So says Fox News: “Marriage is a great anti-poverty program. So why does government discourage it?”
There’s a lot in this article, I’ll simple excerpt it and let you pour coffee and dig in yourself:
- “According to the Brookings Institution, the U.S. would have 25 percent less poverty today if we had the marriage rates we had in 1970 (79 percent of U.S. adults were married then, versus only 52 percent today). Cutting the poverty rate by a quarter would of course benefit individuals who escape poverty, and also benefit government and taxpayers by cutting the amount that needs to be spent on assistance to poor people.”
More good reading:
“…the notion that half of all marriages end in divorce or that the divorce rate is the same in the church… neither are anywhere close to true.”
Yet the media has told us otherwise for years. Intentional ? Unintentional ?
Let take the church thing first. They surveys ask if they believe, not if they actually attend. Among those that attended church weekly, stats far favor marital longevity AND happiness. Further, closer to 72% of married folks are still with their 1st/only spouse.
Here’s more: http://www.christianpost.com/news/author-debunks-myths-about-divorce-rates-including-of-churchgoers-119843/