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[Biblical] Marriage: America’s No. 1 Weapon Against Childhood Poverty
[Hmm, ASND therefore wonders, based on the observed evidence , what America’s future holds in store for us…]
The Biggest Reason For Income Inequality Is Single Parenthood
What’s the most important factor blocking social mobility? Single parents, suggests a new study.
“… children growing up with two continuously married parents are less likely to experience a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and social problems, not only during childhood but also in adulthood.”
9 Things You Should Know About Marriage in America
Even for rich kids, marriage matters
[Biblical] Marriage: Still the Safest Place For Women and Children
Children are most likely to thrive —- socially, emotionally, and economically —- when they enjoy the shelter and stability of an intact, married family.
Beyond Breadwinner: How Fathers Make a Difference in Their Children’s Life Prospects
Marriage Makes Our Children Richer—Here’s Why
The reason for boys’ dismal school performance is the growing number of fatherless homes.
“... children growing up with two continuously married parents are less likely to experience a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and social problems, not only during childhood but also in adulthood.“
“… over half of all children in the current generation will live in a single-parent family–and these children simply will not fare as well as their peers who live with both parents.”
Study: [Biblically] Married Couples Live Longer, Healthier Lives Than Singles
“… since single motherhood produces children six times more likely to live in poverty –- and 80 percent of long-term poverty occurs in single-parent homes -– the same class divide denounced by Democrats is the one they are simultaneously promoting.”
“… various studies reveal the utter chaos that informs the lives of an alarming number of children raised by single mothers: they comprise about 70 percent of juvenile murderers, delinquents, teenaged mothers, drug abusers, dropouts, suicides and runaways.”
“… single motherhood and male child abandonment cost the U.S. taxpayer $112 billion every year.”
Greater Odds of Domestic Violence for Two-Income Couples
Teens in intact families are less likely to be sexually experienced
Most married couples with children are satisfied with their relationships.
Christianity & Marriage:
The Christian divorce rate myth (what you’ve heard is wrong)
Debunking some of the rampant myths about marriage and divorce
“… there was actually a substantial increase in age-standardized divorce rates between 1990 and 2008.”
Do atheists have a lower divorce rate than Christians?
Regular churchgoers and married people most satisfied with their love life
“The social-science evidence is in: the dissolution of intact two-parent families is harmful to large numbers of children.”
DIVORCE DROPS A PERSON’S WEALTH BY 77 PERCENT, STUDY FINDS
The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing
Broken Families, Broken Economy
Data Continue To Show Devastation From Family Disintegration
Family breakdown disproportionately harms young males—and they’re falling further behind.
Divorce and You
“‘Red States, Blue States, and Divorce’ leaves out a very important element to the story… *active* conservative Protestants [which the RS-BS&D study did not measure] are statistically no more likely to have divorced in the first few years of marriage than their active peers from other Christian denominations, and both groups who attend church frequently are significantly less likely to have divorced than their non-religious peers.
… not a single [measured variable] measures whether a county or person is Republican or Democrat…
“Similarly, though less of a jump, conservative Protestant affiliation is treated as synonymous with conservative Protestant beliefs, though no actual religious or family-related beliefs are measured. And, most importantly… there is no measurement of actual involvement in conservative Protestant churches…
“[As well] The evidence from this article does not suggest that marriages would be better off in non-religious contexts but actually points in the opposite direction. Additionally, the authors find that higher concentrations of conservative Protestants are associated with lower levels of cohabitation, which reduces divorce rates. And most intriguing among these less-touted findings is that counties with the highest proportion of conservative Protestants (the top quartile) actually showed no elevated risk of divorce.”
“… the red-state model… described by [the RS-BS&D study]… is the stuff of a thousand country music songs [rather than biblical Christianity], and unfortunately, statistically, it doesn’t work well.”
Divorce – A Biblical Christian Perspective
“For too many, the damage begins early in life.”
When Marriage Disappears: The Retreat from Marriage in Middle America
“… despite being thanked by the grandparents, I found myself sobbing on the floor.”
” I see her regularly [but] I’m certainly not ‘Dad’.”
[ASND would like to ask Mr. Hitchins why, then, does he continue to experience the normal emotional reactions that “dads” naturally do?]