There seems to have been a flurry of research related to the study of what makes for good marriages. The results are, I'm pleased to say, in accordance with natural law AND the teachings of the Catholic Church. It's time for the prodigal son (secular society) to come home after learning hard leasons in "the real world".
Couples Who Live Together Split Faster: Report
By Keith Mulvihill
"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New study findings show that marriage is indeed a tie that binds–or at least binds a bit tighter than cohabitation without matrimony."
"Couples who live together without marriage are twice as likely to split up 5 years after they move in together than couples who tie the knot, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). And similar to past research, the survey found that couples who lived together before marriage were also more likely to split than those who waited until after they got hitched."
"The report is based on a 1995 survey of nearly 11,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44."