God Created Fatherhood and We Need More Men to Step Up to Become Good Dads

Steven Ertelt

Many in our culture contend that we have progressed into a society that can freely dispense with the need to get married or have children. After all, we have progressed to the point that men and women can equally lead unencumbered lives fulfilled by their jobs, possessions, hobbies, and friendships, and can even dally in unattached romance with the help of contraception and abortion.

Statistics confirm that large swaths of Americans appear to see this phenomenon as true progress. In April, the CDC reported that America's fertility rate has reached yet another historic low with a 3% decline from 2022, with the rate "consistently decreas[ing] by 2% annually" from 2014 to 2020. Meanwhile, marriage rates have also reached historic lows and are expected to continue to fall for the foreseeable future.

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