Women Who Stay Single or Get Divorced Are Healthiest
I can tell you that my fellow conservatives won’t like this news at all. Neither will the Christians who are into complementarianism and who like to shame singles for being single, who like to promote the studies that say that staying single will cause a person to be miserable or die younger.
(Southern Baptist Al Mohler loves to push those views (Link): on his blog. It’s sickening.)
Anyway, here is this from B. DePaulo:
(Link): Women Who Stay Single or Get Divorced Are Healthiest by B. DePaulo
A (Link): new study, soon to be published in the Journal of Women’s (Link): Health, provides fresh evidence that people who stay single instead of getting married, or who get divorced instead of staying married, are especially likely to be healthy.
….Here’s what changed when unmarried women (whether divorced, separated, or always single) got married:
- After they got married, their BMI (body mass index) increased.
- After they got married, they drank more.
- After they got married, their systolic blood pressure increased.
- Diastolic blood pressure decreased over the three-year period for those who stayed single and those who married, but it decreased less in those who got married.
Here’s what changed when married women got divorced or separated, compared to the women who stayed married:
- BMI (body mass index) decreased for the women who got divorced.
- Waist size decreased for the women who got divorced.
(( click here to read the rest ))
(Link): More Anti-Singleness Bias From Southern Baptist Al Mohler – Despite the Bible Says It Is Better Not To Marry
(Link): Please Stop Shaming Me for Being Single by J. Vadnal
(Link): Preacher Says in Sermon that Single Men Who Play Video Games Are Losers Who Have Retarded Spirits and This Creates Dating Problems for Women
(Link): Conservative Christians Are Now Blaming Homosexual Marriage on Heterosexual Single Adults
(Link): There is No Such Thing as a Gift of Singleness or Gift of Celibacy or A Calling To Either One
(Link): Family as “The” Backbone of Society? – It’s Not In The Bible
(Link): The Myth of the Gift – Regarding Christian Teachings on Gift of Singleness and Gift of Celibacy
(Link): The Netherworld of Singleness for Some Singles – You Want Marriage But Don’t Want to Be Disrespected or Ignored for Being Single While You’re Single
(Link): Preachers and Christian Media Personalities: Re: Marriage – You’re missing the point stop trying to argue or shame singles into getting married
(Link): Christian Teachings on Relationships: One Reason Singles Are Remaining Single (even if they want to get married)
(Link): Salvation By Marriage Alone – The Over Emphasis Upon Marriage by Conservative Christians Evangelicals Southern Baptists
(Link): Want To But Can’t – The One Christian Demographic Being Continually Ignored by Christians Re: Marriage
(Link): Theme Park Bans Single Adults For Fear They Are All Pedophiles
(Link): Stigmas and Stereotypes of Single Unmarried Men Over 25 or 30 Years of Age – They’re Supposedly All Homosexual or Pedophiles
(Link): Christian Blogger About Divorce, Pastor Andrew Webb, Thinks All To Most Mid-Life Never – Married or Single – Again Adults Are Mal-Adjusted, Ugly Losers Who Have Too Much Baggage
(Link): Church Allows Pedophile To Lead Bible Studies, Hails Pedo as a “Hero” – Meanwhile, Many Churches Refuse to Allow Celibate, Single Adults to Hold Any Sort of Leadership Positions