David Lapp

David Lapp is a research associate at the Institute for American Values, a nonpartisan organization devoted to strengthening families and civil society in the U.S. and the world. Along with his wife, Amber Lapp, he is the co-investigator of the Love and Marriage in Middle America project, a qualitative research project about how working class young adults in one Ohio town form families. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, National Review, and First Things.



Why mercy matters
12 Dec 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: drug addiction, mercy, working class
Acceptance is the beginning of turning a life around.


The power of a powerless addict
19 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags:
How a young man found a way forward after 13 years on drugs.


What marriage means to today’s young adults
28 Mar 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: family structure, marriage, United States
Young working-class adults revere marriage but believe that it is about personal fulfilment and has no essential link to children.


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