marriage

Married People Are Happier

Married People Are Happier

If all there was to go on were sitcoms, movies, and mainstream editorials, we’d have to conclude that marriage is a direct path to misery, the “old ball and chain” that only ties us down, limits our freedom, and cramps our sexual fun. Many people now think of marriage less as “settling down” and more as “settling.” Young people are told, “You’ve got plenty of time, live a little, first,” as if life ends after the wedding.

The truth about marriage, however, is that it is, statistically, the single best predictor of long-term happiness. Making this even more important to understand is that for at least the last 20 years now, Americans have been steadily getting less happy.

Tony Evans Announces Engagement 4 Years after His Late Wife's Passing

Tony Evans Announces Engagement 4 Years after His Late Wife's Passing

Pastor and bestselling author Tony Evans announced his engagement to Carla Crummie on Sunday, four years after his first wife, Lois Evans, died.

Marriage Is an Outdated Concept, Young Adults Say in New Poll

Marriage Is an Outdated Concept, Young Adults Say in New Poll

A significant minority of young adults who are in a relationship believe marriage is an “outdated” concept, according to a new survey of Millennials and Gen Zers that also found that an overwhelming majority nevertheless hope to get married.

The Stubborn Facts about Saving Sex: Doing Things God’s Way Works

The Stubborn Facts about Saving Sex: Doing Things God’s Way Works

In an age so defined by consumer choice and product reviews, it has become intuitive to embrace the “try before you buy” motto in most areas of life. For some decisions, however, those rules simply do not work. A growing body of research suggests that romantic relationships should not be approached in the same way as buying a new car or choosing a cellphone provider.

How Redefined Marriage Legally Robs Kids of What's Best for Them

How Redefined Marriage Legally Robs Kids of What's Best for Them

About 15 years ago, sociologists coined the term “abusive boyfriend syndrome” to describe the increased risk to children who live in homes with an unrelated adult. According to numerous studies, these children were much more likely to be abused or even killed than children who live at home with two biological or married parents. Because of these findings, domestic violence prevention programs routinely teach parents, especially vulnerable women, that the single highest risk factor that they or their children will be abused is whether they’re living with an unrelated, unmarried adult.

God designed family in a specific way. The biological reality, that one man and one woman are required to make a child, points to the social reality, which is that children do best with a mom and a dad. This neither makes abuse inevitable for children in other arrangements, nor does it suggest that biological parents never abuse. In fact, child abuse can become tragically epidemic within certain cultures and families.

The Inspiring Endurance of George and Norma Strait's 50-Year Marriage

The Inspiring Endurance of George and Norma Strait's 50-Year Marriage

George Strait and his wife were just kids when they ran off to elope, but 50 years later, wow! In a world where divorce is common, these two prove love can conquer. It's such an incredible story. The couple is still just as in love as the day they got hitched.

Ex-Cop Who Resigned after Being Disciplined over Facebook Post on 'God's Design for Marriage' Takes Legal Action

Ex-Cop Who Resigned after Being Disciplined over Facebook Post on 'God's Design for Marriage' Takes Legal Action

A former Georgia cop who resigned from his position after facing dicsiplinary actions for sharing his beliefs on biblical marriage is taking legal action.

'She Has Prayed Us Through So Many Things': Terry Crews Expresses Gratitude for His Wife's Prayer Life

'She Has Prayed Us Through So Many Things': Terry Crews Expresses Gratitude for His Wife's Prayer Life

Actor and outspoken Christian Terry Crews recently celebrated his wife, Rebecca, as a praying woman at the 30th annual Movieguide Awards last Friday.

'Are You a Man?': Pastor Criticizes Husbands Who Let Wives Decide when to 'Start Having Kids'

'Are You a Man?': Pastor Criticizes Husbands Who Let Wives Decide when to 'Start Having Kids'

A fundamentalist Baptist preacher is drawing attention on social media for a viral clip in which he says husbands should be the sole determiner of how many children their wives have.

Jonathan Shelley, the pastor of Stedfast Baptist Church in Watauga, Texas, made the comments on January 8 in a sermon titled “Postpartum and Pediatricians,” according to ChurchLeaders.com, which first reported on the comments. A video clip of the sermon has been viewed more than 250,000 times on Twitter.