Benefits of Marriage

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For Men

 

1.   Live longer

2.   Physically healthier

3.   Wealthier

4.   Increase stability of employment

5.   Higher wages, more bonuses

6.   Emotionally healthier

7.   Decrease drug/alcohol abuse

8.   Better relationships with children

9.   More satisfying sexual relationship

10. Less likely to commit violent crimes

 

For Women

 

1.   More satisfying relationship

2.   Emotionally healthier

3.   Wealthier

4.   Safer from domestic violence, sexual assault, other violent crimes

5.   Suicide less likely

6.   Decrease risk of drug/alcohol abuse

7.   Less likely to contract STD's

8.   Less likely to live in poverty

9.   Better relationships with children

10. Best place to express sexuality

 

Children

 

1.    More likely to attend college

2.    Better academically

3.    Physically healthier

4.    Emotionally healthier

5.    Suicide less likely

6.    Fewer behavior problems

7.    Safer from physical/sexual abuse

8.    Drug/ alcohol abuse less likely

9.    Delinquent behaviors less likely

10.  Better relationship with parents

 

For Communities

 

1.   More physically healthy citizens

2.   More emotionally healthy citizens

3.   Higher rates of educated citizens

4.   Lower domestic violence rates

5.   Lower crime statistics

6.   Lower teen age pregnancy rates

7.   Fewer juvenile delinquency

8.   Higher rates of home ownership

9.   Better school

10. Higher property values