America Is #1 (and it’s not good)

When freedom devolves into self-centered prerogative with no consequence, the family suffers.


John Stonestreet

Timothy D Padgett

America is number one, again! Apparently, nearly one in four American kids grows up in a single-parent home, which is the highest rate in the world today. The U.K. is nearly keeping up at 21%, right behind our 23%. There are, at times, reasons a parent is absent, but as a nationwide reality it’s unsustainable. These numbers are not the way for America to be exceptional. 

How is it that the U.S. and the U.K., two nations with such a long and intense history of Christian influence, have such a terrible record in this area? 

Both nations also have a long history of valuing and advancing freedom in a way that has blessed the world. However, when freedom devolves into a self-centered demand for absolute liberty, a freedom from any restraint and consequences, the blessings of true freedom are squandered, and the fruit left to our children is rotten, indeed. 


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