I want to bring three articles to you attention that focus on the disturbing decline of manly virtues and the role on men in our world and the negative consequences this is having on the family and society. Click on the links below to read these eye-opening pieces.
In 1970, men earned 60% of all college degrees. In 1980, the figure fell to 50%, by 2006 it was 43%. Women now surpass men in college degrees by almost three to two. Women's earnings grew 44% in real dollars from 1970 to 2007, compared with 6% growth for men.
Men are more distant from a family or their children then they have ever been. The out-of-wedlock birthrate is more than 40% in America. In 1960, only 11% of children in the U.S. lived apart from their fathers. In 2010, that share had risen to 27%. Men are also less religious than ever before. According to Gallup polling, 39% of men reported attending church regularly in 2010, compared to 47% of women.
Today, 18-to- 34-year-old men spend more time playing video games a day than 12-to- 17-year-old boys. While women are graduating college and finding good jobs, too many men are not going to work, not getting married and not raising families. Women are beginning to take the place of men in many ways. This has led some to ask: do we even need men?With evidence like this, you can't help but ask the question, are men in our world going to wake up before its too late? Let's face facts here, families in our world are crumbling, marriage rates are falling while divorce still remains high. Our media is saturated with sex and pornography is everywhere. Crime and poverty continues to get worse, while the number of children in single parent homes or broken homes continues to increase. How much longer can we deny that Satan is attacking our families, especially God's appointed spiritual head of every household, the father? How much longer will our leaders and our society turn a blind eye to the real root of many of the problems we face, the attack on fatherhood and the deterioration of the family?