My wish for all children is that they grow up in a stable, two-parent home, where mom and dad love each other and the kids go to bed at night feeling happy, safe, and secure.
This might sound like a Norman Rockwell 1950’s fantasy. In a society broken by divorce, these types of families are few and far between. I believe that’s because our families are under attack. We live in a culture that encourages people to leave marriages when it no longer suits them, and tells single girls they don’t need a dad to raise kids. Celebrities make living together cool (cough, Brangelina, cough) and we are told constantly that the “modern family” is whatever you want it to be. Dads and moms are interchangeable. Kids will come out the same, either way.
Well, I don’t believe that’s true and the evidence is everywhere.
Growing up, my parents didn’t have a healthy marriage and it hurt my sister and I deeply. I say this with tears in my eyes, because I love my parents so much and know it’s …