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27 Facts That Prove That The Family In America Is In The Worst Shape Ever

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Michael Snyder is the publisher of , The American Dream Blog and The Truth

The family is one of the fundamental building blocks of society.  If you do not have strong families, you are not going to have a strong society.  Unfortunately, the state of the family in America continues to deteriorate.  The marriage rate has fallen to an all-time low, we lead the world in divorce, and about a third of all children live in a home without a father.  Our young people have been taught that getting married and having a family is not a priority, and many of those that would like to get married and have children are not able to get the kinds of jobs that they need to support a family.  The statistics that you are about to see should absolutely shock you.  American families have never been this weak, and this is an incredibly troubling sign for the future of our nation.  What will future generations of Americans be like if they do not have stable homes to grow up in?  Will they be even more messed up than we are right now?  That is a frightening thought.  The following are 27 facts that prove that the family in America is in the worst shape ever…

#1 The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to an all-time low.  Right now it is sitting at a yearly rate of 6.8 marriages per 1000 people.

#2 Today, an all-time low 44.2 percent of Americans in the 25 to 34 year old age bracket are married.

#3 According to the Pew Research Center, only 51 percent of all adults in the United States are currently married.  Back in 1960, 72 percent of all adults in the United States were married.

#4 Back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the United States contained a married couple.  Today, that number has declined to 48 percent.

#5 100 years ago, 4.52 were living in the average U.S. household, but now the average U.S. household only consists of 2.59 people.

#6 The United States has the highest percentage of one person households on the entire planet.

#7 In the United States today, more than half of all couples “move in together” before they get married.

#8 The divorce rate for couples that live together first is significantly higher than for those that do not.

#9 For women under the age of 30 in the United States, more than half of all babies are being born out of wedlock.

#10 In 1970, the average woman had her first child when she was 21.4 years old.  Now the average woman has her first child when she is 25.6 years old.

#11 According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 69.3 births per 1,000 women in the 15 to 44 year old age bracket in 2007. Now the rate has fallen to 63.2 births per 1,000 women.

#12 The birth rate for American women in the 20 to 24 year old age bracket has fallen to 85.3 births per 1,000 women.  That is a new all-time record low.

#13 The United States has the highest divorce rate in the entire world.

#14 At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.

#15 Without a father around, many single mothers in this country are really struggling to survive.  Sadly, approximately 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States are on food stamps.

#16 It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point before they reach the age of 18.

#17 Today, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless.  This is the first time that has ever happened in our history.

#18 The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the entire world.  In fact, the United States has a teen pregnancy rate that is more than twice as high as Canada, more than three times as high as France and more than seven times as high as Japan.

#19 In the United States today, approximately 47 percent of all high school students have had sex.

#20 Approximately one out of every four teen girls in the United States has at least one sexually transmitted disease.

#21 According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have at least one sexually transmitted disease say that they still have unprotected sex.

#22 Instead of being raised by parents, an increasing number of children in America are being raised by movies, television and video games.  For example, the average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

#23 Americans are tied with the British for the highest average number of hours spent watching television each week.

#24 There are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.

#25 The United States actually has the highest child abuse death rate in the developed world.

#26 Approximately 20 percent of all child sexual abuse victims in the United States are under the age of 8.

#27 It is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults.

Unfortunately, this is a problem that is not going to be fixed overnight.  Getting the “right politicians” into office will not solve our problems and neither will spending a bunch of money.

The change that we need is a change of the heart.  We need to change how we treat one another and we need to get our priorities straight.

Our families are really messed up, and this is hurting our kids the most.  There is no way that this country is going to have any hope for a bright future unless our families start getting stronger.

Or could it be possible that I am overreacting?

What do you think?

Please feel free to share your thoughts about the state of the family in America by posting a comment below…

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    • W. Willow

      The family has been in the NWOs crosshairs forever. From the late 70s on, every one who attended public school had their values *clarified.* Peer approval became the ultimate social value. The old value of honoring parents was ridiculed. Parents had to become cool and endure the dishonor so they didn’t embarrass their children.

      In the 80s, the MSM showed folks how to be their own selfish pig in the cause of self-esteem. InThe Berenstein Bears, the dad was made to be ineffective and foolish. Everything was emasculating the dads and empowering the moms.

      There are still a few standing their ground. But they are only batting .500.

      How many are willing to do what it takes to build strong families these days? Men need to commit themselves to their wives and children and women need to make their families their priority. And I don’t mean the absurd women who have wives and men who have husbands. In all reality, it means accepting poverty or doing with less cheap goods from China. Reject indebtedness to banks.

      Economic pressures in the 80s forced many moms into the workplace where they became the targets of proselytizing feminists. Mom left dad and babies for peer pressure. Seen it too many times. That’s how it was done. Folks just needed to bite the budget bullet and not give way. Reject the Goddess Paradigm. Be good to each other, for better or worse.

      Love is love when there are real miracles in tow.

    • BigSky

      It is no surprise that the reason our society is in such a mess is that we have become a godless people. We were blessed to have a Christian heritage which directed our lives by godly principles. We loved God and respected the higher character qualities of integrity, honesty, courage, self-sacrifice, personal responsibility, and loyalty. Then in the late 60s, our morals started to go down. However, they didn’t crash overnight. It seemed to come like a flood, though, when the evil one appeared in 2008. Atheists, Homosexuals, and the rest of the immoral liberals began an all out war on traditional Christian values, and Christians became targets of ridicule. All sorts of evil and debauchery were now valid rights, declared by the Supreme Court to be supported by the Constitution. This is the reason for our spiritually corrupt condition, and our demise as a nation and a people.

      Be faithful to God and encourage the brethren, for the signs of the Lord’s presence is everywhere. Do not fear what will happen, and do not give in to the pressures of the world. Be ready always to give your last message or testimony concerning salvation through Christ, for it may cost you your life. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling, lest you be caught sleeping and slip from your righteous condition, and be shut out of the marriage feast. Likewise, keep your eyes on Israel, for the great battle known as Jacobs Trouble, which will surely come (Ezekiel, chapters 38 & 39). This will signal the end of this age and the beginning of the Lord’s millennial reign. Peace be to you all who are waiting for His appearing.

    • AAAA

      “#19 In the United States today, approximately 47 percent of all high school students have had sex.”

      Lower than I would’ve guessed, actually.

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