World News and Trends: U.S. out-of-wedlock births increasing

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“Out-of-wedlock births in the United States have climbed to an all-time high, accounting for nearly four in 10 babies born last year [2005] . . . While out-of-wedlock births have long been associated with teen mothers . . . births among unwed mothers rose most dramatically among women in their 20s” (Mike Stobbe, AP medical writer, Nov. 21, 2006).

Part of the problem is that young people are living together while putting off marriage, seemingly indifferent about the sanctity of marriage. Of course, when they have been programmed in high school and college to believe that God is an outmoded concept and nature is all there is, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Out-of-wedlock births would drop precipitously if the Bible’s instructions on the sanctity of marriage were followed. If you’d like to learn more about those instructions, request or download Marriage and Family: The Missing Dimension at www.gnmagazine.org/booklets. (Source: Associated Press.)

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