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U.S. Leads World in Single-Parent Households

The sexual revolution decoupled sex from marriage while insisting “the kids will be fine.” Well, they’re not.  

03/14/22

John Stonestreet

Wayne Stender

According to the Pew Research Center, the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households. Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent. 

Of course, there are many heroic single parents courageously committed to raising their children. Still, decades of research show how costly it is for so many. Children of unmarried parents, on average, do worse in school, have poorer emotional and physical health, are more likely to commit crimes, and are more likely to have children out of wedlock themselves. 

The sexual revolution decoupled sex from marriage while insisting “the kids will be fine.” Well, they’re not.  

Christians must speak into this issue with truth and love, especially  in a society that fosters adults to seek happiness at the expense of kids. Redefining and reinventing family structures, parenting, and marriage are having horrible consequences. 

On Tuesday, March 15, we are partnering with Focus on the Family to address this topic. Katy Faust of Them Before Us will teach how Christians can stand for the rights of children. Register for the live stream at colsoncenter.org/events.

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