Saturday, June 25, 2011

Marriage Essential for Children: Studies

Proving what we've always known, studies show that children benefit when raised by a mother and father, joined in holy matrimony.

For background, read Marriage Trend: Confined within Church and also read Liberalism Causes Poverty in America: Study as well as 'Intact Family' Nearly Extinct among Blacks

UPDATE 3/4/13: White House Says Kids Don't Need Mom, 2 Dads OK

-- From "The argument for marriage: Unwed parents are six times more likely to split by the time their child is five" by Sarah Harris, UK Daily Mail 6/17/11

Unmarried parents are six times more likely to split by their child's fifth birthday than those who are married, say researchers.

The study from the [Cambridge-based] think-tank the Jubilee Centre will reignite concerns that Britain is fast becoming a nation of broken homes.

The trend is particularly worrying because other research shows that children brought up by couples, especially married couples, are likely to do better than youngsters in single parent homes.

Last year Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith warned that children from broken homes are nine times more likely to commit a crime than those from stable families.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Dad, mom in home is essential, Americans say" by Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times 6/16/11

The majority of [American] children - nearly 70 percent, or 51.8 million - lived with two parents. However, about 27 percent, or 19.8 million, lived with only one parent, in most instances their mother. Another 4 percent, or 3 million, had neither a father nor a mother in their homes.

The Obama administration has announced the “Year of Strong Fathers, Strong Families” as part of its Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. . . . [details] are at the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse at

In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services has released public service announcements about how fathers play a unique role in the lives of their children . . .

Separately, the Pew Research Center’s Social and Demographic Trends released a report . . . that found 69 percent of Americans believe having a father in the home is essential for “a child to grow up happily.” A slightly higher 74 percent said the same about mothers in the home.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Children Suffer from Divorce, Not Bad Marriage