Thursday, 24 May 2012

What Cohabitation Does for Marriage

Jon Gleason, a good friend and pastor of a church in Glenrothes posted a link to some interesting statistics regarding the growing practice of living together before marriage :

*If couples want to dramatically boost their likelihood of divorcing once married, few things so widely practiced will ensure that than cohabiting.

*If women want to significantly increase their chances of being a victim of physical, sexual and verbal violence from their mate, cohabitation is what they are looking for

*If you want to learn poorer problem-solving, communication and negotiation skills in your relationship, cohabitation can help you there also.

*If poverty appeals to you, cohabitation is more likely to put you there, compared to being married, even when both of you work full time.

*When it comes to keeping up the house, cohabiting men help out less with household chores than their married peers.

*Sophisticated research shows that men who cohabit before marriage become husbands who tend to be less committed to their wives, compared to husbands who did not cohabit.

*In terms of getting out of a bad relationship, data shows that women might actually have a more difficult time leaving unhealthy cohabiting relationships than a dangerous marriage.

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;


Anonymous said...

Please tell me where you got your stats.

dale mcalpine said...

If you click on the words in blue for each stat that will take you to the source :)

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