Have you ever gone to a wedding and heard this: “I now pronounce you—healthier”? Those words aren’t common at weddings but they could be.
Studies show married men are healthier than men who never tied the knot—and even live dramatically longer than unmarried men.
Other research says married men and women are healthier than singles—physically and emotionally. One theory is that having a spouse may reduce stress and encourage healthier living. Plus a strong relationship can lead to better mental health, and this could translate into better physical health.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- New research touts the benefits of marriage on health
- The power of a healthy marriage
- Marriage May Protect Against Dementia (and improves health in many other ways)
- Poll Shows Sex within Marriage is Fulfilling (much more than sex out of marriage)
- Marriage is Positive for Kids
- Happy Marriage Means Sweet Dreams for Women
- Evangelicals less likely to divorce, Barna survey says
- The Christian divorce rate myth (what you’ve heard is wrong)
- 10 Ways to Help a Friend Who Has a Struggling Marriage
- 8 marriage rules to break, sometimes
- Want to Marry Your Soul Mate? Could This Lead An Increased Risk of Divorce?
- How parenthood makes life meaningful and how marriage makes parenthood bearable
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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