Benefits of Marriage

Carol and I are currently enjoying our 36th year of marriage.

Murray and Carol with Ben in 1984

                                                                                                    Murray and Carol with Ben in 1984

Here are some of many of the benefits of marriage:

  • Children need the love, model and stability of both parents - study

  • Married people live longer and are healthier throughout those extra years.

  • Studies have linked marriage to lower rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and mental illness

  • Marriage helps both spouses better cope with stress, though men benefit more than women

  • (Marriage is fattening, particularly for husbands. Married men are nearly 20% more likely than unmarried men to be overweight. Ahh...regular meals!)