My brother in law recently sent this to me. It indicates the value of being married versus cohabiting from a family planning perspective. There have been many studies showing that marriage is ultimately better for both parents and children involved. This is yet another one.
The main problem that has caused the cohabitation explosion is the advent of no fault divorce. No fault divorce cause divorce to increase tremendously within our nation. The result has been generations of young adults who wanted to avoid the divorce that they went through. As a result, many young adults decided to cohabit in order to try out marriage. This has cheapened marriage and caused it to decline. Many people now wonder why even get married.