While the general public is still sharply divided on the issue, some polls show that a majority of adults born after 1980 support same-sex marriage. And why not? Many of these millennials already know what it's like to be raised without a married mom and dad.
No-fault divorce is all too common, and the number of single parents and cohabitating parents is on the rise. Our society has sent the message loud and clear that a child's inherent desire to know and be raised by a married mom and dad simply doesn't matter. Instead, they must be willing to sacrifice this right for the sake of their parent's happiness.
In the video clip below, Katy Faust explains how our culture is promoting motherlessness and fatherlessness, and why we need to stop asking kids to be the ones who sacrifice.
Think about the 20-29 year olds you know… Are they happy? Are they well-adjusted? Are they thriving? Many are. But sadly, many are not. As one of my colleagues aptly stated, "Younger generations will never accept the danger of redefining marriage if they don't know what they are supposed to be standing up for in the first place."
Fighting for marriage requires more than opposing its redefinition: it includes rebuilding a marriage culture from the ground up.
- Watch the rest of the videos from the lunch panel with Katy Faust here.
- “Is ‘love makes a family’ really a fair thing to tell kids?”
- “If Gender Matters in Jury Selection, Why Not in Parenting?”
- "When Kids Watch Their Father Love Their Mother"
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