National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Matrimonial Security

BY Jim Cosgrove

Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2003 Issue | Posted 9/28/03 at 12:00 PM


Facts of Life

Statistics say that married adults are happier, healthier and more productive than their unmarried peers. Less well publicized is the fact that that marriage also brings substantial safety to women. According to “Marriage: The Safest Place for Women and Children,” a 2002 Heritage Foundation report, mothers who have married are 50% less likely to suffer from domestic violence than mothers who have never married.

Illustration by Tim Rauch.