Speaking on the House floor yesterday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., told adult singles who had children to get married and informed married couples that God was the “third person in [their marriages].”
Huelskamp was taking part in “National Marriage Week” with other Republicans, notes RawStory.com (video below).
"If you're not married and you have children, look at getting married, that will stabilize it," said Huelskamp.
“I just want to speak again to moms and dads and spouses,” he added. “Marriage can be tough. It really is, but God is calling you to do everything you can. It’s just not you and your spouse. There’s a third person in your marriage. And God would like to bless and protect that marriage, and give you many fruitful days ahead.”
According to its website, National Marriage Week "is a collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children."
However, Kristi Williams, an associate professor of sociology at Ohio State University, recently released a study that showed more than two-thirds of single mothers who did get married ended up divorced between the ages of 35 to 44 and that marrying and divorcing leaves the single moms worse off financially than if they had just stayed unmarried.