A groundbreaking look at marriage, the most fundamental and universal of all of the institutions that are human which reveals the emotional, physical, economic, and sexual benefits that marriage brings to individuals and society as a whole.
The Case for Marriage is a intervention that is critically important the nationwide debate concerning the future of family members. Based regarding the research that is authoritative of sociologist Linda J. Waite, journalist Maggie Gallagher, and a number of other scholars, this book’s findings dramatically contradict the anti-marriage myths that have become the common sense of most Americans. Today a broad consensus holds that marriage is a bad deal for women, that divorce is better for children when parents are unhappy, and that marriage is essentially a private choice, not a institution that is public. Waite and Gallagher flatly contradict these presumptions, arguing rather that by a range that is broad of, marriage is actually better for you than being single or divorced– physically, materially, and spiritually. They contend that married people live longer, have better health, earn more money, accumulate more wealth, feel more fulfillment in their lives, enjoy more satisfying sexual relationships, and have happier and more successful children than those who remain single, cohabit, or get divorced.
The Case for Marriage combines clearheaded analysis, penetrating cultural criticism, and practical advice for strengthening the institution of marriage, and provides clear, essential guidelines for reestablishing marriage as the foundation for a healthy and happy society.
“A compelling defense of a union that is sacred. The Case for Marriage is well crafted and well argued, empirically rigorous and learned, practical and commonsensical.” — William J. Bennett, composer of The Book of Virtues
“Makes the absolutely critical point that marriage has been misrepresented and misunderstood.” — The Wall Street Journal
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