More than half of births for women under 30 occur outside marriage: NY
(Newser) – Out-of-wedlock births have been rising in the United States for 50 years, but now they’ve crossed a big threshold—more than half of all the babies born to women under 30 are born outside of marriage, reports the New York Times. While 59% of babies overall are born to married women in America, unmarried births have soared among younger women, especially among white women who have some college education but no degree.
Only college graduates still mostly have their babies after getting married. “Marriage has become a luxury good,” said one sociologist. Overall, 73% of black children are born outside of marriage, 53% of Latinos, and 29% of whites. “Most of my friends say it’s just a piece of paper,” says a 27-year-old single mother of two in Ohio, “and it doesn’t work out anyway.”
Folks, the numbers are alarming. What are we doing? Blacks only make up 12% of the population and yet we still lead in all major illnesses and negative statistics. Not only should we be more compassionate of all races and the struggles that are faced on a daily basis, but we need (the church) to be much more in tune to what is really going on. Our young people continue to have sex without weighing the consequences. One may ask, “what is the solution”? The answer is: Evangelism, getting people rededicated to Christ and getting new folks saved for the Kingdom.
WE HAVE WORK TO DO!