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Failing families, failing society closely linked

Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:00 am

Last April, some members of our Monroe Area High School class of 1962 got together at a local restaurant to have a time of fellowship and  reminiscing. It was a fun time and was enjoyed by the 20 or so in attendance. It just so happened that one of the couples was celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary on that date. There were twelve couples represented, but not all the spouses could  be at our get together. I went around the table , asking how long the others who were present had been married. Would you believe that nine of the twelve represented couples had been married fifty-plus years? I don’t know the national marriage statistics  , but I would guess that our class is far above the average in marriage longevity.

Unfortunately, marriage and the intact biological family (both biological parents are in the home) in our country, is not faring so well.   The Joint Economic Committee, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and House members, issued a report last year that delineates just how serious this problem has become.

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