Guys today are hanging on to the single life longer than any generation in our history. The median age of first marriage for men has now reached 27, the oldest age in the nation’s history. In a Rutgers University Study titled: Young Men’s Attitudes About Sex, Dating and Marriage, researchers found that that the top 5 reasons men won’t commit to marriage are
- They can get easily get sex without marriage
- They want to enjoy single life as long as possible
- They fear that marriage will require too many changes and compromises
- They face few social pressures to marry
- They are waiting for the perfect soul mate and she hasn’t yet appeared
Unfortunately too many young men believe that life should emulate a beer commercial and thus, cling to their single life as long as possible. When they finally meet a special woman and decide to commit, they bring a lot a lot of baggage and regret into the relationship, which decreases the likelihood that the relationship will last.
Marriage is a sacred covenant between a man, woman and God. Like nothing else, marriage reflects the pro creative and complimentary nature of God. Thus, marriage is the cornerstone of civilized society. and provides for the physical, emotional and economic health of children and communities.For guys, marriage is a commitment of the deepest kind. To esteem one person above all others, to become one flesh, to put her needs above yours, and to love courageously and sacrificially is the hallmark of a man worth marrying.
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