Throughout time the status of marriage has been and remains under continued pressure as are marriages themselves. This is despite the fact that throughout history to the current time many  have concluded that marriage is a cornerstone of society/nations. Researchers, from differing fields of interest, still continue in this activity and show that it is so.

Having a healthy and strong marriage is not just a luxury item, it’s something we should strive for and expect. Marriage researchers have determined that having a healthy, happy, fulfilling marriage benefits all family members and society at large. Modern research simply echoes what God says in His Word.

Research shows that there are many benefits from strong, healthy marriages some of which are:

  1. For to the community

    • Higher rates of physically healthy citizens.
    • Higher rates of emotionally healthy citizens.
    • Lower domestic violence rates.
    • Lower crime statistics.
    • Lower teen age pregnancy rates.
    • Lower rates of juvenile delinquency.
  1. For the children and youth who are raised by parents in strong, healthy marriages

    • Have a better relationship with their mothers and fathers.
    • Less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol or to commit delinquent behaviours.
    • Are less likely to be a victim of physical or sexual abuse.
    • Decreases their chances of divorcing when they get married.
    • Less likely to become pregnant as a teenager, or impregnate someone.
    • Are less likely to be sexually active as teenagers.
  1. For Women

    • More satisfying relationship.
    • Emotionally and physically healthier.
    • Wealthier.
    • Less likely to be victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other violent crimes.
    • Less likely to attempt or commit suicide and decreased risk of drug and alcohol abuse.
    • Have better relationships with their children.
  1. For Men

    • Live longer.
    • Emotionally and physically healthier.
    • Wealthier.
    • Increase in the stability of employment.
    • Higher wages.
    • Less likely to attempt or commit suicide and decreased risk of drug and alcohol abuse.
    • Have better relationships with their children.

These are just a few of the benefits of strong healthy marriages, but there is so much more in the booklet “21 Reasons for Marriage” download your copy here:

See also ‘The Importance of Marriage.