90% of the American population will choose to marry during their lifetime.
Married people rate themselves significantly happier than unmarried adults.
Married men earn more money than single men.
Men have greater job stability when married.
Married couples accumulate net worth 93% higher than similar single or divorced individuals.
Married people are healthier than singles.
All couples (yes, even long-married, happy couples) have conflict.
All couples fight about the same five issues: finances, children, sex, in-laws and role expectations.
Couples who learn to handle conflicts well - feel greater satisfaction in their marriage.
Marriage increases the likelihood that fathers will have good relationships with their children.
Children who grow up in an intact marriage are healthier physically and emotionally than children who do not.
Couples marrying without cohabitation increase the chance of a successful marriage.
A recent poll of high school students indicates that 95% or more hope to marry someday.
A recent poll of high school students indicates that less than 20% have a healthy marriage role model to help them form their own future marriages.