29 July 2014
Marriage and Children
For many years, marriage has been considered “Old-fashioned.” In today’s society, many people are skipping altogether the traditions of marriage and its true value. Sir Paul Coleridge, author of “Why I Believe any Couple Who Want to Start a Family Should be Ready to Marry” states, “Marriage has come to be seen as unfashionable. . . . [and] an ever-growing number of children are no longer brought up in stable households.” Clearly, the number of un-married couples are conceiving and have no concept to the “real” meaning of marriage and how it will affect their children in the future. Therefore, children who grow up in married homes tend to lead better lives as those in cohabitation households.
Children who come from married homes tend to do better academically, socially, and emotionally. Coleridge believes, “The fact is that the single most vital factor, by far, in the successful development of children is a committed, healthy relationship between their parents. . . . There is no doubt that a lasting and devoted marriage is more fulfilling than. . . . short-term relationships. And those who will gain most from a calmer, more stable society will be our children.” Not only does marriage provide emotional support, but it also provides financial distress. Marriage provides financial stability to children; as children grow, they do not have to worry about their family meeting certain needs such as food, clothes, and a home. As a result, children raised in a married environment will have a better chance for a fulfilling career, life, and family. Not only will it form their foundation, but it will be the backbone to their success and future. Some people think it’s both parents, but the key role in raising children is marriage.
Although having both parents in the home is a benefit, it does not provide a strong foundation when it comes to raising children. Cohabitation parents lack a strong and...
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