SURVEY: MARRIAGE RATES REACH LOWEST EVER IN U.S. HOUSEHOLDS

The following note came the HCJB Daily which is a ministry of HCJB radio.  You can get more information at www.hcjb.org.

As servants of the God of Heaven this article should make us realize just how much people are hurting and in need of help that only God can give through His Word.  We must get outside of the Christian Coccoon and Baptist Bubble to help people that are in need of a word from the Lord.

A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that for the first time ever traditional marriage has ceased to be the preferred living arrangement in the United States. Seventy-five years ago, married couples accounted for 84 percent of American households.  Now the rate is just under half. Out of roughly 111 million family households, more than 14 million were headed by single women, another five million by single men, and 36.7 million belonged to a category described as “non-family households.” This term applies primarily to homosexual or heterosexual couples cohabiting out of formal wedlock. Douglas Besharov of the American Enterprise Institute says it is difficult for the traditional family to emerge unscathed after three-and-a-half decades of divorce rates reaching 50 percent, and five decades of out-of-wedlock births. Besharov predicts the social landscape is moving toward cohabitation and temporary relationships. He also sees a move towards a “much more individualistic society” over time. “[W]hat I see is a situation in which people — especially children — will be much more isolated, because not only will their parents both be working, but they’ll have fewer siblings, fewer cousins, fewer aunts and uncles,” he says. (Agape Press) 

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