It’s hard to believe but that is what married with children is being reported as; an alternative lifestyle. This all came about with NBC’s reporting of the Olympics. It was reported of a gold medalist that, “alternative lifestyle leads to Olympic gold”. The gold medalist is married with children.
Olympian With Wife and Child Has an ‘Alternative Lifestyle’
By Jim Denison/ Christian Post
Recently I wrote on David Wise, the husband and father who won a skiing gold medal at the Winter Olympics. NBC reported the story this way: “David Wise’s alternative lifestyle leads to Olympic gold.” What makes a lifestyle “alternative”? According to Wikipedia, it is “a lifestyle diverse in respect to mainstream ones, or generally perceived to be outside the cultural norm. . . . Usually, but not always, it implies an affinity or identification with some matching subculture (examples include hippies, Gypsies, goths and punks).”
So our culture has evolved (regressed?) to the place where being married with a child is as counter-cultural as being a Gypsy. Here’s the sad news: when you look at the numbers, NBC is right. According to Pew Research, only 51 percent of adults in America are married, compared with 72 percent in 1960. Just 20 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 are married, compared with 59 percent in 1960. Nearly four in ten Americans say marriage is becoming obsolete; just 28 percent agreed in 1978. The number of couples cohabiting has nearly doubled since 1990.
Our definition of “family” is changing as well. Today, 80 percent of Americans say an unmarried couple living together with a child is a family; 63 percent say a gay or lesbian couple raising a child is a family.
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