“Married couples help form the cornerstone of strong, stable communities because marriage confers so many financial, emotional health, and physical health benefits. Marriage is attractive for a variety of reasons, including the provision of a built-in support system when the inevitable crisis hits. A spouse will offer tireless support during a major illness or after a job loss, or death in the family—including over weekends and holidays—in a way that a faceless bureaucrat could not and would not.
When children are added to the equation, marriage becomes increasingly compelling. Numerous studies show that children benefit from living with married, as opposed to cohabiting, parents.”
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