Research + News | Topic: Relationships
May 20, 2019
For Teens, Romances Where The Couple Never Meets Are Now Normal
A generation that lives online is redefining dating; ‘We only met for 20 minutes and that was the first and last time we ever saw each other.’ Read the article here.
May 10, 2019
Madonna Says Giving Her Children Mobile Phones ‘Ended Their Relationship’
The singer says her children’s lives became dominated by the technology. Read the article here.
May 10, 2019
Technology Cuts Children Off From Adults, Warns Expert
One of the world’s foremost authorities on child mental health today warns that technology is threatening child development by disrupting the crucial learning relationship between adults and children. Read the article here.
Mar 22, 2019
Teens Aren’t Socializing In The Real World, And That’s Making Them Super Lonely
A new study finds that young people are reporting loneliness in increasing numbers and at a rate outpacing that of their elderly counterparts. Read the article here.
Mar 13, 2019
I Ditched My Phone, Moved To Nepal, And It Changed My Life
Culture shock can be an instigator of change. Read the blog post here.
Jan 15, 2019
A Letter To Teens About The Science Of Popularity… And The Best Ways To Use Social Media
An excerpt from the book “Popular: Finding Happinessand Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships.” Read the excerpt here.
Oct 18, 2018
Phantom Community: What’s The Power Of Talk In A Digital Age?
A digital “sense” of connectedness is replacing or impeding our ways of “being” incarnate (“in the flesh”) with one another. Read this blog post from Fuller Youth Institute here.
Apr 30, 2018
Researchers Explore Pornography’s Effect On Long-Term Relationships
Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not, researchers say. Porn is a driver in making relationships worse, increasing the divorce risk. Read the full article here.
Oct 31, 2017
More Education Is Needed To Help Teens And Young Adults Stand Up To A New Epidemic: Digital Dating Abuse
Mary Kay’s annual ‘Truth About Abuse’ Survey reveals more than 80 percent of young people need more information to talk to friends about abuse. Read the article here.
Oct 4, 2017
How Technology Changes Teen Romance
The topic of teenage romance and sex has always been charged, but today’s pervasive digital technology has succeeded in turning up the wattage. Some parents have an easy and open channel with their adolescent around all things amorous while others find the subject painfully awkward and try to avoid it altogether. Read the full article here.