Let’s Speak Up for MARRIAGE!

New-Marrieds-pixPeople need to be more vocal about the virtues of marriage.  Rather than letting young people think that marriage is something that can wait for the days when they’re ready to grow fat, boring and “settle down,” married believers need to boldly affirm the joys and satisfaction they have found in marriage.

Not only is marriage meant to be a picture of God’s covenant relationship with His people, it is practical protection from most of life’s ills. Married people not only live longer lives, they live healthier lives.

Statistically married women incur less severe illnesses and enjoy lower rates of domestic abuse (as opposed to those who merely cohabit).  It seems–ladies–that living with an uncommitted, self-absorbed partner can be hazardous to your health—and that of your children.

Married couples make more, save more and have a higher net worth. Married parents in the home tend to make children healthier and happier and avoid poverty. They do better in school and are better adjusted to life.


About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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