Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Case For An Expanded Norm On "Traditional Families"?
While I appreciate the passion of this woman and I realize that there are a million and one reasons why that cookie cutter married relationship where man and woman live happily ever after I also note the tendency for people to seek to "dumb down' the standard for the purposes of accommodation.
I try not to attack people for choosing to walk a different path. I only ask that some of the consequences of doing so not be depreciated. Indeed a home that has the mother and father of the children, at home and working, applying their education toward the goal of maintaining the house on average is the best strategy.
What is wrong with keeping the ideal and MANAGING toward it? Today people are threatened by this ideal and seek to chip away at it because it is "oppressive" to the alternate will that they have.
Unfortunately they are less than willing to own up to the problems and dysfunction that so frequently accompanies the diversion from the standard.