Kids First, Marriage Later — If Ever

From NPR, comes the above article heading.

The beginning of the article http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128265730 states:

Quote: “Federal data from 2007 says 40 percent of births in America are to unwed mothers, a trend experts say is especially common in middle-class America. In one St. Louis community, the notion of getting married and having children — in that order — seems quaint.”

The woman in this story (Colleen Segbers) confesses that she didn’t mean to get pregnant six years ago with her daughter, Gwen.

She states:

“It was an afternoon of Budweiser beer and the hot sun,” she laughs. “It happened. It was OK.”

Brethren, it’s no laughing matter. When 40 percent of births in America are to unwed mothers, there is something terribly awry with that statistic. As members of the Lord’s church, we need to be stressing the importance of the institution of marriage, training our young men and women about the responsibility of bringing children into the world under the guidance of godly parents which make up the home.

Note the reason why the couple mentioned in this article finally married:

“After her daughter was born, Segbers did marry Gwen’s father. She loves her husband, she says, but they didn’t get married because they had a baby together or even because they were in love. They did it so she could have insurance.”

They only went through a ceremony was because she could have insurance. Is that a viable reason to get married?

No wonder immorality is rampant in our country today. May God help us to teach our young people the moral principles found in God’s word.

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