Making the Case for Marriage

In a recent report from the National Marriage Project, scholars David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote, "Marriage is a fundamental social institution. It is central to the nurture and raising of children. It is the ‘social glue’ that reliably attaches fathers to children. It contributes to the physical, emotional and economic health of men, women and children, and thus to the nation as a whole. It is also one of the most highly prized of all human relationships and a central life goal o...
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Why Marry?

By Richard M Much of the world finds comfort without marriage. They see marriage as a burden, and even brag that they are just as happy without the “commitment.” They are wrong. Marriage is good. But I had to learn that the hard way. I don’t think I really appreciated the value of marriage until I lost that companionship through divorce. After 17 years, my wife found someone else and left me. I struggled to understand what had happened. I went through all of the stages: anger, denial, blam...
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