The First Day of Your Marriage

Genesis 23:1 – Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.

 You’ve probably heard the word “millennial” used in a negative context but this age group (those born between 1981-1996) is the largest, most-diverse, and most-educated generation. A study was recently done in partnership by the Institute for Family Studies and the American Enterprise Institute on millennials and what’s called “The Millennial Success Sequence”.

Incredibly, this survey, which was done by non-believers, as far as I know, confirms that, if you do things the way God commands, as the study calls a “traditional sequence”, your life will work out and you’ll end up with less debt. This study reported that those who followed the “Success Sequence” – getting at least a high school diploma, finding a job, marrying, and then having children – were less likely to end up in poverty.

Sadly, less millennials are getting married first compared to boomers (40 percent compared to 67 percent), while more millennials are having kids first (33 percent compared to 20 percent) and a record number of millennials (55 percent) are becoming parents before getting married.

This “Success Sequence” corresponds directly to God’s call to Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:24 as the Scripture records, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

While the last day of your marriage (and your life), is the most important, starting your marriage at a time and in a way God intended can lead to many other blessed consequences, as this study shows.

 Like this study shows, have you seen in your own life or others’ lives that, if you do things God’s way, it has other positive consequences?

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