Patrick F. Fagan

Dr. Pat Fagan has been a grade school and college teacher, a therapist specializing in child, family and marital issues, executive director of a small think tank, a Senate staffer, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, and founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Initiative ( ) first at Family Research Council, now at The Catholic University of America. 
He is publisher and editor of, has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development and religious practice.  He and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.

An embarrassing truth about the fertility crisis
2 Mar 2020 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: faith, family structure, fertility
The solution is the intact, weekly worshipping family

Live below your means
6 Feb 2020 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family economics, family time
It gives you precious time for the family

What a son needs to win a great woman
16 Jan 2020 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: boys, marriage, virtue
A magnanimous soul fostered, ideally, by his father

Dollar rich but time (and relationship) poor Americans: a way out?
19 Sep 2019 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: happiness, human relationships, order
Ordering one’s life relationally

Hillbilly Elegy: The power of attachments beyond mother and father
3 Sep 2019 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: attachment, grandparents, Hillbilly Elegy
Where parents fail, others can make up

Early attachment is vital to happiness
20 Aug 2019 | FAMILY EDGE |  
But family breakdown and digital distractions undermine human bonds

Teen romance: becoming ourselves through relationships  
22 Nov 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescent sexuality, relationships, romance
And the need for wise instruction

Fathers, sons, and the sexual revolution we really need
31 Oct 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fathers, marriage, parenting, sex education
We have got sex so wrong. Rebuilding starts with men.

Who’s not afraid of having children?
16 Jul 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: fertility, ideal family size
American women are having fewer children than they would like, a New York Times survey shows.

The escalation of pornography: a ten-year update
9 Mar 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: internet use, pornography, smartphones
The causes and consequences of increased porn consumption.

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