I think the majority of Christians agree that God places a high value on marriage.
What has been interesting lately is how part of the world has come around to really looking for ways to make marriages work.
Smart Marriages (www.smartmarriages.org) is an organization that features both faith-based and secular resources for marriage.
In some communities across the country, welfare offices are putting some of their funds into helping strengthen marriage, or even encourage marriage, because they realize that healthy marrriages help reduce the amount of government money going to all sorts of social programs.
As I browse different magazines and websites I find that there are even secular people realizing that monogamous relationships have safer and better sex. Some of them are afraid to say the word marriage, but a step in the right direction is a step in the right direction.
There is alot of university research done about marriages.
I have seen a book called "Divorce Lawyers Guide to Saving Your Marriage". This divorce lawyer has realized that alot of marriages are unnescessarily ended.
Our challenge as Christians is to have marriages that are so full of love that the world will see Christ through our marriage, and know that there is more to life than even a great marriage.