Why marriage matters: More than ‘just a piece of paper’

The institution of marriage is a powerful piece of evidence that supports the truth of the Christian worldview. Far from being useless, marriage is something recognised and practiced by basically every culture throughout history. Why would this be the case if it served no purpose? It is the book of Genesis that explains how the very concept of marriage is rooted in the way God designed the world.

The voices claiming that “marriage is useless” are incredibly naïve. A mountain of social science data overwhelmingly proves that marriage is a social good, yielding higher rates of health and happiness, sexual satisfaction, and better outcomes for children than any other romantic arrangement. To reduce marriage to “a piece of paper” is absurd…

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