BY: JASON KING
Strange times for marriage, huh?
Two cases regarding the legal recognition of gay marriage are before the Supreme Court.
Princeton alumna Susan Patton told women at Princeton to spend their time finding a mate. While some were outraged, most saw it as a candid (perhaps too candid) admission that marriage is about securing economic status and marriage to an ivy leaguer furthers this end.
Cohabitation is the new normal. “By the time they’re 20, 1 in 4 women ages 15 to 44 in the U.S. have lived with a man, and by the time they’re 30, that ratio climbs to 3 in 4.”
Recently, Diane Rehms discussed the frequency of sexual assaults at college and universities. Sadly, the story merely reflects the high levels of violence that perpetually affect women, often from their own spouses or boyfriends.
Only a little more than 50% of marriages make it their 20th Anniversary.
Whatever your thoughts on these issues, they all arise from some basic realities about love and marriage…more