Linda is passionate about the breakdown of marriage in today’s world and how it is leading to poverty for many Americans. That is evident in her opinion piece in the Atlantic Journal Constitution. I encourage you to read this piece because it aligns with what we have been saying here at thinkmarriage.org – many of society’s problems fall back to the breakdown of the family, and we need to speak up and speak out.
These are a few of her points:
*When have you heard your public leaders address the dramatic increase of children born out of wedlock (72 percent of African Americans), divorce, cohabitation, and decline in marital quality?
*What are these leaders saying in response to the growing scientific evidence that the breakdown of marriage and family relationships impacts the mental and physical health, education attainment and delinquent behavior of our children?
She challenges the leaders of the African American community that while they have championed issues of economic and social justice they have often neglected the importance within the black community of the health of marriage and family. She asks about the urgency of what she calls a black marriage crisis…and challenges that it demands our “unqualified and focused attention.”
Linda is not afraid to speak up about what she is seeing and to call on our leaders to say and do something. We join her in the call.
Read the article and comment. Are these facts new news to you? What do you think of her opinion?