Many single women may look at some of their friends' marriages and see miserable relationships and unhappy couples, but just because some couples today aren't making marriage a priority, doesn't mean it's better to stay single for life, Rabbi Shmuley says. He talks about the benefits of marriage:
Stability for children. Rabbi Shmuley says children benefit greatly when raised in a two-parent home.
You have someone to share life with. From creating a home to sharing responsibilities and experiences, Rabbi Shmuley says marriage offers important lifelong benefits.
Longer life expectancy. Rabbi Shmuley says some studies show married people live longer and are happier than single people.
Sex life. Married people have a steady and loving sexual partner, and Rabbi Shmuley says that is beneficial for the mind and body.
"For many women, the adage that 'marriage is whereby a woman exchanges the attention of many men for the attention of one,' is all too true. And yet, only marriage provides for our two chief human desires, to have a lifelong partner with whom we experience both passion and intimacy, making us feel both completely alive and completely understood."
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, December 7, 2013