If it is just a few having marital indiscretions, it probably wouldn’t matter. But, trickles of water turn into streams, then into rivers, and then becomes an ocean. Does an ocean of marital indiscretions become a problem for the greater society? No doubt that marital indiscretions often end in divorce and subsequent single-parent homes – not to even consider other issues that may arise.
Children raised in cohabiting families are particularly vulnerable to abuse. According to the Fourth Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect, children raised by their cohabiting biological parents are 4.3 times more likely to suffer from physical abuse and 5 times more likely to experience sexual abuse as compared to children raised by their married, biological parents.