Tuesday, February 21, 2012

WORLDmag.com | Another tipping point: Births outside marriage | Marvin Olasky

For the first time in American history, more than half of all births to American women under 30 are occurring outside of marriage.
That’s what Child Trends, analyzing data from the National Center for Health Statistics, found out. The New York Times reported this over the weekend with an apt lead: “It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal.”
WORLDmag.com | Another tipping point: Births outside marriage | Marvin Olasky
UU’s ignore this.  It’s the salient demographic fact of our time and I’ve never heard or read a UU discuss it.  Partly because we have incoherent theologies of marriage; partly because while we discuss sex we avoid the outcomes.  We’ll note instead someone didn’t offer an OWL program.

UUs might start asking how single-Mom friendly is their Church.  This will be with us a long time.

5 comments:

Administrator said...

I'm not commenting here again until you get rid of word verification

Bill Baar said...

Go for it, it's off

Administrator said...

What's OWL?

Bill Baar said...

Our Whole Lives...

Administrator said...

Thx.