(From USA Today, June 2008)
5 million opposite-sex couples in the U.S. live together “without benefit of marriage” today, up from half-a-million in 1970.
10% of American couples are cohabiting while unmarried, compared to up to 30% in Western Europe, Canada, and Australia. Sponsors fo the National Marriage Project study say the U.S. numbers are high enough to call living together “mainstream.”
20% fewer marriages were reported in the U.S. in 2005 than in 1995.
63% of Americans now say gay marriage is a private decision and the government should not regulate same-sex marriage, with the younger people (18 to 29) topping at 79%. However, among weekly attenders of religious services, 56% said the government should regulate same-sex marriage.
2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.