We devalue it, Americans see it as a fine choice, one they would like for themselves but not for everyone. And not for better or worse.
Divorce is actually declining, but cohabitation is way way up. Cohabiting couples break up at much higher rates than marrieds even when kids are involved.
According to the study half of kids who are born to unmarried mothers were to people who were living together, over 50% of those mothers thought they would end up marrying the father, 5 years later only 16% were married.
We are destroying the institution and destroying our nation, to give in to our personal whims and wishes as we fail to keep our vows and commitments before each other, our friends and our God.
Pray for your married friends and your marriages. I'll pray for yours and mine.