Millennials say no to marriage

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When it comes to marriage, Millennials are saying “I don’t.”

Today’s young adults are on track have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 compared to any previous generation. If the current pace continues, more than 30% of Millennial women will remain unmarried by age 40, nearly twice the share of their Gen X counterparts, according to a recent Urban Institute report.

And that could have serious economic repercussions for both the Millennials and the nation as a whole.

There are several reasons behind the plunge. The importance of marriage has been diminishing for years. More Americans are living together without getting married, and some are raising families … just without the gold bands, said Neil Howe, an economist and author of several books about Millennials.

Also, marriage used to be the starting point for young adults. They got hitched early and built a life together, Howe said. Now, many people feel they have to be more established, especially financially, before they walk down the aisle.

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4 thoughts on “Millennials say no to marriage”

  1. I’m not surprised. Millenial women were told from birth that children are expensive, limit their fun and freedom, and are annoying and exhausting. They were told that the focus of their lives ought to be their education and their careers, and that they shouldn’t even consider marriage and family before they turn 30. And even then, they were told they should have only one or two kids so they can make sure family life is just their side hobby so that their career can continue to take center stage.

    We are living the end game of feminism. We are a nation of women who believed it when The Feminine Mystique told them a husband and kids were just shackles. What the feminist leaders failed to mention is that one day 30% of women will die alone and childless, and that a society with a sharply declining birthrate coupled with a sky high divorce rate and single motherhood as the norm is one that will quickly crumble apart into chaos.

    • Exactly. This is the first comment from the article at the original source, and I think it’s very insightful/ From Mike D36, “Men are saying no to women, let’s be honest. Marriage for a man offers zero upside, a woman benefits in every way. Now a days a man can get everything he wants without marriage at all and he doesn’t have to worry about alimony, gold diggers, or a wife waking up one day realizing she wants someone else and showing him the door and keeping the kids, house, cars, half of his pay and pension, while he takes the clothes on his back and all the debt.”

  2. The bottom line in any relationship has to be what do you believe? As a Christian man, the only respectable relationship has to have commitment on the part of both parties to marriage. That means rules. One of those rules is the man is the spiritual leader of the home. It doesn’t mean physical violence. It doesn’t mean bullies. It does mean stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility. It means that you listen to your wife’s advise and you deal with things in a spiritual manner. Ultimately, the responsibility is yours. Both of you have to agree on jurisdiction in a marriage. Someone has to lead, someone has to follow.
    For a Christian, there are only two choices. Marriage is sanctioned. Sexual relations outside of marriage is not sanctioned with good reasons. One of which is the next generation has no fathers to look up to and pattern themselves after.
    The trouble is how our courts view marriage. When it goes wrong, they do zap the wallets of men in a court of law. It is no wonder to me that a lot of men want nothing to do with a “modern, equality bound” marriage. That women are trained by the media instead of their churches is no surprise to me in a world ruled by Satan. That is my personal belief.
    I have seen men hurt babies for no reason. That is not what it is all about. I have seen men get physical with their wives. That is not what it is all about and should never happen. It does.
    I have also seen courts of law that go with the “no fault” divorce principle.
    If either party is disobeying the promises they made when they got married, they should not benefit financially from a split and divorce. But that is the ruling by atheistic courts. The lawyers and the courts provide the atmosphere that makes marriage unappetizing for men. That has to change. IF women want a stable, responsible man, they too must change.
    The other factor is birth control. It is never 100% effective. That means a whole lot of children born without a father in the home. Raised by their mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, these children often have no responsibility and a strong male to pattern themselves with.
    Children of both sexes need a strong person in their lives mentoring them.It can be either a man or a woman, but it has to be there.
    It simply does not happen in modern America if there is not a strong religious presence in their lives. That means teaching them right from wrong. It often means church on Sundays whether we want to go or not.
    There will come a time in almost all of our lives when someone has to say stop. Those that stop do not lose their lives. It might be a car coming down the road too fast. It can be dozens of situations. Those with reasonable discipline to obey their parents are often saved. Those without that discipline die. I have seen that happen more than once.
    Those that provide a Mother and a strong Father(not a bully), often are blessed.
    Those without a strong person often go astray and often end up in jail because of it.
    The curse of not getting married to one you love is that when the time comes you are not there to guide them.

  3. Many young men aren’t getting married these days because they know that the legal system is against them when it comes to divorce and child support.

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