As one of eight children living with both parents, family is important in my home. Being interested in how a family can maintain maximum happiness and success together was the motivation for me in writing this report. Through researching statistics, observing my family lifestyle, and comparing it to others, I realized that my parents’ marriage helps our family achieve a high level of happiness and success in the home. Our family is happier when my parents are happy. When parents are happily married, the family can thrive. But what if parents are not yet married or have had a divorce? Studies have shown that people who are divorced or have divorced parents are not as content with their life as married families are. Committing to marriage has positive effects on the couple, their kids, the community, and the nation. As a country, we need to encourage and promote marriage because of its positive outcomes.