I personally could not agree more, and even though this study is 10 years old, it obviously works wonders. "the myth of the evangelical husband." "This is a husband who is expected to make enough money that his wife can stay home, who goes to Promise Keepers and dates
his wife every week and dates his kids every week and takes his kids out every month to talk about abstinence and men get tired," Mr. Thomas said. They get tired because they don't believe this made up fantasy world after 10 years of a shitty job and a strained relationship.
Barna Research Group
Divorce rates among conservative Christians were significantly higher than for other faith groups, and much higher than Atheists and Agnostics experience.
Take what you want from these, I don't advocate marriage in any form, I think that if you really want to be with a person then you will be with this person no matter what. If you use religion or tradition as a substitute for genuine feelings then you're fucked and you're fucking someone else too. Before considering marriage I suggest you consider what will change, if you come up with nothing, then you've done the math correctly and you have no reason to proceed.