According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 1990 decennial census of 64.5 million family households, approximately 7.5 million (11.6 percent) were single-mother homes. A decade later, the year 2000 census revealed that the number of family households had grown to 71.8 million and the number of single-mother homes had grown to 12.9 million (12.2 percent). The 2013 Current Population Survey revealed that of 80.9 million family households there were about 15.5 million single-mother homes (19.1 percent). It also revealed that of 73.9 million recorded children (under 18 years), 20.5 million were living in single-parent homes while 85 percent of those (17.5 million) were in single-mother homes. In 2013, roughly one third of the population of children in the United States were not living with their biological fathers. (more…)
Integrity is a rare trait these days. Whether it’s performance-enhancing drugs, political scandals, or watching yet another public figure admit to being unfaithful to his spouse, there are stories in the news that constantly remind us of the double lives that people live. Even in our day-to-day lives, we’re regularly exposed to friends who let us down, co-workers who lie and slander to get ahead, and parents who break their vows. Can anyone really be trusted?