Marriage Matters

Marriage and Women’s Well-Being

This article was posted on: July 19, 2019

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.” Proverbs 31:10-11

Social science researchs shows that there is a significant increase in women’s well-being when they are married:

• Married women are healthier than never-married,divorced,andseparated women.

• Married women are less psychologically distressed than divorced or separated women.

• The longer women are married, the less likely they are to become ill.

• Married mothers report more love and intimacy than cohabiting or single mothers do in their romantic/ spousal relationships.

Marriage is a place where women can be safe and cherished. Husbands, how can you increase your wife’s well-being today?

Parents, how are you guiding your children towards marriage? When should you start planting the seeds? The chart shows that married people have higher rates of being “very happy” than do those who are divorced or never married

For links to the research behind these statements, please visit *It bears emphasizing that these patterns hold for the groups involved, not for all the individuals who make up each group. There is naturally a wide variation among individuals.
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