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Old 02-18-2012, 07:05 AM
 
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I found this article disturbing. What do you think?


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/us...pagewanted=2&_
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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It's an alarming trend that's been growing since 1970.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:53 AM
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Location: hunt valley
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And the problem is?
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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"Outside of marriage" shouldn't bother people as much as "outside of a stable relationship". Better a kid be born to an unmarried, stable, committed couple, than inside of a volatile marriage (which happens all the time).
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
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I don't see an issue here. Not like married people take better care of kids anyway. How many times do we hear about child abuse coming from married people. Your social status will not determine your effort or lack of effort when raising a child. This strikes me as a statement thrown around from under the cloak of religious beliefs.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Whether a couple is married or not isn't the problem to me. I just don't think it's good for so many kids to be raised by single parents. I know many women don't have a choice because of deadbeat spouses, but some willingly choose to raise their children with no father figure, which is unfair for the kids. YOU may not need a man but your kids do. I would've killed to have a two parent household growing up.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: USA
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Just take a look at the thread, marriage....what's the point...to see why this is so common. Women want children. The motherhood urge is very strong for some and there is a time limit on when they can have children.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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If marriage is not important, why have children?
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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Whether a couple is married or not isn't the problem to me. I just don't think it's good for so many kids to be raised by single parents. I know many women don't have a choice because of deadbeat spouses, but some willingly choose to raise their children with no father figure, which is unfair for the kids. YOU may not need a man but your kids do. I would've killed to have a two parent household growing up.
I'll echo that! I'd say most of us who grew up in single parent homes now, as adults, wish we would have had two parents.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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Just take a look at the thread, marriage....what's the point...to see why this is so common. Women want children. The motherhood urge is very strong for some and there is a time limit on when they can have children.
It's not enough to want children; they deserve complete love and support. No single parent, mom or dad, can completely provide it all.
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