Family in Focus Project
God’s design for marriage includes a man leaving his mother and father to become united with his wife and become one flesh with her. God designed this marriage between Adam and Eve to provide partnership, spiritual intimacy, and the ability to pursue God together as a unit. The purpose of marriage is for man and wife to unite together to steer each other toward Him. Marriage is said to be the firmest foundation for creating a family. Two people with their faith in the Lord can unite to raise up a family of their own in His direction. With this we can conclude that marriage isn’t created to make one man and one woman to be perfectly happy, or to live a conflict-free life. If you’re goal when getting married is to be happy all the time with the one you love, you’re very likely to get a divorce as soon as the happiness begins to fade out.
Some statistics tell us that married people have: higher incomes, more emotional support, generally healthier and more happiness and reason in their life. Unmarried people spend more time in the hospital and participate in fewer activates comparing to a married person. In our society, married people are better and more reliable employees, and married individuals have increased earnings and savings compared to before their marriage. Marriage helps both the society and also the individuals involved. Following God’s design for marriage has obviously helped our society economically, and health-wise.
68.7 percent of American Youth are living in un-traditional families, or 7 out of 10. In America, 1 in 3 children is born to an unmarried couple. 75 percent of adolescents in chemical dependency hospitals (rehab from drugs or alcohol abuse) are from single-parent families. More than one half of all youth incarcerated for criminal acts lived in one-parent families when they were growing up. 75 percent of teen parents were born into single parent homes. Currently, 1.9 million kids under age 18 (more than 2...
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