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Why Are Americans Getting Married An Average Of 7 Years Later Than They Did In The 1950s?

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Wedding - Public DomainAmericans are getting married later and later in life these days.  So precisely why is this happening?  As you will see below, the average age when men and women first get married in the United States is getting perilously close to 30, but in the middle of the last century is was close to 20.  There has been a dramatic cultural shift, and this has resulted in a whole host of unintended consequences.  Because even though people are getting married later, they are still engaging in behaviors that in previous generations were considered reserved for those that had made a permanent commitment.  The family has always been one of the foundational institutions in society, but now it is breaking down at a very alarming pace.  Our young people have been trained to think that getting married, having children and raising a family are not important priorities, and this is showing up in a myriad of various ways.

In America today, the average woman is getting married 7.0 years later than she did in 1956, and the average man is getting married 6.7 years later than he did back then.  The following comes from CNBC

The typical U.S. woman now marries at 27.1 years old, the typical man at 29.2, according to census data. That’s up from record lows of 20.1 for women and 22.5 for men in 1956.

“They’re concentrating more on school, careers and work and less focused on forming new families, spouses or partners and children,” said Richard Fry, lead author of the report and a senior economist at the Pew Research Center. Fry said of the millennials.

At one time, a woman was considered to be an “Old Maid” if she had not married by the age of 25, but in this day and age that is about the time that many women are just getting started seriously looking for a mate.

One of the big reasons why men and women are both delaying marriage so much these days is because our young people are constantly being inundated with messages that tell them that it is much more fun to be single.  If you aren’t doing so already, start paying attention to how marriage and parenthood are being portrayed to our young adults on television and in the movies.  In most cases, getting married at a young age is portrayed as being a “mistake”, and having children is often depicted as a good way to ruin your future.

And of course a lifestyle that involves sexual promiscuity is almost always portrayed as more desirable than a lifetime commitment to a single person.  Just watch any television show or movie that is targeted to young males in particular.  Being able to “score” often and with as many women as possible is what they are told they should do, and very rarely are they encouraged to value marriage and fatherhood.

This dramatic cultural shift that we have seen over the past several decades is having some very serious unintended consequences.

For one thing, an increasing number of our young people are choosing to never leave the nest.  In fact, the percentage of our young adults that are living at home now exceeds the percentage of our young adults that are married or are living with a partner

Nearly a third of millennials live with their parents, slightly more than the share of their age group who live with a spouse or partner. For this age group, the researchers say, this is the first time that living at home has overtaken living with a spouse since the U.S. Census began keeping track in 1880.

As recently as 2000, nearly 43 percent of young adults, ages 18 to 34, were married or living with a partner. By 2014, that proportion was just 31.6 percent.

In 2000, only 23 percent of young adults were living with parents. In 2014, the figure reached 32.1 percent.

Another unintended consequence has been a huge rise in the number of unmarried women giving birth to children.

When the average age of first marriage was at a record low in 1956, about 5 percent of all babies in America were born to unmarried parents.  Today, more than 40 percent of all babies in America are born to unmarried parents.

In addition, just because young adults are not getting married does not mean that they are not looking for outlets for their sexual desires.

Of course lots and lots of people are sleeping around, but others are seeking alternative ways to fill what is missing in their lives.  Right now, there are more than four million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.  This plague has become so widespread that it has been estimated that even 68 percent of all Christian men watch pornography on a regular basis.

Clearly we have a major problem.

And I haven’t even mentioned the millions of abortions and millions of STD cases that have resulted from the “sexual revolution” that we have witnessed.

As the institution of the family has broken down, we have become lonelier, more isolated, less healthy and more prone to addictive behaviors as a society.

Could it be possible that previous generations of Americans actually knew what they were doing?

Could it be possible that it would be a good thing to teach our young people to value marriage and family?

Could it be possible that we are actually designed to get married and have children at a relatively younger age?

What we are doing right now is definitely not working.  We have one of the highest divorce rates on the entire planet, the CDC says that there are about 20 million new STD cases each calendar year, we have tens of millions of men that are addicted to pornography, and somewhere around a third of all children in the United States are currently being raised in a home without a father.

So is there a solution to this mess?

If so, what would that look like?

Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

*About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.*

 
  • piccadillybabe

    What is the big race to get married and have kids today? Young people are doing what they can safely do in this economy, wait.
    A woman can bear children until the age of 45 or 50. It is smart to wait until you have some financial stability, perhaps a home and above all job stability. Bottom line, there is more to life than struggling to pay the mortgage and raising kids you cannot afford.

    • Mike Smithy

      I have a congenial old uncle that once told me the following: “If one waits until he or she can afford children, one will never have children”. Within reason, there is a grain of truth in what he proclaimed.

  • Anon

    THE FAMILY
    A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD
    The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

    WE, THE FIRST PRESIDENCY and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

    ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

    IN THE PREMORTAL REALM, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

    THE FIRST COMMANDMENT that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

    WE DECLARE the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

    HUSBAND AND WIFE have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

    THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

    WE WARN that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

    WE CALL UPON responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

    This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    • gfmucci

      The is the best thing about the LDS church and very commendable. I just feel bad that their affinity toward Islam is so treacherous.

    • VigilanteCaregiver

      Thanks for posting this, bro!

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      there is no god

      • Mr. Cipher

        there is no God in my pathetic life.
        (Finished it for you.)

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          that’s right Mr.Cipher ,… there is not god in your pathetic life 🙂

        • Richard T.

          Actually, whether one believes the existence of God or not, God is still fully in charge. The person do have the free agency to make choices and act on those choices, but on the other side of that coin, God is still in total control. So even if the person rejected God and is ruled by the devil, he still can just get away from God by saying, “God doesn’t exist”. For example if someone is not aware of gravity, or denies the existence of gravity, he is still ruled by gravity! His belief that “there is no gravity” will in no way cancel out the effect of gravity on him! That’s why the Bible says, a fool says in his heart, there is no God.

      • ALWAYSTOMORROW

        I liked your vampire picture better but this one is appropriate for summer. 🙂 Maybe I’ll use the vampire one for a week or two,

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          Gaze deep inside my flower eye.. still there 🙂
          Wanna use the vampire pic.. Go for it 🙂

  • BG Gruff

    Blame it on better sex education and birth control- fewer young women and girls getting knocked up and forced into marriage…. that and the uncertain job economy of course.

    • Steeve Girard

      On the contrary, sex education is a great demotivator, but it has to be taught by a competent person. If a person has problems of perception and expression, that will make the children wonder if breaking the rules would be more fun.
      .
      A competent teacher should be secular, if he’s part of the one of the big three “wiener” cults. He/she should be a good communicator. Must have no reserves whatsoever about the sexual act processes, and teach the practices (theory with videos) with all the woes that comes them. If the children has doubts, and/or perceives all that was taught as lies, they will search for the truth themselves (by experimenting themselves).
      .
      If he/she is a Pagan, he/she must moderate and adapt to audience, because, Pagans have a tendency to make it look too great than what it is. And that would have a negative effect on the wanted goal.
      .
      Also, children with rebellous (not the ones who are simply different from the rest, but disciplined) mindsets, should be excluded, because that will tool them to be again, more wrongfully anti-conformist, with big consequences (possibly criminal).
      .

      • Steeve Girard

        Also there are two schools of thought to when sexuality must be explained.
        .
        School one: Sex must be taught before the rebellous age: around 10 years old: female, 11 years old: male, Because, of the basic rationality of the children mind, they will integrate that knowledge closer to it’s emotions. Especially fear (which in the mind of those people of that school of though = control).
        .
        School two: Sex must be taught after rebellous age: around 16 years old. Those people believe that the mind must be mature enough to assimilate the concepts and risks. But it does open the door to the unfortunate accidents, because sexual activity is instinctive.(They want to put the accent on responsibility)

        • Martin

          Sex doesn’t need to be taught.
          Peoples know how to do it anyway.
          Sexual education is just one of many forms of social engineering.

        • JC Teecher

          Speaking of sex; many young girls in our area have babies out of wedlock because…they view it as a way to stay home and collect $$$.
          Many girls screw up and then the boy that was part of the screw-up, gets to pay child support.
          The grandparents end up raising the kid while the mommy runs around.
          Some of that blame goes back to the parents for not teaching the girl sex education and enforcing rules.

          The cycle continues as the girl duplicates the process and reaps more income, while the grandparents spend all their retirement savings on the child, not to mention their time and energy.

          Then she is viewed as a “loose” woman with “baggage”. Very, very few young men want to add a wife and her toddlers to their lifestyle.

        • Guest

          Except for the kids who live on farms. They find out about sex, or at least it’s existence, at any age, by watching the animals.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      True.. women have often felt compelled or forced into marriage. That is less the case today.
      I’m not married. I never felt compelled to marry just for the sake of being married.
      In the light of forced marriage, later marriage can be seen as a positive thing.

  • CarliCanada

    Your article omitted the simple fact that the cost of college education AND the cost of housing have both exploded since the 1950s. Many 20-somethings can’t afford to live on their own with the low-paying jobs they are finding these. The unemployment and underemployment numbers for young people are just terrible. Decades ago, high school graduates could land reliable full-time jobs that pay enough for them to move out of the nest, marry, and start their own family. Now those jobs have been shipped overseas. Another factor is that, given the prevalence of divorce, many young people are taking extra time before they marry to pay down college debt, etc. and make sure they are on solid footing before they marry. The final factor that you didn’t mention, is that many women want “dream weddings” that are on the pricey side and that will have to be saved up and planned for a long time in advance. This is in contrast to the inexpensive weddings of previous generations, for example, when the bride and bridesmaids sewed their own dresses.

    • CASTIEL

      Or simply the fact you cant turn a ho into a housewife……..

      • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

        There’s Castiel.. putting the P in PIIGS

        • CASTIEL

          no…its the C in COWS……

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            You make Portugal seem like a crappy country.

          • CASTIEL

            Where is your spaceship???because you must be from another planet……didnt you notice that crap is everywhere?

      • Chef Sp

        Say it reverend!!!!! Speak it out!!!!

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          don’t feed the animals

          • CASTIEL

            you changed your name your photo……..but you still a troll….

      • Isaac

        Or simply you can’t turn a bugger into a loyal husband or father. It goes both ways.

        • CASTIEL

          but after a divorce it never goes both ways……rarely the father have the custody of his son….even if she could be the devil..without principiles to raise a son properly….times changed..its more easy bring a married woman to my bed than changing the tire of my car….so i think…its not like you say….at least in here….we are not in the 50s anymore…..:)the concept of a true family is slowing dying…..a lot of people in europe have sons because the government pays them..so at least in France my taxes goes to these muslims africans etc…..that procriate like rabbits..the truth is that society nowadays is rotten….

          • infowolf1

            separate issue and yes, a lot of worthless women get custody, but what good are you if you bring a married woman or ANY woman you are not intending to spend your life with to bed? you are a damn whore and headed for hell, and NO GOOD as a father, you would raise your son to be a no good whore like yourself, a defiled slut REPENT Christ died for your sins so you can get clean instead of accepting or even bragging on them.

          • CASTIEL

            Who the hell are you to judge me? First look at the mirror …..i m not married….i said it was easy to me…..sometimes they are the ones who push a guy into that ..but there are plenty of cows without men….so i prefer those….but yes i bring women to bed that i do not intend to spent the rest of my life with them….so what?????i never betrayed a friend or my family or a girlfriend so shut the hell up…idiot

      • infowolf1

        then there’s the fact that you can’t turn a male ho into a good husband, he will keep being a tramp slut cheat if he has the habit of sleeping around.
        those who are monogamous and faithful are not “ho’s” even if rappers like to denigrate all women including their own wives this way.
        Interesting that St. Paul two or three times harped on the issue of male chastity, told men to flee fornication, and that sex makes the two one flesh
        I Cor. 6:16 and context and elsewhere that Christians should ostracize any MALE called a “brother” meaning fellow Christian who is a fornicator i.e., sleeps around. But marriage by living together a year and a day was Roman law and common in the social level many converts came from and Corinth was a wild and immoral city, yet Paul didn’t denounce this. So it is not fornication.
        If a girl is a virgin she should demand her man be a virgin also.

        • CASTIEL

          virgin girls???????lol…..its the same that i go seek pinguins in the desert…….and why you talk only about males??????they need a female to do that….if you are single….i dont see any problem to sleep around time from time……i never betrayed anyone…and i dont need the bible to do what is right……

          • RedLucy

            I feel sad for you. Not in a condescending way either. Because I WAS there. There is nothing in the world like a faithful spouse. Sacramental marriage is a GIFT from God. The women you take to bed are lonely. Not for sex, but for true love and acceptance….you ARE betraying them by defiling who they are meant to be as created by God. I was a mess when my husband met me. A true mess. Thank God he is a humble, loving man who prayed patiently for me. Now I have 23 years with him and it gets better and better with the years. You are hurting and you don’t even know it. Ask God, even if you don’t believe He hears…ask HIM to help you. You might be surprised.

          • CASTIEL

            They dont seek true love…because they cant feel it…..if they dont have respect for themselves….if they dont love themselves they cannot really love other person……I dont betray them….they betray themselves……

          • RedLucy

            No one is hopeless. They CAN feel it, it takes time to reach their soul(s). They don’t respect themselves because they have always been treated as objects and told that is all they are worth. True, unadulterated, unconditional love can move mountains.

          • RICHARD LUNA

            Well said amen

    • Isaac

      Good valid points! No jobs means men are buggered. As Dave Hodges of the CSS said to someone who asked about good fields to major in for his college-bound daughter, he said “apply for welfare.” On the bright side, having unmarried offspring at home means mum and dad can spend “quality time” with them and have someone to take of them in old age.

  • Meccaisbabylonthegreat

    I think it’s just a general collapse in morality. There’s a VERY popular saying among millennial men, “why buy the whole cow when you can get the milk for free?!” And the women counter with “why buy the whole pig for just a little sausage?!” People these days have such a narrow focus. They think just because their mind focuses only on sex all the time that’s all there is to marriage or life, for that matter. When the honeymoon stage wears off and the bills start piling up and kids start screaming for their supper, they think “I didn’t sign up for this!” Ummm, sorry but yes you did! I have 4 kids I am raising as a newly-single father and I’m telling you, it doesn’t get easier at any stage, really. Sure, it gets a little easier when they’re not in diapers anymore, but then you have a kid running around getting into stuff all the time. After that stage, they’re off to school and you worry about them there, and doing their homework. Each stage had its own challenges and rewards. You just have to roll with the punches and freaking decide to stay with it!

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      4 kids as a single father.. that’s tough and not the better way. It’s sad it didn’t work with your wife.

      • Meccaisbabylonthegreat

        Yes, it is. Women can be so frustrating. I’m not saying I had nothing to do with why things didn’t work out, but she just decided she didn’t want to be with me anymore and that was that. *sigh*

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          Not only that, but she seems to have deserted the kids.. That’s not usual for women though.

          • Meccaisbabylonthegreat

            The four are mine from a previous marriage, but yes she very much deserted them. They lived with us for a year, called her mom and we’re extremely attached. Their mother abandoned them to “us”. After a year, she just decided she couldn’t handle having 6 kids in the house and kicked the 5 of us out.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            Oh, I see.. this issue goes back a bit further.

          • L. A. McDonough

            Several women I know distanced themselves from their older kids, Nothing to do with adultery on either side, just tired of the marriage or financial issues (excess debt)..

    • L. A. McDonough

      My brother raised two girls because the wife took up with some guy who got her on meth. I said casually years before not to have kids as too many divorces and expense for blue collar folks like us.

  • gfmucci

    The problem of late marriage, high divorce rates, rampant abortions, societal tolerance or acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle and same sex marriage all contribute to an unsustainable birth rate. This will mark the beginning of the collapse of a nation and culture. We, like Europe is now, will eventually become desperate to seek foreigners to fill the voids in our aging workforce. We will be sacrificing our own belief systems and cultural norms to accommodate those we currently understand as being incompatible, such as those from backward, impoverished or predominantly Islamic countries whose populations are generally ignorant of or opposed to our way of life. We are inviting increasing strife and conflict by not breeding and raising our own kind based on our own sensibilities. “Be fruitful and multiply” was not intended to be a sexual innuendo. We may learn of its importance after it is too late.

    • Steeve Girard

      “Fruitful and multiply” works in a world where life and death are in balance…. but with modern medicine, well you just have to say: Screw this!, to a system like that because you eventually cause uncheck growth, and resources become scarce.

    • whteshark

      We’re already there. We’ve been there for a while. Pat Buchanan has been saying this for the last twenty years.

      His last book, “Suicide of a Superpwer: Will America make it to 2025?” got him kicked off MSNBC.

      When the culture dies, the people die, our way of life dies.

      • apeiron

        I supported Mr. Buchanan in his bids for the Republican nominations. One of the few candidates I’ve ever actually voted for…I’m usually voting against a perfectly horrible Democrat. What a different country we might be today had he won.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      You dramatize. We are far from desperate for foreigners.. They are forcing the doors in.
      There are more workers than jobs available.
      America was based on the melting-pot glorification & that’s what we will continue to get.
      “We will be sacrificing our own belief systems”
      is more aptly stated as you don’t like others of differing belief systems.

      • gfmucci

        Apparently our glorious leaders and US Chamber of Commerce think we’re desperate because they are encouraging and subsidizing millions of immigrants by ignoring our laws and screwing our taxpaying workers.

        If I liked “other belief system” more than my own, I would believe in them. No, I am not one of the progressives (apparently you are) who thinks that all belief systems are equal. No, Islam is not equal to or better than Judeo/Christian beliefs or even atheist beliefs. You are right, I don’t like the belief systems of barbaric countries with populations of individuals with psychotic and animalistic behaviors. Do you?

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          I prefer a mixture of cultures over an enforced religious culture. If I go to court, I may swear to tell the truth so help me god, but it’s fake because I don’t believe in god.

          • JC Teecher

            I am sad for you.

            I do appreciate your truthfulness and believe there is always hope.

            If I may ask, were you brought up that way or was there something that happened that caused you to feel that way?

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            I’m comfortable in my spirituality.. I’m not saying there’s no afterlife. I tend to believe there is one. I’m not without “magic” in my life either. I don’t dislike Jesus. I just don’t believe in a man figurehead in the sky.

          • JC Teecher

            Good enough. Thanks for your sincere reply. i hope you don’t mind if i say a prayer for you.

            FYI…For those that don’t have a chance or have been blinded by God, ( for their own protection ), there is always the Millennium for teaching and acceptance.
            It is not widely taught, but it is true and biblical. That is precisely what the 1000 year reign by Christ, is for.

        • Sam

          You say Islam is not equal or better than Judeo/Christian or atheist beliefs. What makes Judeo/Christian or atheist beliefs better?? Have they solved the problems of your western society??

          Religious or non-religious beliefs are the personal choices of people. It is irrelevant to say your belief is equal or better than mine. When you say you don’t like the “belief systems of barbaric countries with populations of individuals with psychotic and animal behavior,” it is this kind of arrogance that led to slavery and colonization. You’re entitled to your beliefs, but arrogance is a disgusting trait to have since all people are equal regardless of their wealth or status.

          The psychotic and animal behavior you speak of is displayed in societies all around the world. In so-called civilized west, you will find offspring mistreating their parents, children abused, substance abuse, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, transgenders etc. So, critique your own society before criticising others.

          • gfmucci

            Sam. Keeping a nation safe is not the same as promoting slavery. Your moral equivalencies are messed up. And believing that Christianity is no better than Islam shows your ignorance of both.

  • J B

    It’s really simple
    In the 80’s people were more certain about their future and how to get there. There kids have a more uncertain future even though they went to college and their parents didn’t. Their parents achieved more than their kids have even years afters they finished college. In the old days you could be a trainee or apprentice with nothing, today you need a college degree to be a burger flipper.

    And if you go back even further to the 40’s 50’s the wives didn’t even have to work, just look after the house and kids, they lived on one Income. Where as today, they have to work and then hire a mexican to look after the house and kids.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      It’s not that simple.. just as individuals have different goals.
      Many people think that if a man has decent money women are ready to fling their life in subordination to him and her only goal is to be a baby machine. That’s not reality.

      • J B

        The point is, several generations ago women did not have to work to help pay the family bills. They could work if they wanted to, and today there is no way they pay off a mortgage with only one working. It’s even getting to point now that you need more than 2 jobs to pay off the Mortgage.
        Has nothing to do with Womans Rights, Baby Machines or Careers. It shows how much the dollar has been devalued and Incomes have been supressed.

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          You speak as though marriage is based totally on mortgages. Many people live their lives as renters.

          • J B

            It is the biggest purchase a familt will make.
            I’ve never known a family that did want to own something.
            Times have changed. People used to settling down, get married, buy some debt, and have a family. I think people of today don’t want to get married and would rather just party like it’s 1999.

            Another big change right now, savers are being penalised, so you basically have to spend money as soon as you get it or the banks will devalue it. They don’t want you save money to buy a car, they want you to buy some debt to pay for the car.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            I will venture to say that most people marry before they put a mortgage on a house. Sure people want to own, but I’d say that you are over-fixated on morgages and partying as reasons that people aren’t getting married.
            I have money and I’d far rather save it than spend it unless I find something of worth, but that has nothing to do with marriage.

          • J B

            If 2 people get a Mortgage before they get married, it’s a legal minefield if it doesn’t work out. I have a relatives that have done just that, but will get married later, but won’t change the legal problems.

            My Bank at one point was paying me less Interest than the CPI, which basically means the Bank is stealing your money while you sleep.
            And “when” they bring in Negative Interest Rates, it not an if it’s a when, it will change everything. And you be mad to be a saver then.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            Why are you so obsessed with mortgages? The topic is marriage, not mortgage.

      • JC Teecher

        I completely understand why a large percentage of the women are not interested in marrying the new generation of males, ( over the past two or three decades), It is because of the pussification of the modern male. Many factors cause this phenomenon.

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          lol.. I’d venture to say that false shows of macho are far more repelling than pussification.

          • JC Teecher

            Yep there is plenty of that to go around also. My niece is twenty and she is a smart and beautiful young lady. Her biggest complaint is young boys acting immature, like a spoiled momma’s boy.
            She poses the question…”Do I look like I am ready to be a Momma?”
            She then answers her own question….”Not anytime soon”

            She also comments about the macho acting types, and laughs at their chest thumping antics.

            She will not offer a second date if she shes much of either of these two typical characteristics. Smart girl.

        • jaxon64

          I agree–effeminate millennial males and third wave feminism explain this completely.
          What does a metrosexual male in skinny jeans and living in mom’s basement with his liberal arts/political science degree have to offer a good woman looking for a husband and family?
          What do blue-haired, tattooed, nose-ringed, angry, SJW’s have to offer a real man?
          What you have is a smaller and smaller group of masculine men, and then women who truly value and cherish femininity and are attracted to masculinity in men—I’m surprised that the marriage number among millennials is as high as 31%.

          • JC Teecher

            I am glad to see you use the biblical term for male homosexuals… effeminate. Even though not all pussified males are gay, they do have the propensity to become that way, in my opinion, but there are exceptions.

            I was reminded of that back in the 80’s, after the divorce, when i started bar hopping and looking for love in all the wrong places.

            This short dumpy guy was always hanging out with girls, or just alone, and was never seen hanging out with any guys. All the bar talk was that he was gay.
            One particular slow night I sat down at the nearly vacant bar and later this “presumed” gay guy walks in and asks if the seat near me was taken. I could have said something smart but i just told him no, and to have at it.

            After a while he started talking and I kinda felt sorry for the guy since many times he was just hanging out alone at the bar. We continued to make small talk and then he said he appreciated me talking to him cause most guys were rude and ignored him. I thought, uh oh, here it comes, the ole “make a move on the sharp dressed man by a queer”.

            To my surprise he got real serious and said that everyone thought he was gay because of the way he talked. He said he didn’t care to be with a man that way and that the women were somewhat friendly but he was too fat and ugly to get a date.

            I said, “so you are not gay”? His reply was, ” No I am not gay, I’m just sissy”.
            I spewed beer all over the bar laughing so hard.

            I never missed a chance to say hello to the guy and wish him luck on finding a girlfriend. My buddies got a hoot when they joked at me for talking to him, and accusing me of going gay. After i told them he was straight as they were, but he was just sissy, they began speaking to him sometimes.

            BTW, I don’t miss the bar hopping days. My life is pointed into the eternal direction, where there will be no effeminates, or trans genders, or issues about where to pee.

        • Guest

          Not to mention the “whorification” of the new generation of women. It goes both ways. No one is willing to put in the commitment and/or give up instant self-gratification it takes to grow a mature, long term relationship. Where are the mentors?

      • flautistmaniac

        Subordination can be wonderful if you trust that the person you give yourself to only has your best interests at heart. Kind of like recognizing you are subordinate to a good God who created you so He could bless you.

  • Steeve Girard

    We the Pagans have circumvented the problem. Handfasts! In other words, term marriages of 1 year. If it’s not renewed, then the divorce procedure in-acts, and everything gets shared by common agreement, by law, or by the courts. No need for Churches, all that are needed are: court of law, celebrant and the Handfast ceremony is just what we need.

    • Guest

      Whatever happened to commitment, perseverance, and thinking of others better than oneself? What you have presented seems rather selfish, if not outright hedonistic. It’s the challenges of marriage that mature people’s character.

  • themacabre

    Women want to have a career so she postpones getting married until she hits her thirties. The thing is by the time she’s closing on forty they often lose interest in a career…battling every day to advance up the ladder becomes exhausting so they begin to desire a more traditional life, if they can get it. By then it might be too late, since a lot of men around forty generally prefer a younger woman.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      You are making a lottt of blanket generalizations.
      Are you a woman? What makes you think you can speak for women?
      Younger men chase after me all the time.

      • K

        Yes usually with torches, and pitchforks.

        • Brian

          Exceedingly funny!!!Much needed humor.

        • Mr. Cipher

          Lol

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          If anything, younger men have become more open to older women. To me, a lot of times it doesn’t seem very rational. I mean they go into the relationship knowing that it precludes having children, but they do it anyways.
          Personally, I never preferred younger, but it’s been there and it is still there.

      • ALWAYSTOMORROW

        Slow down then. 🙂

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          The block button works wonders. 🙂

  • Horiboyable .

    Ask Paul McCartney if he will be getting married again.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    So the best solution should be – marry during High school? This is not Africa or Middle East. You need a lot’s of money to have a family. That’s why many can’t afford. In Europe many very young parents have a kids only because of Welfare. What do you expect? Humping like a rabbits where there is no money? This is what Africa does. With very high infant mortality. And of course don’t use anticonception because Vatican said it.

  • billtheguy

    There isn’t a solution. After God and Bible were removed from school the USA started its descent. TV shows like “Happy Days” even had a little promiscuity to it. (Fonzie had his arms around two girls) Now we have “Teen Moms”. Never saw it; just the commercials. They make it seem so glamourous for the young girls.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      LOL.. yes, all the tv shows including Happy Days had promiscuity and that’s why people aren’t getting married.
      Oh, and yes.. single teenage motherhood also seems so glamorous.. lol.. these are NOT core reasons for later marriages.. though the media does have an influence.

  • lmarkievich

    There are entire books on these subjects, wow, must’ve been hard for Michael to make this one so short! Marriage and family is/was necessary for order, stability, and growth of our country. But it’s a social creation for those reasons and goes against human instincts. We’re getting too smart for it but I agree, going back to our instincts will destroy the culture we created.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      Goes against our instincts.. I’m not so sure that the sexual polygamy instinct outweighs the instinct for security in many forms .. if sexual instinct is what you are referring to.

  • Robert C.

    Men are going MGTOW. That is why marriage rates are falling. Who exactly wants to pay thousands in “alimony” or “child support” for that matter. Imagine getting garnished almost all of your check because she left a man due to “irreconcilable differences” such as “he grew a beard”. Women know that the court system is in their favor due to democrat judges and a liberal president.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      Partially true, but you exaggerate.
      Actually, child support is usually a small percent of a check. It varies state-to-state, but I believe it’s roughly 20% for a child. I welcome factual data.
      It usually works financially in a woman’s favor to stay married.. It’s more typically the man’s infidelity vs the woman’s whimsy that creates the breakup.

      • apeiron

        Not true at all. Over 70% of divorces in the US are initiated by the wife. The most commonly stated reason? Is it adultery, abuse or abandonment? No. The most commonly stated reason is ‘dissatisfaction’.

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          Show me the source of your stats.

          • apeiron

            Trial Lawyers Association. You might be interested in a youtube video called ‘The Fempocalypse’ by girlwriteswhat…though I think she may have changed the channel name . Lots of references in the description

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            link please

        • JC Teecher

          Irreconcilable differences?

        • Mr. Cipher

          Gold diggers who found a sugar daddy.

        • L. A. McDonough

          Another reason not to breed; all marriages have their hurdles over time. Kids are a major hurdle in marriages and main reason couples fight. We chose to be child free because when parents fight it is usually over something about the child.

        • Guest

          The bottom line issue here is that people are not taught how to be husbands and wives. The older generations are not putting in the effort to mentor the next. It’s all about the “me” these days.

        • flautistmaniac

          I think women cause their own pain. We are too afraid to speak up for ourselves for fear of rejection. Then we distance ourselves because our needs aren’t met. Then we give up and blame the partner because we failed to let our needs matter in the first place.

      • JC Teecher

        Child support is a given. Either paid by the parents or the state. No man should shrug or complain about his responsibility to pay for the child/children he helped procreate. I paid twice the amount I was ordered to pay by the court, because i could afford it and I told the ex to put it into savings for our daughter’s college education.

        Of course, after i paid over ten k in the six years prior to her high school education, the ex told our daughter that I paid zero towards her college tuition. That sucked.

        • aldownunder

          What about the women
          I had custody of my 4 children and NEVER received 1 cent in child support
          Everything favors the woman, if she had of had custody of the kids and I didn’t pay child support I would have been hunted down by the Gov and made to pay when I brought this up with family services they accused me of trying to make it a gender issue (BLOODY OATH it’s a gender issue)
          When we went to court the magistrate awarded me custody of the children and awarded her our family home how does that make sense
          Anyway I ended up raising 4 wonderful human beings and she’s dead to them as far as they’re concerned

          • Orac4Prez

            The Aussie law courts are definitely corrupt. I’m disappointed you haven’t received any financial help, but I know of several other men in a similar situation. One bloke has been to the court several times and has basically had everything given to his former wife. In the space of 2 years she has spent over $800,000 and she was suing him for more suggesting he had some more hidden away. He won the case, but still was awarded cost against him, even though he had no money. Oh, and he as told he could not change the court appointed attorney even though she had previously worked for his former wife because the judge decided it was not a conflict of interest.

      • Mr. Cipher

        “typically the man’s infidelity” ya, Men are all pigs right? Who do yo think they are cheating with? Married Woman!

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          Not all men are pigs, but yes, there are many male cheaters .. and yes, many women will leave because of it. Who they cheat with isn’t the issue.

          • Mr. Cipher

            What happened to SunnyFloSNOTtress. Banned?

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            This is my new more summer effeminate name.. kinda like the summer sundress from Macy’s. People were mistaking me for male. I think the flower should end that confusion.

          • Mr. Cipher

            I was thinking Transgender.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            No, no, no.. Always a woman.

          • Richard O. Mann

            Love the flower.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            ty.. I liked your current pic better

          • Mr. Cipher

            Get a room.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            lol.. don’t you like Richard?

          • JC Teecher

            Yea, thanks for the removal of the freaky scary avatar. You had that thing for quite sometime if i remember correctly.
            The flower is much better

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            I don’t remember seeing you around until this post

          • JC Teecher

            I was around, as a reader only, for a long time. I was devoting my web time to a few other sites, and under various monikers over the past seven/eight years.

            It was the right time to try out the ECB for a while. I have followed Michael’s articles and commentaries for many years. When he started becoming a regular guest on the JBShow, I was an even bigger fan/supporter. I believe in the message that he and Meranda are carrying through their ministry.

            The amount of pc and moderation on all these sites has changed over the years and I am trying to adapt. I am a Christian and a sinner; and have always had colorful language and controversial comments, that are not always acceptable any longer.

            But my message is from the heart, and I have compassion for people in general, and try to look beyond race and sex.

            Retired early and trying to help others make sense of this screwed up world, is my passion, as well as fishing.
            My wife of twelve years, has gotten the fishing bug from me and we do that together.

            sorry for the short autobiography.

          • catholics killed millions

            Yes, the comment censorship is too much. Even his name and the word that describes killing a political opponent is moderated.

            Two sites that have extreme censorship are the American Family Association and especially lifesitenews. I had 2 accounts banned on lifesitenews almost immediately.

        • L. A. McDonough

          No guarantee in a marriage who will cheat it is 50 50 now days. (forget the old movies of mid 20th century showing men the villains). Women I know and several men were ditched with the kids to raise. Now, I know of three women dumping the kids on the hubby and taking off. (friend’s sons being dumped) incl my brother twenty yrs ago with two girls now grown.

    • JC Teecher

      right on.

    • Mr. Cipher

      Beard? More likely these days she hooks up with the ex- boyfriend who is cheating on his wife via face book.

    • laura m.

      Robert C.: Exactly, if men are smart they won’t be stuck with another man’s child either, as women lie about the father. Women can run off with another man and take kids far away. Best not to breed anyway since America is trashed and cost of raising kids is high as both people have to hold full time jobs and day care is expensive. If men want to marry, get fixed to protect yourself in case of a divorce later. Discuss why not to raise kids ex: society collapse, cost, high divorce rates. My generation set a bad example. I ditched old friends because these women are on third marriages. Besides, there is no guarantee kids will turn out decent. Most parents fail miserably, even ones with high moral standards. A risk indeed not worth it. Foster a kid, or volunteer with kids instead.

    • old fart

      Why buy the Cow when the Milk is free?.

    • Suraj

      Very true .The question is why a husband should pay ? What legal rights he would get in return .Males have to a pay maintenance/alimony to wife legally but nothing in return legally against wife than their are domestic violence laws biased against males.Child should be brought up as per the wish of father if He has to pay maintenance

  • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

    Moreso than youth gearing towards fun and promiscuity, is their sense of action and consequence.
    All they have to do is look around at what has happened to marriages of their relatives. If they aren’t already in broken homes, the 50% divorce rate and it’s consequences have been etched on their minds.

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    Solutions? Mike, I could go on for hours with good solutions. Problem is none of it translate into public policy or any such action on society’s part.

    Best answer is to let the people suffer the consequences of their actions. If they really want a thriving civilization and strong society; they’ll perform like they want it. Right now mass painful, delusional suicide is en vogue.

  • Anthony Lisacchi

    The Problem is the perception of marriage is you have to have plenty of money. My grandparemts should of never married according todays standards. They were not born in America they immigrated.When the depression came, it was life was in the old country.. So marriage is not a matter of one status in life but of love , commitment to GOD and each other

  • Robert

    Marriage is about sacrifice and service. If your wife/husband does not occupy first place in your life, then the marriage is doomed. People seem to want it all. Cannot work that way. People also seem to ape what media shows them. Is anyone surprised at outcomes?

    • df NJ

      Tell that to my first wife. She still owes me $15,000 of my half of our checking account she walked away with.

      • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

        Ow.. now I see the source of your caustic remarks about marriage.

      • Robert

        You made my point. Sadly.

  • apeiron

    For a man today marriage is really betting a woman half the equity you’re able to accumulate that she’ll ‘love’ you all her days. We now have a generation or two or more of boys who’ve seen their fathers, uncles, & neighbors impoverished by frivolous divorce extortion. That should be enough to give any young man pause.

    • df NJ

      The only reason a man should ever get married is to have children.

      • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

        You believe in god. Do you think people should live in fornication instead of marriage?

  • jox

    The society is not organized around families anymore. Everything is changing bacause some factors: 1. a change in economy makes that having childs is not economically profitable, they are a cost, so you have them only for love. 2. little mortality at birth -> fewer babies -> women not having babies all their life -> women look for other roles in their lifes.

    The family-centric organization of humans that has perdured thousands of years suddenly has changed. We are in a turmoil because is very recent and we have not found another model. But be assured that the traditional model is gone and will not return. Conservative and christian moralist people will suffer abot this, but nobody can change the deep trends I mentioned.

    • Richard T.

      Going against how things were created and designed to be is not a good idea. You can try go against gravity by jumping out of the window, but there will be serious consequences that follow. All the social issues, crimes and human suffering are a direct result of ignoring and disobeying the way that God meant it to be. There is not other “model” that will work. We cannot change the objective reality in which we were created in. The result is only chaos and lots of sufferings.

      Indeed, you are right that the traditional model is not going to be fashionable again. And this will bring the collapse of society just much sooner than later. All these things will come to pass before the return of Jesus Christ.

      • jox

        To be coherent with your beliefs about the will of God, you should give up medicine and die at 45. During your brief life you should have 7 to 10 children, only to see half of them die in the first 2 years. ‘We cannot change the objective reality in wich we were created in’, you said.

        Is our will to live longer that is changing us. We have fewer children, but they are all alive, and we educate and support them far longer. Those are the forces at play, and have nothing to do with fashion or some God imposed morality.

        I remind you that chaos and suffering is the constant in human history, no matter the era or the religion. In your Bible Eva commited the first sin and her son the first crime. Our lifes are far better than in any period of history, except perhaps a small ‘golden era’ in USA that some of you would like to stay in forever, like Amish.

        Be sure that society will not collapse, only transform and evolve, as always, otherwise we still would be living as tribes in caves. Perhaps that was ‘the way that God meant it to be’, don’t you think so?

        • Richard T.

          Perhaps I did not make myself clear on what do I mean by “the way we were created.” In the beginning God created the heaven and earth. Then He created human beings after His own image. He made us male and female He has his purpose and design in creating everything. He instituted marriage in the very beginning between one man and one woman. He told them that man should leave his parents and be united unto his wife. He told them to be fruitful and multiply. So all these established the fundamental principles of a small core family headed by a man and wife. So when men start to do things his own way sin entered into the world and therefore we live in a fallen world right now.
          And decay is all around us, everything is dying and rotting and decaying.

          Your idea of constant evolving, of things getting better does not work in real physical world either. The second law of thermodynamics guaranties that the entropy (chaos) will always increase, unless you input new energy, new information. But where does that new energy come from? The sun is dying. The universe is expanding and eventually may wrap around and collapse on itself. So even from an very limited scientific understanding, we can see that our universe is finite and limited and there will be an end, because it had a beginning.
          The way God meant it to be was a world without sin and death. We screwed it up and we continue to screw it up everyday. You cannot honestly look at what is going on in the world and tell me that we are getting better! If you go back to study the Fabian Society in the early 20th century (1912?). They felt even more confident in the ability of humanity to evolve and improve as you do. They declared that soon humanity will be able to conquer all the problems with technology with the evolution of human society, etc. And guess what happened next? World War I and World War II and more! More people were murdered and killed in the 20th century than all the other centuries combined!

          Read the Bible for yourself and see what is coming. God has made it clear and told us long before all these things will happen, so we will be able to know He is true and that we can believe Him. And that is the only way we can be saved from the coming chaos.

  • jox

    By the way, in Spain men marry at 37 and women at 34.

  • Richard

    Michael, why was my comment censored?

    • JC Teecher

      I had two comments moderated and then blocked/deleted, entirely. nothing was rude or degrading towards women. ?????????

    • Guest

      If it was a long one, and/or a website link, it will be flagged.

  • Lucinda H

    People seem to think that we’re the only people who ever thought of all the various ways people can get together, because written histories only come from civilizations, which are amazingly similar in their sexual norms. It doesn’t occur to most people that ‘alternative’ modes are ALWAYS being tried out somewhere, and they ALWAYS die out, usually very quickly, because they consume more than they produce. (And producing children that have the ability to carry on after you go is an essential part of that equation. Women’s fertility has a sharp drop off after the mid 30s, particularly for women who have never given birth before, and children do not thrive in situations where there is not a responsible father.) I think it is true that we are ‘enjoying’ a rather long stint into experimentation, but that is only because of the massive built up of capital enabled by traditional sexual morality coupled with political liberalism. We are past the point of recovery, and it will be quite a lesson, but we could have learned it already if we’d been grateful about the lessons of history, rather than thinking we are the smartest and most imaginative people ever because we know how to emasculate potential fathers.

    • Lucinda H

      Also, feminism has depleted our supply of marriageable women, just as bad economic practices have decreased the marriageability of men. Women look for resources in a mate, men look for fertility. In our time, debt has fueled an illusion of marriageability in men, and birth-control has managed to obscure the long-term consequences of being sexually licentious. Men value female fidelity because that is their only instinctive way of knowing a child is theirs.

      People look at the history, and see double-standards for men and women and assume it’s an important feature, but actually it’s just that light sexual misbehavior in men doesn’t destroy the social order the same way sexual misbehavior in women does. Iago in the play Othello convinced Othello that virtuous Desdemona was actually whorish. Feminism has done the same thing now, so that even virtuous women are dragged down by association with a feminist ideology that, at it’s core, deprives men of any semblance of reproductive rights. Many people think of the term as only applying to women.

  • trketed

    Another reason would be that there is no military draft. Back then, many got married just to avoid it, preferably to a girl with a ready-made family. In retrospect, it was better to have been drafted.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      Military drafts have only occurred in short lengths of history and don’t have much influence over larger trends.

  • DaveHolden

    End immigration – it is ruining this country.

  • Johnny G

    I’m an employed, fairly handsome, smart and funny young man with an education. I live alone and don’t have excessive debt. I’ve made some mistakes along the way, but I have a good heart.

    Problem is, I can’t for the live of me find a decent woman. Part of that is geography and lack of a large social network, but I truly feel like I’m cursed. I can think of two occasions that I can truly blame myself for not knowing better and letting those women get away, but I look at people who have far less than I do and they are married, dating, etc.

    I don’t get it. All I can think is that I’ve been cursed to be single forever. I want a family, I want kids, I don’t want to be immoral. I long to leave behind my imprudent bachelorhood, yet no matter how hard I try, I can’t. I’m a good man wasted. I wish I was born in the 1950s, Vietnam notwithstanding.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      Why should geography stop you?
      There’s tons of internet dating sites.

    • CASTIEL

      C mon mate……try hard achieving other goals in life..start a company travel around the world. like my grandfather said one time when you got nothing you have nothing to lose….and thats the beauty of life….never put a women in priority in your life……love yourself…..and live life like theres no tomorrow…..screw mariages….and give time to time…..and believe me War can change a man to worse for the rest of his life….

  • Mondobeyondo

    Being promiscuous is FUN! It’s great to have multiple partners without being tied down by a gold ring and a piece of paper. Do what you wanna do! Be who you wanna be! Go where you wanna go! *

    As a result, families are being shattered left and right. When ethics and morals go by the wayside, it’s only a matter of time before the society follows along with it.
    _______________________________
    * – Mamas and Papas

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      Promiscuity leads to awful STDs .. There’s more than most people realize.. For instance, did you know that an std virus can lead to some (not all) forms of leukemia?

  • Realist

    Where do I start with this? I am in my fifties and have never been married. Most people I know are on their second or third marriages. I have come to the realization that it will never happen. I have never been the apple in anyone’s eye. I’m sure I could go overseas and meet someone…but that is risky. The older I get, the more I feel I do not need a significant other.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      Maybe you shouldn’t spend so much time on male-oriented blogs.

    • Mr. Cipher

      Get you one of them mail order brides..

    • Robert

      Reminds me of a man I knew who married a Filipino woman who already had a kid. Age difference. They flew into LA and in minutes she disappeared with help from relatives already living in LA. He tried to track her down but could not. Divorce papers could not be served. If you have managed to remain single so far, then stay the course.

      • Realist

        There is a documentary on Amazon called Love Me. It follows several men who go to Russia in search of a mail order bride. It’s pretty eye opening. I could never do it.

  • Richard O. Mann

    2 Timothy 3King James Version (KJV)

    3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

    7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    Does this sound like today?

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      no

      • Mr. Cipher

        You’re #5

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          I am #1.. and not on your list 😉

    • rentslave

      8.That there would be a religion which denies economic freedom to those not living in Nevada.

  • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

    your escorts? ewwwwww…..

    • greyprepper

      No no no not “ewwwwww.” Those women are absolute angels. I’m a huge advocate of legalization. Don’t get me wrong; there ARE drug addicts in the trade but most of them are intelligent, beautiful, professional women.

      • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

        Ewwwwwwwwwww…. they are CESSPOOLS of DISEASE

        • greyprepper

          I only do business with the ones that require screening. 😉
          I was born in 88. I can all but guarantee that the single women in my generation are way more diseased than your typical escort.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            There’s no such thing. You’re ridiculously Naive. You think they get a check-up between each john? Do you think all diseases show up instant presto? Do you think they’re tested for all the diseases there are between each john? YOU’RE A FOOL!

          • greyprepper

            I appreciate your concern for my wellbeing but I can assure you that I’m very safe. I’m not talking streetwalkers ya know. After shopping around and experimenting, I’ve got two different girls in my city that I feel comfortable with.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            Start w/the Hepatitis B vaccine which became standard a few years after you. Hepatitis is rampant these days. There is no vaccine for Hep C. You may become susceptible to a certain form of leukemia caused by a sexually transmitted virus. HPV, Herpes, etc etc are waiting for you.

          • greyprepper

            Thanks for looking out for me! 🙂
            I’ll definitely do some research. I stand by my original statement though; I have way better odds of catching an STD from a typical single girl in my generation than I do from an escort. The only differences between escorts and single women are that escorts get paid, and they don’t pretend to be anything other than what they are. These days, you’d be lucky to find an 18 year old girl who hasn’t already been chopped by a couple dozen guys. I’m telling ya, escorts are the best way to go! 😀

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            Your thinking is way off. Obviously an escort is riskier sex than the average partner.
            Don’t feed stupid. Care about your future and the future of others.

          • greyprepper

            Whoa. This is really bothering you, isn’t it. I didn’t mean any offense.

  • bumblebee8

    The reason people are delaying marriage which was not mentioned was financial. More women are going to college and trying to build a career, paying off loan debt. Since women have more opportunities available than becoming a wife and mother as their only option, women have been doing just that. Women also need to be able to support themselves as well as any children should their marriage breaks down. That is sound planning and benefits the children as well. I find nothing wrong with women waiting, or not getting married at all. Women are more than their ability to reproduce.

    • CarliCanada

      Yes, you are right about the financial impact. However, becoming a wife and mother after high school is no longer a viable option for most girls. These days, middle-class high school graduates are EXPECTED to go to college and build a career. They are discouraged from marrying and settling down until they get a college degree. And by then, they are saddled with a lot of debt and a harsh economy by which to try to pay it off!

  • quasprimas

    “Likewise,” writes Friedrich Engels, “the peculiar character of man’s rule over woman in the modern family the necessity and the manner of accomplishing the real social equality of the two will appear in broad daylight only then when both of them will enjoy complete legal equality It will then be seen that the emancipation of women is primarily dependent on the re introduction of the whole female sex into the public industries To accomplish this the monogamous family must cease to be the industrial unit of society.” This fabled “repression of women” is actually harmful to women. Communism does not have problems viewing women as “instruments of production.” The difference is they want them as slaves to public industry and to the state rather than the home. Hence all the discussion of putting women on the front lines in war. Utterly shameful.

  • Sally

    Gods kingdom gov’t is the only solution. It is already ruling in heaven, soon to take over the earth. Matt. 6:10
    The only gov’t that can read hearts and make the enormous changes we need on this earth.

  • Philadelphiensis

    The death of God, the family and the nation-state were not coincidences but ingenious ploys to bring humanity under a one world scientific dictatorship. This totalitarian phenomenon was masterfully predicted by Aldous Huxley in his work “Brave New World”.
    If you can’t have children have guns, and prepare to shoot some teeth out when the elite uncloak.

  • Chris Sky

    “40% of children born to unmarried”. This wouldn’t be bc the gov ONLY gives “child benefits” to unmarried people (esp minorities) to perpetuate the broken home, and expand poverty and government dependence. Notice how EVERY pc Agenda. From welfare to Feminism to LGBT is ANTI “traditional” (married, mother, father) :D. It’s no accident.

    • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

      Suck it cause that’s the way it’s going to stay.

      • Mr. Cipher

        Likely response from the shack up honey who freely gives it up without any obligation.

        • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

          I live alone and I’m very not promiscuous with a veteran boyfriend of 12 years.

          • Mr. Cipher

            you should be concerned about STD’s. He is under no obligation to you.

          • ITSNOTWhatchaThink

            We have our understanding.

      • Chris Sky

        “suck it” ? lol

        so being openly ANTI family is the new “cool” thing to do?

        if your IQ was higher than room temperature we might actually be able to have a conversation. but anybody that advocates for the destruction of the family unit. well you’re just “special”

  • Shara Bingham Mills

    I picked up your book The Beginning of The End and so far I like it. I’ve been skipping back and forth between the web and back. If I didn’t like it I couldn’t do that.

    I have a 35 year old special needs kid that is high functioning and I have a 30 yr old daughter. They have been living in a rental house of their dads. The thirty yr old has school loans and just paid off her car. She lives with her brother and his girlfriend. He’d like to get married but neither is in a big rush. He and I just hope she gets pregnant because I want a grandchild. A totally selfish reason. Who wants to really raise a kid in this unstable, polluted world? The girl is finally getting married and we have dished out thousands of dollars for it. She doesn’t want children as it will be pretty hard on her body. They didn’t have Obama care when she had a UT that ran clean up to her kidneys and she hurt herself in highschool falling backward into a pit at Jiffy Lube. I couldn’t be happier that they are in shouting distance.

    I’m old enough to enjoy the company of any relative or adoptee – those people we acquire on our journey that aren’t blood – that have survived the passage of time with us. The more the merrier. The big thing is is that we are also financially able to without the strain a lot of people are going through.

    Did you guy’s get the memo that familicide is on the rise? A family of eight died up northeast last month by a cousin (?) and all they got was 700 cash and some change. It really started to snow ball after that girl and her boyfriend killed their family at Christmas up by where you live. It ‘s the males mostly that have been involved with that. Killing their spouses and taking the children with them when they take themselves out. Throwing children off bridges.

    You want to talk about what else the male species is good at? Get an app that tells you where the pedophiles and child rapists that live in your neighborhood are. Everywhere you are you men have perverted yourselves. I don’t know Michael, what the hell are you men going to do about it. My plan is to erase a few and take them with me when I go. I wish I could have a hit squad of the imminent dying and ask them to clean the house on the way out. Makes a girl like me go crazy mad when crimes against children are punished less than when you hurt a pet dog.

    • Mr. Cipher

      Get Professional help.

      • ALWAYSTOMORROW

        If you want to help, let her know who your psychiatrist is so she doesn’t seek out help from him seeing that he is obviously incompetent based on your current condition.

        • Mr. Cipher

          How’s the cranium extraction coming with your proctologist ?

          • ALWAYSTOMORROW

            I believe you ment cranial.

      • Brian

        I don’t know man.I’m thinking they need 2 lock her up and throw away the key.She’s straight up 5150.

      • Shara Bingham Mills

        Why in the hell for?

    • greyprepper

      Whoa, that comment took one helluva turn. Lmao!

    • Undecider

      If a parent wants grandkids, they have to plan for that before they even have kids. This means raising your kids to respect family and carry on the family genes. In today’s society, kids are raised to be immature until the last moment. My guess is that you didn’t raise your kids to have kids because you were still a kid yourself.

      In retrospect, you are now learning the hard way what happens when society is led off a cliff. Had you instilled values in your children, with your own parents assisting, your children (the grandkids of your parents), would have been ready at an earlier age to carry on the family torch.

      This is a chain that under normal circumstances continues easily. Unfortunately, the “social engineers” deliberately tampered with this process with the hopes of reducing population. They have been successful to date.

      • Shara Bingham Mills

        You can see how I raised my children at The Cranky Native.

  • deciodantas

    Better have not married to a Miss World. Young man when you marry trust her of course as she leaves the room check bank account, moneys left in pursue. If any sign of stealing for the brother in low or her relatives you should cut additional credit cards and same bank account, If she wants to help her relatives no problems, you are not jealous since that expenses for her account. And of course don t forget her share in hleping you with domestic expenses. She will never deceive again or she will go…hm this man is very smart….
    Rgds fm Brazil…

  • carl

    Grow up people. I cant stand the simplistic view of humanity that many christians have. Especially in regards to marriage and families. I would guess 1 in 5 two parent marriages are the wonderful loving union many aspire to. And news flash there were divorces, children born out of wedlock etc even in the days of long gone by.

    • Undecider

      The “simplistic view” is closer to the traditional view common around the world.

  • Guest

    There is only one answer. We need to go back to Yahweh’s ways. The man (as in a real man, not a parts swap) is the head over the wife (as in real female), cherishing her, the wife in turn respects her husband, both learning to adapt to each other. The children see this, and feel secure and are trained to be obedient to proper authority, productive, Elohim-fearing, critical thinkers. Anything less this is a guaranteed fail, perhaps not in the first generation, but definitely in the following.

  • Guest

    I remember saying something similar in high school when I was asked to write a paper and read it in class. Scripture quotes and all. All I got were blank stares. Today, I would have been suspended for not being more…. diversified.

  • Midwest Values

    Waiter until I was 41 to get married and had a kid at 42. My wife is 2 years younger and by waiting, we both feel like we are 30.

  • infowolf1

    firstly, the explosion of unwed births is a good sign, it means more and more women (and those who might push them) are rejecting abortion.
    secondly, the issue of marriage is not merely legality (and the children and visitation and information rights you have as a couple if one is in the hospital for instance, and inheritance issues and property issues, which can be resolved by contracts together without legal marriage which in some states makes you both liable for each other’s debts) but faithfulness to your partner and to verbal commitments made in the heat of passion without which attitude marriage will not prevent adultery or divorce.
    thirdly, those who live with parents, perhaps even with a new family legal or not with them, are doing what many always did in this and other countries, its called extended family.

  • 7Acres

    People should be thankful for the babies born to unwed teenage mothers and other unmarried persons. This group may be preventing the complete demographic suicide/collapse, even more than married couples in this country, who may be having less children. Of course, they need support and it would be good to find out why they’re not married, and according action needs to be taken by the church and other institutions to remedy the situation, offering long-term outreach. This problem/issue is obviously more systemic than it is with individuals.

  • Thomas D Guastavino

    What did we expect was going to happen when we kept rewarding poor behavior?

  • DJohn1

    When a marriage penalty is involved in the U.S. Tax Code there might be a little problem getting people to marry. Yes it is cheaper to live together.
    When the medical liability of marriage is considered there might be a problem getting married. Liability is quite different if you are single.
    When it doesn’t work out, you financially ruin the man in a marriage with excessive child support payments and alimony payments then there may be a problem with men wanting to get married at all.
    So why get married?
    Religion is one reason. A lot of couples legitimately want God in their relationship. They want to follow the Bible.
    The reward is a couple becomes very close to one another and children often are better loved and taken care of.
    The environment of marriage has way too many liabilities in the legal sense in today’s world.
    I blame the court system and the congress for much of this.

  • Preacher62

    Biblically speaking, the first person you have sex with is then your spouse. moving on to another is then divorce and remarriage which biblically is adultery. You were intended for one person for life i.e. one man and one woman and anything that differs from that is sin and will cause one to fall under the judgment of God. A certificate giving the government’s approval in no way makes or breaks or justifies a marriage.

  • All_has_An _END_.

    because women now are confused thanks to feminism

  • Philadelphiensis

    They’re answering to a swell of blood. Next question!

  • Piglet

    […because our young people are constantly being inundated with messages that tell them that it is much more fun to be single.]

    That’s because it is. During my many years in the military I watched so many of my friends get married and divorced, sometimes four and five times, that it was ridiculous, and usually the marriages were miserable experiences. And while people were married, infidelity was rampant. Sometimes one mate would be abused by the other, or one would financial rape the other during the divorce. Watching this from the sidelines, I was so happy to still be single! I didn’t get married until I was 41, and even then I was reluctant. Fortunately I’m with a great person, but there were many possibilities for disaster along the way.

  • Davis C

    A man would be foolish to marry under the current divorce laws.

  • Ex Tempus

    ..marriages are in decline, as most white women don’t make good wives!….they don’t listen nor obey, they fool around, can’t cook, many don’t have jobs, and women’s rights give them the right to take the man to the cleaners, for every penny he has!…this was happening when I was in high school (1970’s), and is worse every year!…and to top it off, Bill Maher (tv host and cornell university grad), has a blog that claims Jesus christ never existed!…..is the first amendment going too far…..?

    • Guest

      No denying it (re: women), but a person asking those kinds of questions needs to look for the root cause to find the answer. Bill Maher can rant all he wants. One day he will find out the truth, I personally hope he does on this side of eternity. As for the first amendment, people need to go back to the history books and find out what exactly did the founding fathers of America mean when the first amendment was penned.

  • Undecider

    Social engineering at its finest. All is going according to plan.

  • Cubatraveler

    Economics is the biggest factor affecting marriage age. No one wants to enter a marriage in poverty or mediocrity so they try to get the best training or education they can and hope it works out. These days university educations are increasingly irrelevant and more expensive so I wouldn’t recommend that route. Also many of the middle class jobs that university degrees were mandatory for are now gone forever.

  • Roland Trimmer

    iT’S SIMPLE…..OUR PARENTS BACK IN THE 1940’s and 1950’S GOT MARRIED AT 16 and 17 years old.

  • Orange Jean

    I think one thing you are forgetting is birth control. Back when I was in high school (graduated in 1968) about 3/4 of the kids in my school got married within a few months of graduation… but MOST of them got married because they “had to” get married, meaning … back then, the girl got pregnant so they got married. Not the best way to start a marriage and a LOT of those ended up in divorce because of it.

    That being said, I was equally stupid in that I also got pregnant… but the guy was bad news (around the same time as I found out I was pregnant I also found out he was a thief and well on his way to becoming a heroin addict). I ended up raising my son alone, he turned out OK in terms of taking care of himself… but I would not say he’s all that loving or considerate of me. I never married (and the truth is …not all that many men would consider marrying a woman like myself).

  • jim_robert

    Sadly, for a lot of men, the vile, evil, filth of feminism has destroyed the minds of a lot of women. I got married later to a wonderful, intelligent, university educated professional woman, who is utterly an adamantly against the filth of feminism. But until I met her, all that was out there was a bunch of women, even in the church, who had been influenced to some degree by this disgusting movement.

    And the truth is, it is the feminazis who are now the oppressors… them and their gay Nazi Brownshirt buddies.

    Sadly, the may all eventuate in a takeover by the Muslims. Wonder what the feminazis and gay Brownshirt sturmtroopers will do when the Muslims come marching in to implement Sharia law in NYC or SF? Or didn’t they think that far ahead?

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