6. Marriage – lowers risk of domestic violence

Statistics show that marriage is the most protective factor

Domestic or partner abuse is common and much more commonly happens to girls/women than to men.  Relationships between men and women were not designed to be this way: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself… Read more.

5. Sex and Marriage

Far from being boring, those who are married have more and better sex

In a society which is obsessed with sex and which often portrays commitment-free sex outside of marriage as exciting, many people come to believe that having sex with the same person for years on end is boring and unsatisfying. As Christians we know that God intends sexual intimacy only to… Read more.

4. Married couples are happier

Studies show that married couples are generally happier than those co-habiting or single

Everything and everyone whom God created is described as good in the first chapter of Genesis. In striking contrast God declares that ‘It is not good that the man should be alone’ and in response He made him ‘a helper fit for him’. God speaks with perfect wisdom. So we… Read more.

3. Marriage Increases the likelihood of staying together

Statistics show that married couples are more likely to stay together than couples who are just cohabiting

In the previous articles we have looked at the benefits of marriage to the couple who are married and to any children they may have but of course many people would argue that cohabiting would give the same benefits and as a result many people see marriage as unnecessary or… Read more.