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Is Marriage Becoming Obsolete?

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Has marriage become obsolete? That would be a yes, according to 40% of  Americans. In a recent TIME Magazine article focusing on the transformative trends of the past 50 years, a nationwide survey conducted by the Pew Research Center suggests that there has been a sharp decline in marriage and a rise of new family forms that have been shaped by attitudes and behaviors that differ by class, age and race.

This is certainly an interesting topic to explore since marriage success rates are now at a 50 percentile. Let’s think about for a second, what exactly has changed?  Has our roles as men and women changed, and if so, how has that affected the way we view marriage?

What would you say, do you still believe in the institution of marriage?

TIME Magazine Marriage Poll I, II, III

Also see: Who Needs Marriage?… & The Decline of Marriage & Rise of New Families


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