By Michael Snyder | End of the American Dream
It is hard to believe, but in America today only 46 percent of children live in a home that has both a mother and a father that are in their first marriage. An additional 15 percent live in a home that has two parents where at least one of them has been remarried. But that means that an all-time record high 39 percent of all U.S. kids are living in a home with either just a single parent or no parents at all. These numbers were just released by Pew Research, and they are rather startling. The “traditional family” that most of us took for granted growing up is dying. More Americans than ever are delaying marriage, having children out of wedlock and rejecting the traditional family structure. But is this good for our kids? Is this good for the future of America?
The decay of the traditional family structure in the United States is something that has been going on for a very long time. According to Pew Research, the percentage of American children living in a traditional family home has plummeted by 27 percent since 1960…
Less than half (46%) of U.S. kids younger than 18 years of age are living in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage. This is a marked change from 1960, when 73% of children fit this description, and 1980, when 61% did, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of recently-released American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census data.
The primary reason for this change is the fact that attitudes toward sex, marriage and child rearing in this country have dramatically changed since then…
Once upon a time, marriage was held in high honor, our young people were taught to look forward to being parents, and there was something sacred about sex.
But these days sex has become a national sport and our young people are trained that marriage should be put off for as long as possible and that having kids is a burden.
As a result, single Americans now make up more than half the U.S. population for the first time ever, and approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.
When sex becomes a sport, it is inevitable that many people start behaving like animals that are only concerned with their own personal pleasure. This includes even some of the most “respectable” members of the community like doctors. For example, check out what one doctor down in Florida has been charged with doing…
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