“A La Carte” Sex, Love, and Parenting

Washington Times writer Joy Jones explains the state of marriage in the African American community, quoting one of her students who said, ‘Marriage Is for White People’:

Traditional notions of family, especially the extended family network, endure. But working mothers, unmarried couples living together, out-of-wedlock births, birth control, divorce and remarriage have transformed the social landscape. And no one seems to feel this more than African American women. One told me that with today’s changing mores, it’s hard to know “what normal looks like” when it comes to courtship, marriage and parenthood. Sex, love and childbearing have become a la carte choices rather than a package deal that comes with marriage.

She goes on to explain why longtime bachelors are harder to marry, why single African American women have much to lose in marriage, and why she recently turned down a marriage proposal.

Yet another newspaper chronicling the disease of me-centured culture eating away at the family, Jones’ article is long on facts and anecdotes but short on real help.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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