Love, Marriage, & Sexuality

Perhaps its self-evident that there is a direct link between a culture’s view of sexuality and the kind of marriages that culture produces. Yet we need studies such as a recent one from the sociological journal Demography to tell us things we ought to already know. Such links may be self-evident but they conviently ignored in our freedom-loving (read hedonist and self-worshipping) culture.

The journal report notes than less than 1 in 10 couples marry in the year after having a child out of wedlock. Not surprising. The link is even stronger. Such couples are less likely to ever marry after the birth of their child and are statistically more likely to divorce in any subsequent marriage.

Like it or not, sex has something to do with the permanence, trust, stability, and committment of life-long loving relationships.

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