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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Why the Declining Marriage Rate Affects Everyone

Families are the building blocks of civilization.

They are personal relationships, but they greatly shape and serve the public good. Strong families make for strong communities. Conversely, family breakdown harms society as a whole.

That’s why America’s declining marriage rate is a real problem.

While on the surface this might not seem like an issue that you and I need to care about, the decline in marriage has a significant impact on each and every one of us—from the amount of taxes we pay to the level of crime in our neighborhoods.

How do we know?



Anonymous said...

Thanks to feminism.

Anonymous said...

Marriage is too long. Raise good educated and successful kids then get separate bedrooms hobbies and friends. Do your own thing and grow old together and have your own lives. It makes the love stronger when all that is over you can be individuals again and appreciate what brought you together respectively in the first place. There is nothing romantic about sharing a bed with someone farting and getting up to pee ever hour snoring and restless leg syndrome. The familiar dynamic is a lot more than a marriage and kids you have in laws and exlaws and sometimes outlaws but you stick with it because your vows are the greatest committed leap of faith you will ever make. I have always wondered why people that did not get it right the first time bothered again and again.

Anonymous said...

11:10 I agree- it is too long. Men are not wired to be monogamous in the first place, so we are constantly barraged with sexual stimulation on tv, print media, internet, etc., that makes us believe our relationships should have something more. And our wives don't get it. They think we should just be happy forever because we are married to them.
Plus, marriage is a LEGAL, document and comes with fiscal penalties for getting out of it, no matter how long it lasts. So, why not just be in a relationship without the legal bindings.
So, I get that marriage is becoming blasé. If I could have the Flux Capacitor, I would go back in time and get a do-over.

Anonymous said...

Read the article again.

The argument isn't about marriage. It's about socioeconomic status and household income.

Homes with higher income (two wage earners will have higher income) tend to be in areas with less crime, more opportunity, etc.

The building blocks of a civilization is resources and opportunity. Marriage only enters the equation because two wage earners raises income.

Anonymous said...

Marriage is a wonderful institution, everyone should try it at least once!
I did and am a better person from it. Single last 33 yrs!