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Why We Need to Stop Asking Kids to be Adults

By Marissa Mayer posted on:
October 17, 2017

While the general public is still sharply divided on the issue, some polls show that a majority of adults born after 1980 support same-sex marriage. And why not? Many of these millennials already know what it's like to be raised without a married mom and dad.

No-fault divorce is all too common, and the number of single parents and cohabitating parents is on the rise.  Our society has sent the message loud and clear that a child's inherent desire to know and be raised by a married mom and dad simply doesn't matter. Instead, they must be willing to sacrifice this right for the sake of their parent's happiness.

In the video clip below, Katy Faust explains how our culture is promoting motherlessness and fatherlessness, and why we need to stop asking kids to be the ones who sacrifice.  


Think about the 20-29 year olds you know… Are they happy? Are they well-adjusted? Are they thriving? Many are. But sadly, many are not. As one of my colleagues aptly stated, "Younger generations will never accept the danger of redefining marriage if they don't know what they are supposed to be standing up for in the first place."

Fighting for marriage requires more than opposing its redefinition: it includes rebuilding a marriage culture from the ground up.


Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

Senior Copywriter & Editor

Marissa Mayer is an Arizona native who fell in love with the written word at a young age.

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