My husband is in the medical field, but he also teaches a marriage and pregnancy health class every Fall Semester at the university nearby, which means this is the time of year dad pats the kids on the back and asks questions like, "How are you with this stage of the family life cycle? Are you satisfied?" and the kids reply, "Yes, dad, our physical, social, emotional, intellectual and moral needs are being met. But thanks for asking."
This morning he split his class into groups--the marrieds, the singles, the marrieds-who-wish-they-were-single and the singles-who-wish-they-were-married. He facilitated a lively discussion to determine the #1 perk of being married. Surprisingly, (or maybe not) the females overwhelmingly agreed it was companionship. But guess what the males unanimously decided was thee best thing about being married . . . Financial security.
You heard me correctly. Financial security!
When asked, HUH??!? they explained their reasoning. Being married brings two incomes to the table and you can get better paying jobs when you're married because it looks better on your resume.
Does anyone else think this is backwards?
And is this the final shred of evidence that life really does boil down to two things? (Don't make me spell them out).