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The Ring Makes All the Difference: The Hidden Consequences of Cohabitation and the Strong Benefits of Marriage by [Glenn T. Stanton]

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Many believe nothing is better for their future marriage than a trial period – cohabitation. It’s the fastest growing family type in the U.S.  So how’s that working out? Are people truly happier?

Glenn Stanton cites a wealth of research that looks at the effects of cohabitation and marriage on all areas of health and happiness. The results may surprise you.  Well-done, unbiased science supports the traditional, Biblical view of the importance of marriage.

If you’re considering moving in together or currently living together, take the time to read this book. See for yourself the impact your current decisions will have on both your future and that of those you love. You’ll quickly see that all relationship forms are not equal.  Cohabitation is not “marriage-lite.”  Marriage is an action, a decision, a statement. Truly, The Ring Makes All the Difference.

“Christians believe traditional marriage matters because it is outlined for us in the pages of sacred Scripture.  But guess what?  Science, reason, and history are also on our side.  In this excellent book, my friend Glenn Stanton explains how all of these roads point to the importance of marriage.” ~ Jim Daly, president – Focus on the Family

“LOVED this book!  An easy and insightful must-read for anybody thinking about living together or getting married as well as those working with young couples, such as pastors, counselors, or mentors.“ ~ Julie Baumgardner, president and executive director of First Things First

“This … explains why marriage is different from other relationships like cohabitation, and how marriage benefits adults and children by signifying clarity about the nature of the commitment between two partners.  It is both an important and a useful book.”  ~ Scott M. Stanley, research professor, University of Denver; author, The Power of Commitment


The Ring Makes All the Difference
 tells us two hard truths: Cohabitation puts adults at risk for marital failure, and puts children at risk of being exposed to a relational merry-go-round that all too often ends in neglect or abuse." ~ W. Bradford Wilcox, director of National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia   

GLENN T. STANTON is the director for Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage, and parenting at universities and churches around the country. Glenn is an author and contributor to many books and is quoted as a leading spokesperson on marriage and family issues. Glenn and his wife have five children and live in Colorado.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

GLENN T. STANTON is the director for Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs and is directing a major research project on international family formation trends at the Institute of Marriage and Family in Ottawa. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting at universities and churches around the country. He served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program. Glenn is an author and contributor to many books and is quoted as a leading spokesperson on marriage and family issues. Glenn and his wife have five children and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005J52RVQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Moody Publishers; New edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 1, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 499 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 147 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Glenn T. Stanton is the director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting at universities and churches around the world.

Stanton also served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program.

Stanton is the author of nine books and is senior contributor to the Federalist blog. His latest book is“The Myth of the Dying Church: How Christianity is Actually Thriving in America and the World.” His previous is “Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor: Being Friends in Grace and Truth,” explores how Christians should interact with gay or lesbian neighbors in a Christ-honoring way. He is also the co-writer of “Irreplaceable” a film seen in theatres nationwide, and the co-author and creator of “The Family Project,” a 12-session small group DVD curriculum produced by Focus on the Family.

Stanton earned bachelor’s degree in philosophy, communication arts and religion and a master’s degree in philosophy, history and religion from the University of West Florida.

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