Family Research Council

Marriage: Good for Your Children and Grandchildren


By Tony Perkins
February 13, 2014

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When you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, I doubt any of them would say divorced. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. For better and for sometimes worst, the kind of home we grow up in is a good indication of the kind of marriage we will have. In today's culture that means broken homes are multiplying and fast. According to FRC's Mapping America, this may have more to do with our parents' marriages than our own. Only 18 percent of Americans who came from intact homes have divorced or separated, compared to 28 percent of those who came from broken homes. At Brown University, researchers found that children of divorce more than any other type expressed the most doubts about their marital stability. For most kids, they inherit a lot more from their parents than money and belongings, they inherit an outlook on life and priorities that only parents can give them. So, my advice is to stay together, not only for the kids, but for their kids.

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