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So, what does threaten marriage? For one, the insecurity engendered by the cultural acceptance of divorce. Couples are now less willing to invest fully in each other, the authors write, while "commitment produces contentment; uncertainty creates agony." Cultural indifference towards marriage is the other big downer. Because marriage is a public commitment, it can "work its miracles only if it is supported by the whole society." Not surprisingly, divorce gets a very bad rap as Waite and Gallagher pull out the heavyweight facts, particularly when it comes to its effect on children. The good news, though, is that marriage is resilient--five years down the road most couples who considered but resisted divorce found that they were happy again. Since Americans are still the marrying kind despite the cynicism, fear, and laissez-faire attitudes, The Case for Marriage makes a reassuring and compelling case for keeping on keeping on. --Lesley Reed
It's appropriately titled in that the authors stick to making their case for marriage throughout the book. And it seems they do a great job of defending their position. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sharon Olson
Mandatory reading if you love your wife and what to maintain a healthy marriage.Published 2 months ago by al poledri
Have a dictionary present while reading. I'm not an advanced reader so I have to read it a little slower to get the gist. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alisha
very informative. will use it in my private counseling practice and reference in my book on dealing with relationship conflicts.Published 14 months ago by Gerald J. Manney
This is a really interesting book. It takes statistics- which at time can be dry- and makes a compelling case for marriage. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good review of what is taking place not only in America, but globally with marriage.Published 16 months ago by Fletcher Sanders