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Chapter Four: Relationships; 11 April
But if [unmarried] cannot control themselves, they should marry,
for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
1 Corinthians 7:9
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Men’s Health magazine reminds us men why marriage works. Anna Maltby reviews compelling reasons for men to marry.
Anna is a woman.
But the advice is still good, without bias. Everyone needs a little help(meet).
“If you are susceptible to vice, find a wife. She’ll save you from yourself…” A good wife is like civilization and good governance. Your Business Professor has not been in a bar fight since getting married. But every few years I have to get the caps replaced on those cracked-up front teeth from an altercation back in those single days. And I wish that ringing in my ears would stop…
Thomas Jefferson reminds us that the purpose of government is to restrain men from injuring one another. If we had more marriage, we might need less government. And I would have gotten beat-up less.
“A Virginia Commonwealth University study found that married men earn 22 percent more than their similarly experienced but single colleagues.” The research clearly demonstrates how women are paramount about kicking men out of bed to get to work in the morning. [Comments about men getting women into the marital(!) bed have been removed by editrix Charmaine.]
“Married men receive higher performance ratings and faster promotions than bachelors, a 2005 study of U.S. Navy officers reported.” Just as a pregnant woman eats for two, a married man is working for two.
Your Business Professor grew up near a Navy base. The wives would say, “we got promoted…we got assigned…we retired,” using the royal second-person plural.
If the Army wanted you to have a wife, they would have issued you one, goes the old joke. It looks like the military might reconsider its perception of the value of a helpmeet.
“In a Norwegian study, divorced and never-married male cancer patients had 11 and 16 percent higher mortality rates, respectively, than married men.” Charmaine is forever pestering me to get a(nother!) physical. Goodness, I had one back in the 90’s. And the colonoscopy was her idea too. Such a pain (in the you know where).
But we both went through a number of cancers and the outcomes would not have been good for the denier in me. My procrastination would have allowed metastasization.
“In 2006, British researchers reviewed the sexual habits of men in 38 countries and found that in every country, married men have more sex.” [More comments removed by Charmaine.] 1 Corinthians 7:9 offers us some more guy guidance, But if [the unmarried] cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
The accountability and friendship of marriage works.
Excuse me now, I’ve got some yard work to do.
One academic studying the men-marriage-maturity transformation might have been writing about Your Business Professor, “A rake, now out raking leaves,”