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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 […]

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE RISES AMONG YOUNG ADULTS

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 […]