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We exist to promote life-long, healthy marriages through collaboration,education, and resources to restorehope and transfo...
 According to study…a National Health Statistics Report  (3/22/2012)…(http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr049.pdf)     ...
   CDC report: Marriage and Cohabitation in the United States –    Vital and Health Statistics – Series 23, #28 – Februar...
   Marriage is on the decline in    Maryland, where marriage has    fallen from 46,300 in 1990 to    32,400 in 2009, whil...
   Maryland’s percentage of unwed births rose    from 29.6% in 1990 to 41% in 2008.       There were 32,000 babies born ...
 The myth of the 50% divorce rate The myth that divorce is better for children The myth of the benefits of living toget...
   Workplace effects of divorce…by Cathy Meyer,    About.com    (http://divorcesupport.about.com/od/copingduringdivorce/a...
   Research Indicates that:       The average cost of divorcing employees to an organization is        $83,171 per year ...
 YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN  OUR COMMUNITY HELP US TO CHANGE THE CULTURE BY  STRENGTHENING MARRIAGE AND  TEACHING OUR ...
 Check  out our new website      Like Us on FacebookMarriage Works of Harford County
Marriage - Did You Know.
Marriage - Did You Know.
Marriage - Did You Know.
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Marriage - Did You Know.

  1. 1. We exist to promote life-long, healthy marriages through collaboration,education, and resources to restorehope and transform our community! www.marriageworksmd.org Norma G. Tilton, President
  2. 2.  According to study…a National Health Statistics Report (3/22/2012)…(http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr049.pdf)  The likelihood that a marriage will last over 20 years doubles for a woman who marries with a college degree (78%) compared to a woman who marries without a high school diploma (39%).  Married persons generally have better mental and physical health outcomes compared to unmarried persons.  Married persons also live longer, are more likely to be covered by health insurance, and have a lower prevalence of cardiovascular disease than unmarried persons.
  3. 3.  CDC report: Marriage and Cohabitation in the United States – Vital and Health Statistics – Series 23, #28 – February, 2010.  Children born to unmarried mothers are at greater risk than children born to married mothers for poverty, teen childbearing, poor school achievement, and marital disruption in adulthood.  Even though it is statistically a significant risk for children, for their healthy development, nearly two-thirds (2/3rds) will live in cohabitating households by the time they are 16.  Cohabiters also report lower levels of relationship quality and household incomes than married couples.  Studies have found that persons who cohabit prior to marriage are more likely to have their marriages dissolve than those who did not cohabit premarital.
  4. 4.  Marriage is on the decline in Maryland, where marriage has fallen from 46,300 in 1990 to 32,400 in 2009, while the state’s population increased by one million.  That’s a 35% drop in marriage. The number of divorces has fallen Marriage Divorce only slightly from 16,100 in 1990 to 15,200 in 2009.
  5. 5.  Maryland’s percentage of unwed births rose from 29.6% in 1990 to 41% in 2008.  There were 32,000 babies born out of wedlock in 2008. According to the study by the Heritage Foundation, children from fatherless homes are:  5 times more likely to commit suicide than those from intact homes with married parents  7 times more apt to become teenage mothers or to drop out of school  15 times more apt to end up in prison as a teenager  33 times more likely to be seriously abused  73 times more likely to be killed
  6. 6.  The myth of the 50% divorce rate The myth that divorce is better for children The myth of the benefits of living together first The myth that it is OK to never marry as parents The myth of no-faultcoalition to debunk, refute, We are determined as a divorce and do all we can to get the truth to the public.
  7. 7.  Workplace effects of divorce…by Cathy Meyer, About.com (http://divorcesupport.about.com/od/copingduringdivorce/a/The- Impact-Of-Divorce-In-The-Workplace.htm) It is well documented that divorce reduces worker productivity. If one were to do a cost benefit analysis of the effects of divorce in the workplace, one would find that the financial costs to the organization can be enormous. Cont. Next Page
  8. 8.  Research Indicates that:  The average cost of divorcing employees to an organization is $83,171 per year (based on 10 employees divorcing per year with costs related to reduced productivity @ $19 per hour).  Child custody issues can create significant cost for employers, which include administration of health care, absenteeism, time off for court dates and shortened work hours for the divorcing.  It can take up to five (5) years for employee productivity to rebound after divorce.  Workers in domestic disputes become unavailable for travel or extended hours
  9. 9.  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY HELP US TO CHANGE THE CULTURE BY STRENGTHENING MARRIAGE AND TEACHING OUR SINGLES/ YOUNG ADULTS HOW TO HAVE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS!! DONATE ONLINE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
  10. 10.  Check out our new website  Like Us on FacebookMarriage Works of Harford County

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