There is much talk about “income inequality” in our society, and legislators try all kinds of schemes to transfer income from the wealthy to the poor. Many people understand that wealth and prosperity are controlled by numerous factors, and two of those important factors are marriage and education. Marriage, or the lack thereof, could be the single most important factor. Many people believe that the real divide between the “haves” and “have nots” in this nation is marriage. Rabbi Daniel Lapin is one of them.
People who are in intact marriages and live in intact families end up doing far, far better financially than people who are isolated and who live alone. Married people make far, far more money than single people do.
According to Rabbi Lapin, the “haves” are those people who value marriage and education. It is valuable to become educated before having children, but it is essential to be married before beginning a family. People who have children without the benefit of marriage and education are often among the “have nots.”
Congress and state legislatures would help the “have nots” much more by legislating programs that encourage marriage than they can by creating welfare programs. Marriage between a man and a woman is God’s eternal plan for the happiness and prosperity of His children. Americans – and everyone – can become so much more by following God’s plan.