More Men Than Women Want Kids

The unsustainable trend of absolute autonomy as the meaning of life. 


John Stonestreet

Timothy D Padgett

According to a recent study by Pew Research, young men are now more likely than young women to say they want children. Specifically, 57% of young men compared to only 45%, a minority, of young women. 

On one hand, this may indicate that more young men are pushing back against the cultural stereotypes of being forever-boys, content to play video games, live at home, and not make much of their lives. 

On the other hand, a culture in which less than half of young women aspire to have families is troubling indeed, not to mention unsustainable. 

This is yet another example where the bad ideas about self, others, and society that emerge from the bad idea of absolute autonomy as the meaning of life, will lead to a world of victims. A better future will require both women and men to embrace that God’s design is good, both for us and for His world. 


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