The Ring Makes All the Difference
Cohabitation is hands-down the fastest growing family form in the United States and most Western nations. Most of these couples view the arrangement as a step toward marriage, or as a substitute for marriage. But does living together truly give people...
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Cohabitation is hands-down the fastest growing family form in the United States and most Western nations. Most of these couples view the arrangement as a step toward marriage, or as a substitute for marriage. But does living together truly give people what they are longing for? Author Glenn Stanton offers a compelling factual case that nearly every area of health and happiness is increased by marriage and decreased by cohabitation.
How can young couples determine if moving in together is a wise move? With more than half of American women now cohabitating sometime in their adult lives, pastors and counselors need to be prepared to advise young adults with factual and scriptural truth. With credible data and compassion, Stanton explores the reasons why the cohabitation trend is growing; outlines its negative outcomes for men, women and children; and makes a case for why marriage is still the best arrangement for the flourishing of couples and society.
Glenn T. Stanton is a husband, father, writer and speaker. He married his high-school sweetheart, Jacqueline Stanton, 22 years ago and they have five young children, ages nine and under. They have little sleep, but much joy! Glenn is the Director of Social Research and Cultural Affairs and Senior Research Analyst for Marriage and Sexuality at Focus on the Family.He is the author of Why Marriage Matters: Reasons to Believe in Marriage in Postmodern Society, which examines the rich and diverse benefits marriage brings to adults, children, and society. He is also a contributor to two books, The F
- <div><p>chapter 1: Cohabitation Nation</p><p>chapter 2: What Are Couples Looking For?</p><p>chapter 3: How Cohabitating Relationships Differ From Marriage</p><p>chapter 4: Why Mom And Dad's Marriage License Matters To Children</p><p>chapter 5: Health And Happiness</p><p>chapter 6: Does Cohabitation Lead To Better Marriages?</p><p>chapter 7: Cohabitation: A Relationship On The Man's Terms</p><p>chapter 8: The Book Of Scripture And The Book Of Science</p>chapter 9: Marriage: A Better Way</div>