Eyes That See

“I Once Was Blind”

“A Culture in Denial”

Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, has posted on a shift in American culture since the 1970’s.  This shift has seen a significant rise in both the acceptance of and practice of cohabitation by heterosexual, unmarried couples.  Dr. Mohler recently mentioned Phillip Longman’s “The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What to Do About It,” which I just finished reading. 

Longman’s book was both great and sobering, and I would add my commendation to Dr. Mohler’s.  Longman points out with sturdy evidence that our Social Security crisis, along with the aging of our population, is the fruit of a problem of which our falling birthrate is the root.

With Longman’s book fresh in my mind, Dr. Mohler’s post on cohabitation had added significance.  Not only do the acceptance of and practice of cohabitation threaten the moral hygene of our culture, as Dr. Mohler points out, but they also add to our falling birthrate.

Generally, the longer a couple waits before having children is reflected in that couple having less children.  As our falling birthrate and aging population threaten life as we know it, the child-related decisions of couples and the way we view “the family” are critical.  Since couples are less likely to have children without the mutual commitment of marriage, cohabitation naturally opposes any efforts to fix our falling birthrate pandemic.


July 30, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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