Some people say that the American nuclear family is an idea of the past. Between skyrocketing divorce rates, the LGBT movement, and shack up culture, the family unit seems to be more downtrodden than ever before. Yet no matter how many times the culture screams that marriage is an artificial construct, the words of Scripture have not changed.
Similarly, the science of marriage is just as affirmative as ever. Yes, that’s right, I did say science. What feminists don’t want you to know is that marriage has a surprising number of benefits for your physical health. According to Harvard Medical School, married people are statistically more likely to live longer, have fewer strokes and heart attacks, survive cancer for a longer period of time, and survive major operations. These findings line up with the National Institutes of Health’s 2017 report claiming that married people have lower levels of stress hormones, which likely contribute to the health benefits of marriage.
Notice that these studies use the specific term “married.” They do not lump live-in boyfriends and girlfriends with the married folks. Clearly, there is a scientific distinction between being married and shacking up. You won’t hear these scientific findings from the mainstream media.
The numbers don’t stop there, either. A study published last year found that “All unmarried groups, including the cohabitating, divorced/separated, widowed, and never married, had significantly higher odds of developing dementia… than their married counterparts.” A separate study found that married people are also less likely to suffer from depression.
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that a strong spiritual and moral argument could be made for marriage, but these scientific findings from Harvard, the National Institutes of Health, and other sources are not rooted in the morality of the issue. They deal strictly with observational facts. Even when you fight with the anti-marriage left on what they think is their terms, they still lose. If Americans really do want to “follow the science,” they should strongly support the traditional nuclear family built upon strong, healthy marriages. Scientifically, it’s the only healthy thing to do.