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Scripture, Economics, and Family Values

The institutions of marriage and family have been badly damaged in the last century. But commonly accepted definition of the problem--that "revolutions," corrupt values, grand ideas, or different ways of thinking have undermined the family--fails. The error is slight and subtle: this explanation simply has cause and effect reversed. The sexual revolution, rising rates of divorce, promiscuity, and out-of-wedlock births are the results, not the cause, of the breakdown of the family. Family institutions as we once knew them were…
Carrie A. Miles
May 16, 2006