen by 20 percent … Continue reading »

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Online Dating: Does Where You Meet Matter?

This article was originally published by the Austin Institute. Online dating is here to stay, no doubt. But is meeting someone online the most promising way to meet a mate? Just how well do relationships started online stick?  Analyses of … Continue reading »

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The Economics of Sex

Take this 10-minute crash course on the Economics of Sex. Men, women, and today’s (confusing!) mating market explained. A film by The Austin Institute The resource guide to this film can be found here.

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