How to Help Your Kids Stay Chaste Until Marriage
Dr. Fred Lowery
February 20, 1994
Since 1960 violent crime has increased 560%. The number of
unmarried pregnant teenagers has nearly doubled. Teen
suicide has increased by more than 200%. The number of
divorces has increased nearly 200% while the marriage rate
is at an all time low. That is the index of leading
cultural indicators by William Bennett. A picture of what
is happening to the moral climate, the social climate of
I use to hear my daddy preach sermons and somewhere in the
message he would say something like as the home goes, so
goes the nation. How many of you have ever heard that.
Let me see your hands. And thirty or forty years ago when
my daddy was preaching on that theme, you could sit there
and say that is just preaching. That is rehetoric, that is
Certainly, everybody believes that sounds nice. As the
home goes, so goes the nation. Ladies and gentlemen today
that one statement ought to bring tears to your eyes.
Because that statement is now reality. The home in America
has disintegrated, fallen apart and the nation is not far
behind it. The family is the cornerstone of our society.
More than any other force it shapes the attitudes, the
hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And
when the family collapses, it is the children that are
usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the
community, the nation itself is crippled.
Who said that? Some Baptist preacher. No it was our, I
started to say liberal democratic President, but I need to
say nice things about dead men. Lyndon Johnson. Certainly
you would never put him in a category of a person who was
concerned about the conservative values. And yet that was
a speech he made back in the sixties.
There is a mountain of scientific evidence that shows
families that disintegrate children often end up with an
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