Thursday, May 19, 2011

Falling Divorce Rates

CNN reported in Divorce Rates Falling, Report Finds just what the title states.  I wondered before reading the article if it's because people typically live together first before marrying; therefore, if they do decide to marry later, they're more sure about it, and they end up sticking together.  That's basically what the article said, but I've also heard that people who do live together, have the "test the waters" mindset and tend to continue to "test the waters" with people other than their spouse after marriage.  Maybe things have changed though; who knows.

<sarcasm> I do know, however, that female and male bodies are meant to fit together; people have been proving this for thousands of years successfully (post-marriage). </sarcasm>

On a related note, LAF/Beautiful Womanhood just linked to an article today stating that Kids Can Do Abstinence, Data Shows.


Stephanie said...

That was a really interesting article.

One thing I'm curious about is that it contradicts previous research the LDS Church cites, that "studies show that both those who have sexual experiences before marriage and those who cohabitate are more likely to divorce. Cohabitation in particular is linked to lower marital commitment and a higher divorce rate."

I'd be interested to see how these different studies were done, and why they seem to conflict?

Emily said...

Really good question, that's what I wondered, too. Thanks for leaving the link.

Cheryl said...


Here's a great article published yesterday that also indicates falling divorce rates are at least in part due to the fact that less people are getting married to begin with:

This article also does a wonderful job of linking the practice of having children while cohabitating to its effects on those children.