Marriage numbers dip but rebound predicted

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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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.

Crouse, Janice (CWA)"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 popular culture."

They know that it is best to be married and then have a family, and understand co-habitation does not work, according to Crouse.

Crouse says there is "a whole generation who have not been churched" or come in contact with married couples of authentic faith.

"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 biblical instruction."

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. 

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