MARRIAGE: A BENEFICIAL LIFESTYLE CHOICE
While marriage is work, research affirms that it is prosperous to your long-term physical, financial, and emotional health. It also edifies the next generation and communities where they reside.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Those who get and stay married are four-times more likely to enjoy greater financial stability than their divorced or single peers. Everything from dual incomes, health insurance, tax breaks, and home ownership works to the advantage of matrimony.Certainly committed cohabitating couples also share in chores and expenses. However, the holding back on “making it official” often cause them to maintain separate accounts and other cautionary financial decisions. By waiting on fully combining resources, non-marrieds keep many financial advantages at bay.
HEALTHY AND SEXY
Married people are less likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases, abuse drugs and alcohol, commit suicide, or experience depression. Studies show that the stabilizing impact of marriage promotes overall health as we age. In addition, contrary to what we see in television and movies, married couples have more frequent and satisfying sex. Women, in particular, are more enthusiastic lovers in the confines of marriage. Certainly, a benefit to their husbands!
THE BLESSINGS CARRY ON
Children born to stable married couples are more likely to attend college, marry, and lead productive lives. On the other side, children from non-married couples are vulnerable to a life in poverty, crime, abuse, dropping out of school, and drugs/alcohol. Overall, communities built on the foundation of married couples with children enjoy better schools, property values, and quality of life. A married life holds great potential to be a happy life. However, do not rush in foolishly. Picking the right person for this serious bond has life-long consequences and blessings.