“There ARE no traditionally married couples with over 1 or 2 kids.”
My daughter recently gave birth in Utica which is a small city in upstate NY. Several nurses came up to her and her husband and asked if they were actually married. It seems that a married couple is now quite a curiosity in the maternity ward.
Most excellent tag line.
That is scary, and rings true from what I've seen as well.
Bottom line — we cannot be defeatists. I've written more on that here:
A few of my points from that thread:
I am getting sick and tired of listening to defeatism and negativism among conservatives. Just exactly why is it that we are on the defensive? ... Defeatism is a device of the Devil, designed to disarm us."
We read this from the lips of Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:18-19: ...and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
The gates of hell are not offensive weapons, but defensive. We're supposed to be taking the fight to the enemy, not huddling in caves afraid the enemy will find us.
That role of hiding in caves is for the **OTHER SIDE** read Revelation 6:15-17:
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Some more points relevant here to the culture war:
But we also need to be realists. Ronald Reagan fought liberal efforts to take over the entertainment industry because he knew how much damage Hollywood can do. Well, we lost that battle, and we're reaping the consequences in our broader secular culture.
We need faith, family, and government all three to work properly in order to have a functioning nation. A collapse in the first or second area will lead to an eventual collapse in the third.