Commitment, anyone?

Posted By on July 2, 2010

From the folks at Mercatornet:

Further to an earlier post on delayed adulthood, USA Today recently ran a report headed “Dating for a decade?” on how young adults put off the commitment of marriage for years, even though they have “paired off” and typically live together. Nobody seems very upset about it….. Fear of commitment — and of divorce — plays a part, as also romantic ideas about finding the perfect match, a soul-mate. Dating is open-ended, options are kept open.

Read the rest here. (Not for young readers.) It’s time to start connecting dots, folks. Prolonged adolescence, early sex-ed, the hook-up culture, “no-fault” divorce, and delayed childbearing all play into this trend. What must we do differently to prepare our children for strong, lifelong marriages?

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Mrs. Chancey is the mother of 12 children, all of whom keep the household bubbling with life, learning, and levity. Jennie co-founded LAF in 2002 with Lydia Sherman and has been delighted to hear from women all over the world who enjoy their femininity and love to cultivate womanly virtues.


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