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Episode #56 What Makes for a Happy Family? A Conversation with Dr. Brad Wilcox


Today on the podcast, we have a conversation with, Dr. Brad Wilcox, Director of The National Marriage Project and Professor of Sociology at the University Virginia on marriage, parenthood, and what research tells us makes for a happy family.Brad is the Director of the National Marriage Project and Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia and member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University. Brad’s research focuses on marriage, parenthood, cohabitation, relationships and the stability of the family. He is the author and coauthor of several books and articles related to gender and parenthood, the causes of and consequences of low fertility, and how Christianity shapes fathers and husbands. Brad is currently writing a book entitled Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, children, and marriage among African Americans and Latinos.  What do you think about this episode? Go to www.reimaginecast.com and let us know!


16 Apr 2021

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Ep 4: "The World Needs You: Helping Kids Find Their Passion & Purpose" with Brad Wilcox

Family Rules! The Podcast

More than just something to do, the research is clear: kids need a purpose to thrive. Brad Wilcox, second counselor in the Young Men’s General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shares with Brooke the importance of encouraging youth to follow their passions and find their purpose (spoiler alert: there can be purpose even in a passion like video gaming!)


16 Apr 2021

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Episode 14: Brad Wilcox & 2020's impact on marriages

Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society

This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with Brad Wilcox about how civil society affects our marriages and families for better or worse.Brad Wilcox is the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Brad’s research has focused on marriage, fatherhood, and cohabitation—especially on the ways that family structure, civil society, and culture influence the quality and stability of family life in the United States and around the globe.Are marriages cracking at a higher rate due to COVID-19? Jeremy asks how the pandemic and social and governmental reactions are affecting marriage and family life. Brad shares his prediction that marriages will move away from a soul-mate or individual marriage model of the 1970s  and towards a family-first model—and how the two models differ and influence civil society. He also notes that the past year's social and economic dislocations will likely cause young adults to be even more cautious about tying the knot in the future. They also discuss some factors strengthening or weakening marriages today and within culture, including social justice, education, politics, work, faith, socio-economic status, and much more.You'll also hear from managing consultant and capital campaigns expert Scott Bucko on preparing and knowing whether your organization is ready for a capital campaign. Scott shares the four components that need to be in place for a successful campaign.You can find Givers, Doers, & Thinkers here at Philanthropy Daily, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Buzzsprout, and wherever you listen to podcasts.We’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, questions, and recommendations for the podcast! You can shoot Katie Janus, GDT’s producer, an email anytime!


3 Mar 2021

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Ep.15 – The Restoration of Dating with Brad Wilcox

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Episode Notes Hi there! Thanks for tuning into this episode with us. We are thrilled to finally share this podcast episode with you all. It is an eye opening and very enjoyable discussion on the need for a Restoration of Dating in our world today. A need for change in how and why we date and how to implement that change. Brother Brad Wilcox, as always, brings the spirit and wisdom, along with humor to this topic. We hope you enjoy! If you want to connect with Brother Wilcox or follow along with him, check out these links below: Contact directly: https://religion.byu.edu/brad_wilcox Instagram: @bradwilcoxbyu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bradwilcoxbyu/ Briahnna's Favorite Talk by Brother Wilcox, as Mentioned in Episode: His Grace is Sufficient Make sure to favorite, subscribe, and leave us a five star review if you are enjoying the content! You can find and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram at @singletosealed. See you next time! -Briahnna & Jerry Scott Support Single to Sealed by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/single-to-sealed This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


1 Feb 2021

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Religion in Life with BRAD WILCOX

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Brad Wilcox is an associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from BYU and taught sixth grade in Provo School District before returning to BYU for a master’s degree in teaching and learning. He received his PhD in curriculum and instruction with a focus in literacy from the University of Wyoming. He joined the faculty at BYU and spent many years in the Teacher Education Department. He moved to Ancient Scripture in 2016. He is the author of the book The Continuous Atonement and the BYU devotional “His Grace Is Sufficient.” Brad grew up in Provo, Utah, except for childhood years spent in Ethiopia. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile and later returned to that country to preside over the Chile Santiago East Mission from 2003 to 2006. He and his family have also lived for a time in New Zealand and Spain where he directed study abroad programs for Brigham Young University. Brad has served as a member of the Sunday School general board. His research interests include all aspects of literacy, as well as gospel topics, and onomastics (the study of names). He and his wife, Debi, have four children and six grandchildren.


22 Jan 2021

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Marriage Beats Covid, Divorce Rates Are Down - Brad Wilcox - Episode 16


This year has felt like a lost year. Tensions are high and stress levels are through the roof. It would make sense that Covid is having a negative impact on marriages, as well. That's not the case. Brad Wilcox wrote a piece in the Washington Post that sheds light on data revealing marriages are staying strong in the pandemic. Is this because people fear getting sick in filing for divorce? Is there a backlog of people waiting for the pandemic to clear before they break their vows? Or is it that married couples are finding more satisfaction in spending more time together. Dr. Brad Wilcox is the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia where he also serves as a Philosophy professor. His article sets a foundation for Shane to unpack what is a surprising statistic coming out of the pandemic.


10 Nov 2020

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Brad Wilcox On The Role Of Catholic Schools In Forming Children

Bridge Builder Podcast

In this episode we’re talking about the role of Catholic and other private schools in forming students who go on to form more stable families. We are joined by Brad Wilcox. He is an associate professor in the department of sociology at the University of Virginia, where he directs the National Marriage Project. Wilcox is also a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he directs The Home Economics Project. Inaugurated in fall of 2013, the research project explores the links between family structure and economic growth in 20 countries around the world — more specifically, how marriage and a strong family life foster free enterprise.In our mailbag segment we’re covering a question about learning more about the judges who may be on your ballot.And stick around for the bricklayer segment what you can do in these final days before the election.


3 Nov 2020

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2663. A New Study Titled “The Protestant Family Ethic” – Dr. Brad Wilcox, 9/22/20

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Dr. Brad Wilcox of the Institute for Family Studies The Protestant Family Ethic The Institute for Family Studies


22 Sep 2020

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Real Talk & Friends - Brad Wilcox

REAL TALK - Come Follow Me

Have you ever wondered what grace really means or how it really can help you in your life?. Join us today for a phenomenal episode of Real Talk with our dear friend Brother Brad Wilcox, Second Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency, to talk about this and much, much more. Brother Wilcox is famous for giving the number-one most-viewed BYU devotional ever, “His Grace is Sufficient,” and he’s renowned for being a grace expert. He’s got some good news: grace is working. “It’s time to hear Him and not hear them,” he says in response to the noise of our commotional world. And to the youth, he has a special invitation to “step it up” instead of slacking off during the coronavirus pandemic: “COVID is not a vacation from your covenants.” Listen in, as Scott Sorensen & Ganel-Lyn Condie talk with Brother Brad, and share with us what stands out to you from Brother Wilcox’s message.


13 Sep 2020

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Pati#38: Brad Wilcox Proposes Marriage

Professor & the Idiot

W. Bradford Wilcox is a University of Virginia professor who’s been studying marriage for two decades. He’s also one of Nick’s longtime collaborators: together Brad & Nick have penned numerous articles and a book. Amy and Nick ask Brad about the state of marriage in contemporary America, and the theory of marital success Brad’s developing for his new book. What contributes to a lasting marriage, and what have family scholars often missed when they talk about marriage? We also ponder how COVID-19 has affected families.NOTE: We experienced some internet woes during recording, and apologize to our selective fan base about a few rough transitions in the otherwise superlative episode you’re about to listen to.


6 Sep 2020