By RajeshG Jan 06 2020 A key finding that this article highlights: Single most influential factor: Surprisingly, the data revealed that the single most important correlation with the flourishing of a culture was whether pre-nuptial chastity was required or not. It had a very significant effect either way. 307 reads Another noteworthy quote from this article RajeshG - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 9:27pm Here's another noteworthy quote from the article: Her research indicates that increased sexual freedom led to the decimation of the family, which resulted in the loss of family identity, which produces Eberstadt’s ‘primal screams’—a massive increase in mental health issues, mass killings, and the rise of extreme identity groups at war with each other … all symptoms of a society rapidly spiraling into collapse. This appears to have greater explanatory power than Unwin’s psychological suggestion, although the two may actually be closely related, given what Eberstadt shows. Christians must promote purity before marriage RajeshG - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 5:31am More important than any research, regardless of how good it may be, is what God says. God never condones any form of sexual immorality before marriage. Faithful believers must promote purity before marriage, regardless of what their culture or even other believers say! Tim Keller’s book, “The josh p - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 8:23am Tim Keller’s book, “The Meaning of Marriage” has an excellent section on the negative effects of cohabitation before marriage and the destructive force of premarital sex.