He’s right, you know…
PETER HITCHENS: Dismantling marriage left children in Dickensian hell
PETER HITCHENS: The general outcomes for children deprived of what we would once have called stable family life, and deprived of fathers, are just not very good.
Many modern weddings are lavish affairs in beautiful places, but they simply do not demand the commitment that couples used to make. And many modern couples, seeing which way the wind is blowing, never bother to marry at all. Such commitment is generally discouraged, even viewed as foolish.
And of course this results in much freer lives for adults in their prime, no longer tied down by crabby old rules. But the children are the ones who suffer, and whose freedom from worry and insecurity has been sacrificed to allow for grown-up freedoms to do as we will.