Jen Abbas and Elizabeth Marquardt talk about how how their parents’ divorce affected their thoughts about marriage and family.
Elizabeth Marquardt is the director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values, a nonpartisan think tank focused on children, families, and civil society. Her essays and op-ed pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.
The Emotional Hurdles of Living Through a Divorce
Elizabeth Marquardt and Jen Abbas talk about the emotional reality of divorce for children.
Surviving the Aftermath of Divorce
Elizabeth Marquardt and Jen Abbas tell about their experience growing up without both a mother and a father in the home.
How Religious Views Affect Our Approach
Do your religious views affect the way you approach relationships?
What is it Really Like on Today’s College Campus?
What’s it really like on today’s college campus?
Whatever Happened to Courtship?
Elizabeth Marquardt talks about the research she’s done with college students about their dating habits.
The Emerging Clash Between Adult Rights and Children’s Needs
Who is the father or mother, legally?
New Idea or Assault on the Family?
Elizabeth Marquardt talks about the culture’s changing views and definitions of parenthood.
Forgiving Our Parents
Jen Abbas and Elizabeth Marquardt talk about forgiving their parents for the divorces.
The Sleeper Effect of Divorce
Elizabeth and Jen talk about how their parents’ divorce has affected them throughout their lives and continues to affect them today.