The following are my notes from Tim Keller’s portion of the sermon given by him and his wife at The Gospel Coalition’s 2012 National Women’s Conference. A video of the entire message can be found HERE
1. The Unreal and Distorted Relationship of Our Culture to Marriage
Here are three statistics about marriage in our culture:
1. The divorce rate today is about 50%, but it was only 25% in 1960.
2. In 1960 75% of all US adults were married, but today it is less than 50%.
3. In 1960 the percent of those who cohabited was not even on the map, but today 25% of all unmarried women ages 25-40 are living with a man. Over half of all women in their 20s, 30s, & 40s will at one time cohabit.
These statistics are striking and show a huge change in our culture but they also communicate a set of assumptions: