Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Earlier marriage is better

Truly amazing statistics in this article tell us that the Catholic Church was right, morality makes for better marriages. It also reminds us that in this immoral culture, that multiple reltionships greatly increases the risk for sexual promiscuity which hurts marriage. The Church is right again!

Furthermore, there may actually be increased risks associated with delaying marriage to the end of your 20s or into your 30s. In another study conducted in 2004 by the University of Illinois, Evelyn Lehrer suggested that the risk of divorce decreased with each year from the teens to the early twenties, but then the risk reversed and began to increase with each year after the mid-twenties, offsetting the benefits of age and maturity with the accumulation of harmful dating and sexual experiences.*
The best age to get married is between 21 and 25, according to statistics,which makes sense if you consider where most young people are in their lives at that time; finishing college, finding jobs, cars and homes. Before they get too selfish and set in their ways to share life with someone,but after they develop some moral and spiritual maturity. Of course, I am talking about  the devout Catholic young men and women in my parish, who are spiritualy grounded in a relationship with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Most twenty somethings out there, have no idea what to look for in a spouse, as well as no idea what to do to become a good spouse (live chastely, keep good companions, and walk with God).
Lets help the next generation navigate the pitfalls of the Culture of Death by forming good  Catholic nmarriages open to the gift of children.

Read the entire story at US Catholic online.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From a note at the end of the article:

*Editors' note: After posting this essay, we were alerted that the researcher Van Epp references here (Evelyn Lehrer) had actually published work to the contrary of what he reports. ... "Using data collected in the 1990s and 2000s, I found that as age at marriage rises from the teens to the early twenties and to the late twenties, the probability of divorce decreases steadily. Beyond the late twenties, the curve flattens out, but the odds of divorce do not go up."