Benefits of a Healthy Marriage!

Benefits of Healthy Marriages For Children and Youth (Marriage Statistics)

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Researchers have found many benefits for children and youth who are raised by parents in healthy marriages, compared to unhealthy marriages, including the following statistics:

  • More likely to attend college
  • Physically healthier
  • Emotionally healthier
  • Less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Less likely to commit delinquent behaviors
  • Less likely to be a victim of physical or sexual abuse
  • Be open and honest with the couples you help
  • Have a better relationship with their mothers and fathers
  • Decreases their chances of divorcing when they get married
  • Less likely to be raised in poverty

Benefits of a Healthy Marriage for Women

Researchers have found many benefits for women who are in healthy marriages, compared to unhealthy marriages, including the following statistics:

  • More satisfying relationship
  • Emotionally healthier
  • Wealthier
  • Less likely to be victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other violent crimes
  • Less likely to attempt or commit suicide
  • Decrease risk of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Less likely to remain or end up in poverty
  • Have better relationships with their children
  • Physically healthier

Benefits of a Healthy Marriage for Men

Researchers have found many benefits for men who are in healthy marriages, compared to unhealthy marriages, including the following statistics:

  • Live longer
  • Physically healthier
  • Wealthier
  • Increase in the stability of employment
  • Higher wages
  • Emotionally healthier
  • Decrease risk of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Have better relationships with their children
  • More satisfying sexual relationship
  • Less likely to commit violent crimes

Benefits of Healthy Marriages for Communities

Researchers have found many benefits for communities when they have a higher percentage of couples in healthy marriages, compared to unhealthy marriages, including the following statistics:

  • Higher rates of physically healthy citizens
  • Higher rates of emotionally healthy citizens
  • Higher rates of educated citizens
  • Lower domestic violence rates
  • Lower crime statistics
  • Lower teen age pregnancy rates
  • Lower rates of juvenile delinquency
  • Higher rates of home ownership
  • Lower rates of migration
  • Higher property values
  • Decreased need for social services

Source:http://www.acf.hhs.gov/healthymarriage/benefits/index.html

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