Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is injurious to society itself. – Pope Benedict

Why Marriage Matters

Marriage does matter. After all, we’re all in this together. As members of society, we count on each other every day to keep our commitments. We feel more secure when we can depend on others.

Although marriage has changed a great deal, the benefits of marriage endure. Social science research confirms that marriage is an important social good that brings a wide range of positive outcomes for adults and children alike. Read more about these benefits of marriage:

  • On average, married people are better off financially.
  • Marriage is associated with better health, sex and safety for men and women.
  • Children do better when they live with their own two married parents.

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