September 21, 2014

The Hook Up Culture - Hazardous To Your Marriage

The Federalist quotes a University of Virginia study that shows why chastity before marriage is the better option.
[A] new study shows that the more relationships you've had prior to marriage, the less likely you’ll have a good marriage. This seems somewhat obvious, but it’s so contrary to popular culture and practice these days that even the study’s authors say the finding is “counterintuitive.”

“In most areas, more experience is better. You’re a better job candidate with more experience, not less. When it comes to relationship experience, though, we found that having more experience before getting married was associated with lower marital quality,” said Galena K. Rhoades, research associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver. She’s a co-author of the study “Before ‘I Do’: What Do Premarital Experiences Have To Do With Marital Quality Among Today’s Young Adults?,” from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. The report has all sorts of interesting findings, including that large weddings and conscious decision-making in relationships are also factors in happy marriages.

Previous marriages and previously having lived with a partner were both identified as risk factors for less-happy marriages, the authors said.
God created the institution of marriage for one reason: so that your children aren't insane. The hook up culture is only one of the messes that have sprung up out of the wreckage of modern marriage.

Malachi 2:15
“Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.”

H/T The Wintery Knight and iOTW


Doom said...

Actually, that is only true for women. Don't let them try to fool you.

Kid said...

Demoralization, porn, women's lib, break up of the family unit, abortion like popcorn, paying breeders to pop out kids in defective environments. This is how your hard core commie works.