Culture, trends, and relevancy

So I was driving to pick up some pie for the daughter (side bard, Jim n’ Nicks has the most amazing chocolate pie!) the other night and listening to the radio as I was going along I hear an amazing comment. I don’t remember who it was but he mentioned that the past year (2011) had a non-married child birth rate over 50% for the first time in history.

I wasn’t quite sure if I hear that right so I did a little checking and while this is 2009 data it certainly points to a trajectory that would support that statement. I want to look at this in a different light than the normal political discussion about access to birth control etc. The truth is this is a tragedy in the end as it means we have a generation that will largely NOT know what it means to have 2 parents. That is staggering to think about and the ramifications in our culture will reverberate for decades.

So just a few random musing along the way.

  • If you have 2 parents, say thank you and tell them how much you love them for raising you in good times and bad. Because the current generation will just as soon cut and run from the child they helped create.
  • If you find someone that only has 1 parent, give them all the support you can. Because no matter how good a parent they do have, they are only getting 1/2 of the total experience.
  • If you wonder if the Bible is relevant in our times, share with someone how there is a loving Father of us all. Because there are too many out there that have a biological father that wants nothing to do with them.