Just as nobody buys a car without taking it for a test-drive, most people—about two thirds of couples—don't get married any more until they've lived with their proposed lifetime partner.This has been true for a while, even though studies done right up until the 2000s showed that couples who lived together first actually got divorced more often than those who didn't.Economist Evelyn Lehrer (University of Illinois-Chicago) says the longer people wait past 23, the more likely a marriage is to stick.In fact, Lehrer’s analysis of longitudinal data shows that for every year a woman waits to get married, right up until her early 30s, she reduces her chances of divorce.Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.
In your book, you state a statistic for marriages that stay together and divorce with those that use NFP having a less than 5% divorce rate. We need couples involved in the ministry of marriage preparation who can communicate the truth about contraception and the beauty of NFP to young couples.
Ten years ago I was a student at the U of S and I enjoyed the walk back in time.
I am from a Catholic family of 6 and could relate so well with the Collins family.
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"The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.
Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.