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Snapshot of Catholic Marriage

Snapshot of Catholic Marriage

415,487 Catholic marriages in the United States in 1972 dropped to 168,400 in 2010 (a decrease of 60 percent!).  This mirrors a decrease in the number of marriages in the entire U.S. population, a decline of over 50% from 1970 – 2012 (The State of Our Unions 2011, 60). Among the Catholic adult population, 53% […]


What Are the Social Benefits of Marriage?

Marriage, the union of one man and one woman, is a personal, but not private, relationship with great public significance. Marriage is good for the couple; it is also provides the optimal conditions for bearing and raising children. Marriage makes an essential contribution to the common good. Some specific benefits are identified below. Marriage and […]


The Truth About Divorce Statistics

The Truth About Divorce Statistics

Is it true that 50% of all marriages are destined to end in divorce? Not so, says New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope in her new book, “For Better: The Science of Good Marriage.” In fact, far more marriages succeed than fail. See what she says is the real story behind the statistics.


Why Married Parents Are Important for Children

Why Married Parents Are Important for Children

Why are married parents important for children?


Looking for Long-Term Dividends? Try Marriage

Looking for Long-Term Dividends? Try Marriage

One of the oldest axioms of married life is that two can live more cheaply than one. The facts support the notion that, for a variety of reasons, a married couple can stretch a dollar bill a lot farther than two people living on their own.


Economic Impact

Economic Impact

Marriage is a wealth generating institution. It leads to significant economic benefits for married persons.


Health

Health

Married people experience overwhelming benefits in physical and mental health, personal safety, and sexual intimacy.


Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

A snapshot of marriage in the U.S.


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