Guess What Percentage Of American Children Live In A Home With A Traditional Family Structure?…

Family - Photo by Eric WardIt 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? (Read More...)

America Is The Loneliest Country In The World – Is It Because We’ve Abandoned The Traditional Family Structure?

Sad WomanOf all the nations on the entire planet, the United States is the most lonely place to be.  We have the highest percentage of one person households on the entire globe, and the average size of our households has been steadily decreasing.  Studies have shown that the number of close friends that Americans have is falling, and we have the highest divorce rate in the world by a wide margin.  So why is this happening?  Does this have anything to do with the fact that America is abandoning the traditional family structure?  Back in the 1960s, the “sexual revolution” fundamentally changed the way that millions of Americans viewed sex and love.  By throwing out all of the old boundaries, many Americans believed that they would ultimately be able to have more sex and more love.  Today, this manifests itself in a “hookup culture” that is constantly being promoted as “healthy” in our popular music, in our television shows and in our movies.  But instead of this “hookup culture” resulting in more sex and more love, most Americans are discovering that it leads to just the opposite.  We have become a nation of desperately lonely people that have very few real ties to others. (Read More...)

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