The Case Against ‘Saving’ Marriage – Married Nuclear Families Are the Gold Standard Against Which We Are All Judged. by N. Rodgers
I am not always in complete agreement with every last view in every editorial or article I link to.
- I am right wing with traditional values but agree with liberals that right wingers, Republicans, and Christians need to stop idealizing the Nuclear Family, in so far as it marginalizes, punishes, or discriminates against those who do not fit that demographic or lifestyke.
The following editorial is from a progressive (left wing) site. I agree with much of what this editorial says, though not all of it.
(Link): The Case Against ‘Saving’ Marriage by N. Rodgers
Married Nuclear Families Are the Gold Standard Against Which We Are All Judged.
Marriage rates have been declining for more than half a century and single women now outnumber married ones. There are few guides better at navigating this new landscape than Rebecca Traister.
In a recent New York Magazine (Link): article, adapted from her soon-to-be-released book All the Single Ladies, she offers an insightful, nuanced analysis of the plight and power of unmarried women “taking up space in a world that was not designed for them.”
Traister argues that the current democratic policy platform may be more liberal than it has been in a generation in response to the growth of unmarried women. It’s about time. Public policy has lagged almost criminally behind in meeting the needs of single women, and especially single mothers, for decades.
But while a policy platform that stands to benefit unmarried women and mothers is necessary, it is not sufficient. There is no substitute for identity politics. Part of why the U.S. still has such inadequate public policies is the fear of publicly supporting families that conservatives have already convinced us are unequivocally bad, subpar alternatives to the married nuclear variety, especially “single mother” homes.
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Kerry Shook Marriage Mystery Sermon Series. Singles Ignored AGAIN.
Feb 15, 2015
Oh geeze. Kerry Shook is starting a new series tonight called “Marriage Mystery.”
I’d say the majority of this guy’s sermons are about marriage. Why? When over half of the American population is NOW single, why does he fixate on marriage?
I’ve tweeted Shook before – links to some of my blog posts here pointing out that he preaches on marriage far too much.
Shook offered the (Link): Obligatory, “Oh, but if you’re single you can still benefit from my marriage sermon” line at the start of his sermon.
I am a never-married woman over the age of 40. I will probably never marry. So no, Shook, your endless sermons on marriage won’t or do not help me.
When are you going to present yearly sermon series addressing adult singleness and celibacy? Enough already with marriage, marriage, marriage.
(Link): Kerry Shook ‘Shark Weakness’ – yet another marriage sermon
(Link): Pastor Kerry Shook’s Marriage-centric Sermons
(Link): Statistics Show Single Adults Now Outnumber Married Adults in the United States
(Link): Stop Overlooking Singles in Church By Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence
(Link): Kerry Shook Devotes Yet *Another* Show / Sermon to Marriage
(Link): Kerry Shook on Marriage AGAIN. About not letting your flame die down.
(Link): Shocker: Kerry Shook Show Last Night NOT About Marriage
(Link): Preacher Whose 90% of Sermons are About How to Have a Great Marriage Warns Audience Not to Make Marriage an Idol – Kerry Shook Update and Irony Alert
(Link): The World Does Not Need More Marriage Sermons – They Don’t Stop Divorce or Get People Married
(Link): The Obligatory, “Oh, but if you’re single you can still benefit from my marriage sermon!” line
(Link): If the Family Is Central, Christ Isn’t
(Link): Really, It’s Okay To Be Single – In order to protect marriage, we should be careful not to denigrate singleness – by Peter Chin
(Link): Are Single People the Lepers of Today’s Church? by Gina Dalfonzo
(Link): Thirty Year Old Woman Kills Herself Due to Being Single and Childless – Churches contribute to this by either Ignoring adult singles or shaming them for being single and childless