Loneliness and suicide

marriageNew York Times says Julie Phillips, a professor of sociology at Rutgers who has studied suicide among middle-aged Americans, said social changes could be raising the risks. Marriage rates have declined, particularly among less educated Americans, while divorce rates have risen, leading to increased social isolation, she said. She calculated that in 2005, unmarried middle-aged men were 3.5 times more likely than married men to die from suicide, and their female counterparts were as much as 2.8 times more likely to kill themselves. The divorce rate has doubled for middle-aged and older adults since the 1990s, she said.

So much for “increasing acceptance of co-habitation.”

Marriage is still the best option, just like God said in his word. Please don’t hang yourself just because you flouted the Bible and then the results of your life turned out bad. The manufacturer’s manual is THE guide for optimal results.

I realize that marriage fails for many. I don’t mean to make light of what has turned painful for you. I don’t mean to sound snotty, but this causes me great sadness. Someone has to tell the world the truth. I’m aiming only at those who would downgrade marriage as an institution and a goal. The downgrade is destroying us, and the evidence is in.

10 responses to “Loneliness and suicide

  1. Thank you. I work in a middle school, and I see the effects.

  2. I still remember the shock and sadness the first time I registered my girls for school around 1990. All the forms had lines to fill for Father, Mother, Step-Father, Step-Mother, Significant Other. Divorce and single parent households were EXPECTED! It was a very sad day.

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  4. Those that co-habitate prior to marrying are also more likely to divorce according to research. So much for “test driving.” Let God be true & every man a liar, as Paul says…

  5. Celebrated my 14th year Anniversary yesterday !

  6. The sanctity of marriage is very important. “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Genesis 2:18)

  7. Reblogged this on pastorglen52 and commented:
    Sad but true.

  8. On target as always. The destruction of marriage is destroying our world. God bless you for telling it like it is.

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