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Considering Commitment

At the age of 21, Lily Maley found herself pregnant and alone. After realizing the father of her child had no intention of parenting, Lily made a conscious decision to focus on her faith and young daughter. “Being a mom changed my perspective about love and about life itself. It brought me closer to God […]

Commit and Cohabitate?

“Mutual I’m sure.” The twang of these words Bing Crosby hears in the film, White Christmas, from his prospective date are like nails on a chalkboard to his ears, for they could not be farther from the truth. As this woman fawns over Crosby, his only desire is to rid himself from this rendezvous immediately. Unfortunately […]

Study Reveals Millennial Success Sequence

The Institute for Family Studies recently published a study, The Millennial Success Sequence: Marriage, Kids, and the ‘Success Sequence’ Among Young Adults, revealing that millennials are much more likely to flourish financially if they follow the “success sequence”: getting at least a high school degree, working full-time, and marrying before having any children, in that order. Other key points […]

Is Cohabitation Stable?

Traditional views of marriage have been declining worldwide for decades. This means more children are born outside of marriage or to cohabitating couples. This social change raises two important questions: 1. Are such children less likely to enjoy stable family lives? 2. Is the growth of non-marital childrearing, including the growth of childbearing within a cohabiting union, […]

The Link Between Premarital Sex and Marital Stability

In a society that views causal sex as common practice, one must consider the consequences of premarital sex on marital stability. How,if at all, does premarital sex influence marital stability? A study using data from the National Survey of Family Growth looked at changing sexual behavior and attitudes towards premarital sex. The study was based on […]

Debunking the “Ball and Chain” Myth

The common “ball and chain” perception of marriage among men is that it is an “expensive encumbrance on their freedom and their sex lives.” However, new research released by the Institute for Family Values finds that married men have more money, better sex and longer lives than their single and cohabitating peers. Researchers Bradford Wilcox, director of the […]


The rate of young adults choosing to cohabitate is on the rise. However, research continues to point to a risk of high levels of physical abuse among cohabiting couples compared to married couples. A recent study published in December 2016 emphasizes the impending risks of intimate partner violence (IPV) among cohabitating couples in their 20’s. Click HERE […]