My friend, Delight, has shared a story that needs to be heard. I completely agree with his assessment of the situation in which America’s families find themselves. May God have mercy on us…
In the aftermath of the unthinkable tragedy which occurred this past week when NFL star Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son was assaulted and killed by his mother’s boyfriend, Delight in Truth is once again considering the national tragedy of children born out-of-wedlock. Up to 40% of children born in the US today are born outside of marriage, and the percent rises to 72 in the case of black children.
There is a new term in social work describing the relationship between unmarried, divorced, or non-cohabitating parents.
The family unit is no longer a unit in a large segment of homes. In those cases children no longer get the necessary father-mother-child interaction that is a God ordained family structure.
So the children suffer on multiple levels. Decreased performance in school, emotional problems, and abuse. And death.
Single parent homes have become the norm, and gay couples raising children are on the…
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I just froze when I read this story. How could this possibly happen to an innocent 2 year old? Then I remembered the darkness this country is in with respect to broken homes, families, children…
Will they ever wake up, Delight?
Because I see abuse quite a bit and, as you have stated, darkness is common these days, I am not surprised by the story. However, I can never become unmoved by such a tragedy. You ask a great question. I don’t know the answer, but I think it has something to do with our disregard for the laws of God.
Thanks for sharing the story. It needs to be told.