Truth to tell, there are serious issues that need to be dealth with, but if you look behind that rhetoric about the decline of the traditional family, what you usually find is that the data are overstating the problem. But here is a little more realistic perspective from Beau Weston, a professor of religious sociology at Centre College, in my hometown of Danville, Kentucky, wherein he points out that 58 percent of children live with married parents:
The latest good news from the Census Bureau finds that a solid majority of kids live with their married parents. Another couple percent live with their unmarried parents -- and a significant hunk of those parents will marry. Being raised by their own married parents is the best situation for kids. That doesn't mean that the other options are terrible, or that all married parents are great. But most kids get the best option. And since most parents want to stay married and raise their kids together, most parents get the best option, too.You will want to visit his very excellent blog, called The Gruntled Center. I admit the title makes him sound..., I don't know, grumpy or something. But I have found him really quite jolly.