A year or so ago, I read a shocking statistic in Prevention Magazine that said a high percentage of married couples don’t have sex. I didn’t believe it, so I did some research. Here’s what I found:
- “15 to 20% of couples have sex no more than 10 times a year, which experts define as a sexless marriage.” – Newsweek
- “20 to 30% of men and 30 to 50% of women say they have little or no sex drive.” – USA Today
Then I started reading Making Magnificent Marriages by Jared Pingleton, recommended by Focus on the Family and other top Christian therapists. It gave alarming statistics:
- 50% of marriages fail legally in the US.
- Shockingly, the other 50% of marriages fail functionally. “Research shows that only 5 to 12% of marriages in the United States of America are described by both spouses as being mutually fulfilling. And to make these numbers even more sobering, 90% of those 5 to 12% of “mutually fulfilled” married couples have been married 30 years or longer!”
One of the arguments the GBLT community used to justify gay marriage was, If heterosexual marriages are doing so “well,” then why can’t we marry, too?
Perhaps they had a point.by