Monday, August 24, 2015

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of August 16, 2015

I'm on vacation this week. Check back for the usual bi-weekly update on September 7, 2015. Thanks and enjoy your holiday!

Monday, August 17, 2015

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of August 2, 2015

1. A Millennial Couple Asks: Can We Afford To Have A Baby?, The Washington Post
“We’re just trying to figure out if we’re on the right path,” Saro says. “Based on our financial status, is having a family and growing a possibility, or is it too scary right now?”

2. Americans Are Having The Most Babies In These 20 Cities, Bloomberg Business
The common thread that unites many of these cities is that they have high numbers of young households, according to Mark Mather, associate vice president for domestic programs at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington. 

3. The New Wave Of Millennial Moms Will Be Educated And Married To 'Do-It-All' Dads, Deseret News National
Among 18- to 29-year-olds who are not currently married and have no children, 70 percent say they want to marry and 74 percent say they want to have children.

4. 6 Signs Your Marriage Will Last A Lifetime, MSN
Research shows that couples who do new or different things together--even if it's as simple as a fresh mulching technique--are happier than those who fall into a same-old routine.

5. The Great Teen Sex Decline?, City Journal
What the numbers really say is that with the exception of using more emergency contraception—a.k.a. “the morning-after pill”—teens haven’t changed their sexual habits much since the agency’s last survey in 2002.

6. An Optimal Age To Marry? Age At Marriage And Divorce Risk In Europe And The US, Family Studies
The optimal time to start a lasting first union or marriage is around age 30. 

7. Generation X And Millennials Attitudes Toward Marriage & Divorce, BGSU National Center for Family and Marriage Research
Singles who have cohabited (45%) and cohabitors (49%) are most supportive of divorce.

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