Chuck Colson: “Marriage and the economy: No Dough, No Go”

Chuck Colson writing in The Christian Post: “[T]here’s another, little-understood theater in the war on marriage-our struggling economy . . . What do today’s tough times have to do with marriage? In a word, fear. According to Cherlin and Wilcox, ‘Working-class couples still value marriage highly, but with their paychecks shrinking, they don’t think they have enough money to make a marriage work.’ The fear that they can’t afford to get married translates into an alarming increase in cohabitation and out-of-wedlock births. The share of working-class women who were living with someone when they gave birth jumped from 10 to 27 percent in just over a decade.”