The Social and Economic Benefits of Monogamy
Eyres on the Road - Season 11, Episode 11
- Mar 13, 2021 7:00 am
- 28:48 mins
On this episode, the Eyres talk about an article from the Institute for Family Studies and a book by Joseph Henrich on how the medieval Christian Church snuffed out practices like cousin marriage and polygamy and changed society from extended kinship tribes into a society of nuclear families which create responsibility and community and promote economic well being. But the main blessing of monogamy, the Eyres say, is the intimate, oneness relationship that can only come in committed marriage.