Elizabeth Marquardt

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.

Realities Of Divorce Day 3

Approaching Marriage

Jen Abbas and Elizabeth Marquardt talk about how how their parents’ divorce affected their thoughts about marriage and family.

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Realities Of Divorce Day 2

The Emotional Hurdles of Living Through a Divorce

Elizabeth Marquardt and Jen Abbas talk about the emotional reality of divorce for children.

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Realities Of Divorce Day 1

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.

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Choosing A Spouse Day 3

How Religious Views Affect Our Approach

Do your religious views affect the way you approach relationships?

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Choosing A Spouse Day 2

What is it Really Like on Today’s College Campus?

What’s it really like on today’s college campus?

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Choosing A Spouse Day 1

Whatever Happened to Courtship?

Elizabeth Marquardt talks about the research she’s done with college students about their dating habits.

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Cultural Issues Day 1

The Emerging Clash Between Adult Rights and Children’s Needs

Who is the father or mother, legally?

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Cultural Issues Day 1

New Idea or Assault on the Family?

Elizabeth Marquardt talks about the culture’s changing views and definitions of parenthood.

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Children Of Divorce Day 4

Forgiving Our Parents

Jen Abbas and Elizabeth Marquardt talk about forgiving their parents for the divorces.

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Children Of Divorce Day 3

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.

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