In the late 1960’s 60% of those 19-29 were married. That number now is only 20%. That’s a whole different ballgame. Half of America is unmarried.
There are a whole lot of reasons for this. We’ve talked about it many times here in one way or another. Lack of ability to interact with the opposite sex, fulfilling sexual desire outside of marriage, creating false spiritual platitudes, and over spiritualizing the whole thing, just to name a few.
But there is one thing that I haven’t talked about here. And this is going to probably make some people uncomfortable and possibly even mad. But to not talk about it at all, seems to me to be a cop out and if you read here at all, you know I’m not usually willing to do that. So here goes.
I think one of the unnamed reasons we have less marriage comes from one of the sins and addictions that we don’t like to talk about in the Church. That is our bad relationship with food and the sin of gluttony.