1. If Marriage Moves Beyond Our Means, The New York Times
The situation is the most dire at the bottom of the economic ladder,
where marriage “has all but disappeared in the poorest communities” —
though not from a lack of respect for it, the authors say.
2. Marriage Falls Out of Favour for Young Europeans As Austerity And Apathy Bite, The Guardian
"But there are also economic causes because marriage means having a
celebration and often this celebration is big and costs a lot. So in a
time of crisis like this, people live together in an [unmarried]
3. The Best Way to Make Up After Any Argument, The Wall Street Journal
"The biggest thing in making up is to understand that conflict is normal
in a relationship," says Hal Shorey, a clinical psychologist and
associate professor. . . "You don't want to avoid it. You want to manage it."
4. Are Evangelicals Bad for Marriage?, National Review Online
Using Add-Health data, Charles E. Stokes, Amber Lapp, and David Lapp
looked at divorce risk among religiously affiliated people who marry
“early” (ages 18 to 26) and found that for both conservative Protestants and Catholics, church attendance (but not affiliation) dramatically reduces divorce.
5. Marriage About More Than Finding Soul Mate: Column, USA Today
"With women more empowered to support themselves and marriage partially
drained of its economic purpose, the young are inclined to focus on
marriage's potential for deep emotional and sexual connection."
6. Millennials Say No to Marriage, CNN Money
If the current pace continues, more than 30% of Millennial women will
remain unmarried by age 40, nearly twice the share of their Gen X
counterparts, according to a recent Urban Institute report.
Moving In and Moving On, Family Studies
[C]ouples with clear plans to marry before cohabiting, along with those
who marry without cohabiting, tend to have happier marriages and lower
odds of divorce than those who move in together before having a clearly
settled commitment to the future in marriage.
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