How to save marriage in America

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 9:06 a.m. MST

Updated: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 9:06 a.m. MST

"Middle America" is abandoning marriage, with ramifications for children, stability and the future. Marriage is undergoing a significant change in America. And it seems the young and educated are putting children in the center of marriage's revival.

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How do you save marriage in America?

That’s something that Richard Reeves of The Atlantic delves into in his latest piece. He said that traditional marriage in America is falling apart, but the young and college-educated are resurrecting it with children at the heart and center.

“American marriage is not dying,” Reeves wrote. “But it is undergoing a metamorphosis, prompted by a transformation in the economic and social status of women and the virtual disappearance of low-skilled male jobs. The old form of marriage, based on outdated social rules and gender roles, is fading. A new version is emerging — egalitarian, committed, and focused on children.”

Read the full article at theatlantic.com.

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