A pair of studies by a family advocacy group finds that children raised by their married, biological mother and father have better lives and rely less on government programs.
The studies measured the number of children being raised by their married parents in the U.S. and correlated those statistics with dependence on government social programs like food stamps and welfare.
Both were released by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute.
The studies argue that the government should advance the benefits of the traditional family in the same way it promotes the benefits of education. They conclude: “The state has hitherto ignored the importance of the intact married family in shaping the outcomes of its social policies. This neglect of marriage is an error of historical proportions.”
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”(NKJV)