Benefits of Marriage
- Better physical health and substantially lower risk of early death and debilitating illness.
- Better emotional health (in a survey of 14,000 people, “marital status was one of the most important predictors of happiness,” with the married reporting the highest level of happiness, and separated and divorced reporting the lowest levels of happiness).
- Financial health and stability increases substantially.
- Married couples report that love and lifelong commitment seem to increase sexual fulfillment and dramatically reduce the risk that their partner will cheat.
Despite the bad press marriage sometimes gets, “ninety-three percent of Americans rate ‘having a happy marriage’ as either one of the most important, or very important objectives.”