Supreme Court, Timing of First Birth, Relationships Difficulty

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 808

  • Feb 22, 2016 2:00 pm
  • 2:26:10 mins

South Carolina and Nevada Primaries (16:36) Joe Cannon is the CEO of the Fuel Freedom Foundation, former Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, past assistant administrator in the US EPA, and editor of the Deseret News. Joe Cannon recaps the Nevada and South Carolina primaries and discusses the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia Timing of First Birth (1:06:47) Dr. Kristi Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at The Ohio State University. Teen pregnancies in 2014 amounted to 24.2 births for every 1,000 teenage girls. Nearly 89% of these births occurred outside of marriage. Researchers have been looking into the effects of when women have their first child and their marital history. Our guest today, Dr. Kristi Williams, co-authored the study, “First-birth Timing, Marital History and Women’s Health at Midlife” and shares the findings. Myths About Marriage (1:27:55) Dr. Matt Townsend shares his thoughts on the importance of marriage but cautions that marriage doesn’t solve everything. Everyone's situation is different and many factors must be considered when making life decisions. Less Capable of Forming Relationships (1:57:29) Vinita Mehta, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Washington, D.C., and an expert on relationships, managing anxiety and stress, and building health and resilience. Research shows that while meaningful relationships totally benefit our lives, we’re increasingly more dismissive of other people. Are we simply less invested in relationships than we used to be? Dr. Vinita Mehta shares the research