Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sometimes research is eye-opening...

Take, for example, a recent article by Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Executive Director and Senior Fellow at Concerned Women for America’s Beverly LaHaye Institute. She points to new data that reveals the widening economic divide in America is driven by education and marriage.

Simply put, educated women are choosing to wait until marriage to have children, while less-educated women are more likely to choose to have a child outside of marriage, which Dr. Crouse describes as “pretty much a one-way ticket to poverty.” Guys share plenty of guilt in this problem as well. Many produce babies out of wedlock with multiple women and play no role in their offspring’s lives.

Dr. Crouse concludes her article with this profound observation: "Unwed parenting is disastrous for women and children, and even worse for American society – a society that is fraying at the seams from the exorbitant costs, not just in terms of ruinous government expenditures but, more importantly, the creation of a vast army of children whose living conditions stunt both their potential for personal achievement and for making a contribution to their community and the rest of society."

Honestly, the findings of this research shouldn't be so surprising to those of us who believe in the importance of marriage to society.

excerpt from a recent post on Daly Focus written by Jim Daly of Focus on the Family