The good news on marriage as Chuck Colson points out is divorce rates are down. The bad news is cohabitation rates are up. Why is that bad news? Because cohabitation is now the alternative in the minds of many to the lifelong commitment of marriage.
And what's wrong with cohabitation? The relationships are less stable and less healthy not only for the couple but also children living in a household headed up by cohabiting parents.
The health and well-being of individuals and society is dependent on the well-being of marriages.