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Poverty is a Marraige problem

October 8, 2014

This is a very interesting article.  It seems that just being married can reduce poverty.  Instead of government programs, why not have programs to tell people about the consequences of their choices?  Because it would alleviate the opportunity for Democrats to buy votes, that why.  I wish policy makers would just butt out.  There’s more though.  Why isn’t God’s church out there telling people these things?  The church where I attend has a set of elders who have said that they won’t take stands on “cultural issues”.  I can only hope that God will crush these fools.  Why have churches if they won’t do their jobs?

Oh, sorry, I just noticed I didn’t put the link:  http://blog.acton.org/archives/72394-poverty-problem-marriage-problem.html

Here are some of the paragraphs I thought were of particular interest.

From 2007 to 2011, the American population increased by 10,360,000 while the number of marriages decreased during that same period by 79,000. Over the last few years we’ve seen the same trend: more people, fewer marriages.

The poverty rate among married couples is less than half the average (about 6 percent). And for married couples who both have full-time jobs, the rate is almost non-existent (0.001 percent). The rate for single parents, though, is about 4 to 5 times higher than for married couples (25 percent among single dads and 31 percent among single moms).

The effect of the decline in marriage, coupled with a increase in single parenthood, is that many more children live in poverty than they would if marriage was more common. As the Heritage Foundation reports, marriage is the greatest weapon against child poverty:

It’s interesting that this is part of God’s plan?

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