Brad Wilcox

Drawing on the latest in social science as well as ancient wisdom, University of Virginia sociologist Brad Wilcox is dedicated to understanding and strengthening our most important institutions: marriage and family.

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“Finally, a book from academia that tells the truth about the value of marriage. Based on sound research and real-life examples, Get Married calls for a return to the fundamental building block of a healthy society. I wish every adult in America could read this book.”

— GARY CHAPMAN, author of The 5 Love Languages

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Brad Wilcox

Brad Wilcox

Brad Wilcox is Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, the Future of Freedom Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The author of Get Married: Why Americans Should Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families and Save Civilization (HarperCollins, 2024), Wilcox studies marital quality, marital stability, and the impact of strong and stable marriages upon men, women, and children. The author and editor of six books, Wilcox has written for scientific journals such as The American Sociological Review and The Journal of Marriage and Family, as well as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and National Review. A Connecticut native, he now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and family.

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    Dad Saves America, "Andrew Tate, Pearl Davis, The Case for Marriage", February 2024

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    AEI: Is Getting Married a Good Idea? In 60 seconds, February 2024

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    KSL Sunday Edition with Boyd Matheson, January 2024

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    New Book Explores the Benefits of Marriage | EWTN News Nightly

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    Marriage Initiative: The Pro's of Marriage with Brad Wilcox, Ph.D., February 2024

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    BYU Speech, "Get Married," December 2023

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