National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Committed Love, American Style

Facts of Life

BY The Editors

October 12-18, 2008 Issue | Posted 10/7/08 at 3:33 PM

 

A new national poll commissioned by Parade magazine shows that American marriages aren’t doing so badly, after all. An impressive 71% of respondents cited “deep love” as the main reason they have stayed together, and fully half described their unions as “loving and joyful.” Nearly 70% of the men said they never think about leaving their wives. There were a few downsides, too, of course — but, considering that a whopping 88% said they were happy or reasonably content with their marriage, why dwell on the negative?