Activists, politicians and Politically Correct extremists tend to assault traditional marriage. It seems that we who practice and promote long term marriages of men and women are on the retreat.
When we point out the facts we are accused of hate speech. The data about solid marriages is clear: They produce healthier children. But social scientists who point that out are greeted with jeers not cheers.
We have statistics on our side but data are not popular. The data from one of the largest studies in history show a high correlation of broken families and broken adults when the children grow up. If you want to know how to minister to these victims of childhood trauma, see my books. Especially Breaking Free and Family Tree.
There is a high correlation between the loss of a parent and Adult Diseases of all sorts. The Cincinnati Enquirer has been doing a series on the dangers of growing up in Cincinnati. As I read the stories about how many kids around age 14 are murdered or struggling, I ask one question: "Where was Dad when this happened?" The answer is almost invariably, "Gone or never there!"
If you want to see more adults with serious diseases and early deaths, attack traditional marriage, promote promiscuity and sexual irresponsibility.
he ACE Study reveals a powerful relationship between emotional experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults, and the major causes of adult mortality in the United States
ACE shows the conversion of traumatic childhood experiences into organic disease and psychological problems later in life