For the past 50 years, the constant drumbeat from the news media, popular entertainment, and from all other cultural influencers has been this: The nuclear family, consisting of one child or more living with both a married mother and a father, is a dinosaur on its way to extinction. But new information is showing the opposite - there is hope for the family and hope for the future of marriage ministry.
Middle and upper-middle-class American families have gotten used to outsourcing a lot of their life: child care, cooking, house cleaning, and even driving. Pandemic-related health fears and work disruptions have changed some traditional family responsibilities. More on this cultural shift in this article from IFS.
Compared to other groups, more young adults view marriage as old-fashioned and out-of-date, although more than half agree the institution makes families and children better off. What's causing this inconsistency? Learn more with this article from Deseret News.
A new study from Pew Research Center released Tuesday underscores the economic advantages of being married, especially as the share of single people in the U.S. has grown over the past three decades. Access the insight to this research from AP News below.
The vocation of marriage is in crisis. But there is something that can be done about it right now, by every faithful Christian. We can reclaim humanity, explains author Mary Cuff with Crisis Magazine, from modern isolation and anonymity on a local level—one healthy, holy couple at a time.
Vibrant Christian families, where the joy of the Gospel is celebrated each day, are a powerful evangelizing tool for a society that is battling loneliness and depression. The future of the church depends on it details this article from The Leaven.
Some parents have lost faith in traditional schools, others fear exposing their kids to the coronavirus — and the broad exodus could further weaken America's struggling public education system. More on how this affects the family dynamic at this link from Axios.