VOTE FOR COUPLES TO GET AN EDUCATION BEFORE GETTING A LICENSE!
Marriage rates are at an all time low and trending lower. While there are vast amounts of people not getting married, in part because of the failure rate over the past forty years, there are still plenty of people getting married. If they become a more successful group – by making marriage licensees educated as all other licensees are – then more people will want to become a part of this group again. It’s akin to repopulating a species on the brink of extinction rather than letting it become extinct.
Single, married, or divorced; whether marriage exists or not for your children or grandchildren years from now depends on what we do now!
The Marriage Education Act would amend marriage license laws such that a marriage license be treated as any other license and held to a minimal level of required education – administered by a wide variety of independent 3rd party providers with the freedom to teach according to their respective ideologies.
Seven states already see the value of marriage education and offer a discount on the license fee if marriage education is completed. While that sounds nice, in as much as the average marriage license fee is $49, a discount on this is not persuasive enough. Marriage Education works though and by making it necessary we can fix the state of marriage in America!
Although marriage is considered a private matter, it is in fact a matter of public policy as the government is intimately involved in over half of all marriages – through divorce – and at tremendous cost to taxpayers! Government is also intimately involved in the breakup of unmarried couples with children and these relationships dissolve at even higher rates.
While The Marriage Education Act adds a step to the process of getting married, through doing what adults teach their kids to do to succeed – to get an education – the government will ultimately become less involved in marriage, less kids and parents will experience divorce, and marriage itself will survive and prosper.