Additionally, a study from two years ago showed that 40% of babies in this country were born out of wedlock. But this is only an average. For example, among black Americans, this number jumps to 70%. And these figures are two years old!
What is the cause of all this? Many will point to a variety of culprits: joblessness and poverty; financial stress due to living beyond one’s means; a society drenched in sexual deviance; the widespread acceptance of sex outside of marriage (known in the Bible as fornication); the explosion of internet pornography; the abdication of personal responsibility - especially among husbands and fathers; relationships borne out of fantasy shown in most movies and TV programs, which create a sense of discontentment; the ‘Women’s Liberation’ movement, which begs the question: “liberated from WHAT?”
All of these “excuses” are valid and the list certainly goes on. But I assert that the basic problem boils down to one thing: selfishness.