National Marriage Week is under way, and the statistics keep proving the benefits of matrimony and a stable home.
The annual event is February 7 thru the 14, designed to celebrate and promote the lifelong union of a man and a woman.
Sheila Weber of National Marriage Week USA says marriage creates better financial stability, married couples are more healthy and have longer lives, and their children benefit, too.
"We've discovered that there's 25 percent less poverty today if we had the marriage rates that we had back in 1970, and in 1970 nearly 80 percent of all adults were married," Weber tells OneNewsNow. "Today that's dropped back to the 50 percentile so, really, marriage is falling off the cliff."
National Marriage Week has launched a campaign urging people to return to married couples and stable families, and also suggesting that churches start marriage classes to help struggling couples.