Friday, August 18, 2006

Out of Focus

I like the good folks at Focus on the Family, but this article is shoddy journalism. It starts out with an unsupported premise: children of divorce are afraid to marry and are opting out of marriage. They might be right (or not) but they need to back up their claim by citing some solid research; as it is, they're just perpetuating a stereotype. If they'd even used a solid example, say a 29-year-old who was expressing marriage phobia, I'd have given them a little more credit. But to say a fifteen-year-old girl is opting out of marriage--especially when she's got a nearby sketch of the dress she hopes to wear in her wedding someday--is not particularly compelling. Sorry, Focus--you're out of focus on this one!

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