The AARP bulletin recently put out a brief article on marriage, stating:
"Marriage: A recent poll conducted in America communicated the illogical lunacy of our cultural thoughts on marriage. When asked, "Is it a good idea for couples to live together before getting married?", three-fourths of those under 50 said, "Yes, it's a good idea." The next question asked, "Why do you think divorce is so common today?" Nearly half replied, "Marriage isn't taken as seriously as it used to be." Living together, which has massive amounts of secular research showing it is the first step toward divorce, is hardly taking marriage seriously, yet 75% of those under 50 swear it's a good idea. Such responses would be comical if it weren't so sad. On a brighter note, over 90% of those surveyed did say they would pick their spouse again."