Here is a short article by Dr. Keith Ablow, quoting Diaz and explaining his own (completely secular) reasons for agreeing with the actress's assertion that marriage is a "dying institution." He also discusses his experiences with clients he has seen over the years. I believe the article is interesting especially in light of the reports that Christian marriages fail at higher rates than those in secular society. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011...easons-marriage-dying-institution/?test=faces Here's the short list of his reasons for believing that marriage is dying, but I encourage anyone interested to read his explanations. 1. The government's involvement. 2. The invention of oral contraception. 3. It "deprives men and women the joy of being 'chosen' on a daily basis. 4. Our experiences with so many marriages failing around us itself contributes to the decline of marriage.