Dr Pat Fagan has been a grade school teacher, and a clinical therapist specialising in child, family and marital therapy. During his career, he has been Executive Director of the Free Congress Foundation, a member of the staff of Senator Dan Coats of Indiana, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, Senior Fellow on Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, then founder and director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at Family Research Council, which he now directs independently. He is also the publisher and editor of Marripedia.org. He has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects on marriage, family, child development and religious practice. With John Bishop, of FOCUS, he is presently engaged in building The Cornerstone Alliance, which is dedicated to providing educational resources for men on fatherhood and marriage. He and his wife Theresa have eight children and nineteen grandchildren.