The Nuclear Option

Why the Traditional Family Is the Only Choice for a Thriving Civilization

A new decade is upon us now—and, as several sources have pointed out, a new age for the American family has dawned.

The Wall Street Journal highlighted some major shifts in an essay headlined, "How the Definition of an American Family Has Changed," which appeared in the last weeks of December 2019. "The transformation of the American family deepened over the past decade," Ellen Byron writes, "as an increasingly diverse array of arrangements replaced the married-with-children paradigm."1 Byron points out that in the 1960s, two-thirds of children in America were raised in dad-breadwinner/mom-homemaker families. Today, that model is on the decline. But in its place has arisen...


is the managing editor of The Natural Family, the quarterly publication of the International Organization for the Family.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #52, Spring 2020 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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