"While out-of-wedlock births have long been associated with teen mothers,So, is the problem that the maturity level is dropping, or is it that values are going in the trash can? The teen birth rates actually dropped, seemly saying that we're getting through to them. Is it still the generations where teen pregnancies rose that is still producing these pregnancies out of wedlock only now they're older?
the teen birth rate actually dropped last year to the
lowest level on record. Instead, births among unwed mothers rose
most dramatically among women in their 20s."
But the bright side, well the article seems to think its that
" just because a mother is not married does not mean the father isn't
around, Ventura noted. She noted 2002 statistics that showed that about 20
percent of all new mothers under 20 were unmarried but living with the father at
the time of the birth. That same was true of about 13 percent of all new mothers
ages 20 to 24."
Oh well as long as they're living together I guess that takes care of that. No more pesky problems right? I have family members who have had children out of wedlock and they aren't religious. They are nice people and I love them, but I sincerely sympathize that they don't know what they're missing by bringing that grace of marriage into a relationship, and creating a family within that. I suppose we should just offer this up to the Holy Family in prayer, that the sanctity of marriage might be realized.