When secular sources get it wrong – Ask Amy advice column
In a response to a woman who is planning on getting married, advice columnist Ask Amy replies in part:
If you are brave enough to leap into your future by getting married and forming a new family, then you and your fiance should be brave enough to assert yourselves now.
Maybe I’m being too sensitive, but I get tired of seeing the word “family” defined as only “married couple” or “married couple with children, or married couple who we will all assume will have children some day.”
Ask Amy is apparently falling into this habit – referring to this bride-to-be and her husband as “forming a new family.” Maybe there’s a case to be made that unmarried people are a “family of one.”