The number of marriages in the United States is at a historic
low, but a report in USA Today suggests a slight rebound
is coming in the future.
The study was done by Demographic Intelligence, located in
Virginia, which found that marriage numbers are rising among women
ages 25 to 34, the college-educated, and the affluent.
Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America has reviewed the
stats and says a little blip will not offset a long-term trend.
"One of the things that I think is very encouraging is that
college-educated women know better," Crouse tells OneNewsNow.
"They are the women who
understand the importance of marriage," Crouse adds, "and they are
the ones who understand that they cannot follow the line of the
They know that it is best to be married and then have a family,
and understand co-habitation does not work, according to
Crouse says there is "a whole generation who have not been
churched" or come in contact with married couples of authentic
"They've seen the media make fun of Christians," says Crouse.
"They've seen the media portray only the worst possible examples of
Christianity, and so they don't have a very positive view of
Christianity, and they don't then take seriously the Bible and
She says that what Christians can do to counter negative media
portrayals is to be good examples of God's design for marriage
in order to be a biblical influence on others.