Married Now A Minority


Published: October 15, 2006

For those who have been reading this site for the past few years -- they have seen God clearly speaking to this scope and size this crisis and the meaning of it to the church before articles were written spelling it all out.

We make no claims here, only that God has been clearly speaking.

Married couples, whose numbers have been declining for decades as a proportion of American households, have finally slipped into a minority, according to an analysis of new census figures by The New York Times.

The American Community Survey, released recently by the Census Bureau, found that 49.7 percent, or 55.2 million, of the nation’s 111.1 million households in 2005 were made up of married coupleswith and without children (The "Without" catagory is also dramatically increaseing as recorded in other articles on this website)— just shy of a majority and down from more than 52 percent five years earlier.

The numbers by no means suggest marriage is dead or necessarily that a tipping point has been reached.

The numbers do suggest that a tipping point was reached while the "Christian band played on" during the 1980's and 1990's. We need to understand The numbers are completely deceptive because a large portion of the married faithful are senior citizens that have been and will continue to pass off the scene with increasing numbers for the better part of another decade.


This is the larger picture behind the falling birthrates in all of western society. -- Not only is this confirmation as to what we have spoken of on this website regarding the fall of all of western society, but this also shows that the decline of birthrates will continue to plummet if for no other reason than the continued fall of the number of married couples.


Further this tipping point has not only occurred in the world but in the church as well. The destruction of one's children and grand-children is the price of flagrant disobediance.


Deuteronomy 4:27-28 -- And ye shall be left (Reduced to being) few in number among the heathen, -- and there ye shall (be forced to) serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.


A repentance with the poeple as one with their whole heart and soul along with a forsaking of their father's greivious sins and returning to obedience will not spare western society and the church from the coming destruction . But it may if the Lord be gracious forstall the coming of the destruction for a generation as He did in the days of King Hezakiah and and King Josiah.


The total number of married couples is higher than ever, (But the presentage that do so within the pupulation of the US has greatly decreased in recent decades.) and most Americans eventually marry. But marriage has been facing more competition. A growing number of adults are spending more of their lives single or living unmarried with partners, and the potential social and economic implications are profound.

In areas of the United States being able to raise a standing army to defned itself, in being able to pay social security to seniors, in the US continuing to have economic clout in the furture -- as their will be a greatly reduced number of people able to produce food, raw materials and manucatured.

Articles have been written concerning the horrors of monetary deflation -- think of this in regards to cultural deflation -- at a time when the nations greatest foes are multiplying beyond all bounds -- If the whole church were to repent tonight and all couples to be married after midnight were never to be divoriced and dump out six children per household the impact of this change would not be felt until twenty years from now what their children would marry and do the same. The church has allowed itself to be thrown headlong into a hole created by feminism, environmentalism, and the Talmudic treachings it long ago adopted against sex and marriage has things so hamstrung -- unless there is a great intervention from God within a few short generations all will be lost.

And yet no matter hopw much scripture can be brought to bear testifying of these very things, no matter how man news articles clearly demonstrate what is shortly to come to pass -- The preachers and teachers and the fat of the flock kick up there heels in definace of such words, and will not repent.

“It just changes the social weight of marriage in the economy, in the work force, in sales of homes and rentals, and who manufacturers advertise to,” said Stephanie Coontz, director of public education for the Council on Contemporary Families, a nonprofit research group. “It certainly challenges the way we set up our work policies.”

While the number of single young adults and elderly widows are both growing, Professor Coontz said, “we have an anachronistic view as to what extent you can use marriage to organize the distribution and redistribution of benefits.”

Couples decide to live together for many reasons, but real estate can be as compelling as romance.

“Owning three toothbrushes and finding that they are always at the wrong house when you are getting ready to go to bed wears on you,” said Amanda Hawn, a 28-year-old writer who set up housekeeping near San Francisco with her boyfriend, Nate Larsen, a real estate analyst, after shuttling between his apartment and one she shared with a friend. “Moving in together has simplified life.”

The census survey estimated that 5.2 million couples, a little more than 5 percent of households, were unmarried opposite-sex partners. An additional 413,000 households were male couples, and 363,000 were female couples. In all, nearly one in 10 couples were unmarried. (One in 20 households consisted of people living alone.)

And the numbers of unmarried couples are growing. Since 2000, those identifying themselves as unmarried opposite-sex couples rose by about 14 percent, male couples by 24 percent and female couples by 12 percent.

Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said gay couples were undercounted because many gay people were reluctant to disclose their sexual orientation. But he said that inhibition seemed to be fading.

“I would say the increase is due to people feeling more comfortable disclosing that they are gay or lesbian and living with a partner,” he said.

The survey did not ask about sexual orientation, but its questionnaire was designed to distinguish partners from roommates. A partner was defined as “an adult who is unrelated to the householder, but shares living quarters and has a close personal relationship with the householder.”

Some of the biggest gains in unmarried couples were recorded in unexpected places. In the rural Midwest, the number of households made up of male partners has risen 77 percent since 2000.

The survey revealed wide disparities in household composition by place. The proportion of married couples ranged from more than 69 percent in Utah County, Utah, which includes Provo, to 26 percent in Manhattan, which has a smaller share of married couples than almost anyplace in the country. But Manhattan registered a 1.2 percent increase in married couples since 2000, in contrast to the rest of New York City and many other places.

Among counties, the highest proportion of unmarried opposite-sex partners was in Mendocino, Calif., where they made up nearly 11 percent of all households.

The highest share of male couples was in San Francisco, where, according to the census, they accounted for nearly 2 percent of all households. In Manhattan, they made up 1 percent of households. Hampshire County, Mass., home to Northampton, had the highest proportion of female couples, at 1.7 percent. Some of the highest numbers of unmarried couples were recorded in the South, which as defined by the census has the largest population of any region.