Reasons to Believe

Support for Biblical View of Marriage

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 Scientific data verifies what the Author of the Bible knew millennia ago—marriage promotes prosperity. The first human relationship defined in the Bible is the permanent bond of a man and woman in marriage. An Ohio State University sociologist showed that this relationship leads to much greater financial gain than for people who divorce. The study revealed that while both single and married persons’ wealth increases over time, the wealth of divorced participants declined precipitously. Clearly the Christian faith is not about wealth accumulation, but this study affirms that in the financial arena, the biblical model of marriage is superior.

o   Jay L. Zagorsky, “Marriage and Divorce’s Impact on Wealth,” Journal of Sociology 41 (2005): 406-24.

o   http://jos.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/41/4/406

·         Related Resource

o   Hugh Ross, Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity


Subjects: Christian Life

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.