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Stable families equal stable culture

Out on a Limb
Ross L. Talbott
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

We just celebrated Mother’s Day. As I reflect back I feel a sense of disappointment in how low key that celebration has become.

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it faded away altogether.

The feminist movement has denigrated motherhood with the attitude that, well, if you can’t do anything else I guess you can become a mother.

The result of this attitude is that now 41 percent of babies born in the United States are born out of wedlock.

The divorce rate is at an all-time high, and millions of babies are killed before birth.

The process of procreation has been reduced to a recreational activity.

It is becoming more and more uncommon for children to be raised in a stable home environment.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that stable families are the foundation of a stable culture.

The problem is not entirely to be laid at the feet of feminist ideology.

It seems that men have abdicated their responsibility.

I am dumfounded that so many men do not feel a great sense of responsibility toward the children they have fathered and a great sense of love, appreciation and commitment to the lady that bore those children.

My definition of real manhood is honor, responsibility, integrity, self sacrifice, dependability and commitment. These qualities seem to be in short supply these days.

We have also abdicated the education of our children to government schools, Facebook and Twitter.

I do appreciate the necessity in today’s culture for both parents to have jobs to pay the bills.

To a great extent, however, we have lost the ability to discern between need and greed.

When parents, and especially mothers, are not home when the children are out of school, the risk is high.

TV often becomes the babysitter and the teacher. The laptop can become a black hole sucking away the children’s future success.

Now, more than ever, we need loving mothers guiding children.

Truly the future of our country is in the hands of mothers.

Words cannot express fully my appreciation for my mother.

First of all, she gave me a place that was safe and secure. I knew I would be disciplined, but I also knew it was because someone really cared about me.

The scripture says, “Him who he loves he chastises.”

I never went hungry even though Big Macs hadn’t been invented.

Gardening, canning and baking were arts of survival.

A foundational contribution of family is identity.

Life is much harder if children grow up wondering who they are.

Foster homes are great, but a stable home is far better.

My heart aches for children who tell me that when school is out they are going to another state to spend the summer with their real mother or father and their present spouse or significant other.

Our culture has a really high incarceration rate. A major percentage of inmates come from dysfunctional homes. This is another major effect of the degradation of motherhood by feminists and liberals in our culture.

Does so-called “freedom of choice” really create freedom or is it contributing to emotional and psychological bondage?

I am incredibly grateful for my mother and the home she created for me and my siblings. We used to say, “Home is where when you go there they have to take you in.”

When you are suffering, can you call mom?

When you need good council, is mom always there?

Can you look to mom as an example for how to raise your kids?

Is mom your example of real, unconditional love?

The most critical and rewarding task on earth is motherhood.

May God bless you all!

Ross L. Talbott lives in New Castle.

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