You probably know the adult viewpoints on marriage, infertility, reproductive technologies, same-sex parenting, divorce, and adoption. But have you ever considered these matters from the kids’ perspective?
In her new book, Them Before Us, Katy Faust flips the script on adult-centric attitudes toward marriage, parenthood, and reproductive technologies by framing these issues around a child’s right to be raised by both their mother and father.
Set against a backdrop of sound research, the compelling stories throughout each chapter confirm that a child’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being depends on being loved by the two people responsible for their existence. It’s a paradigm shift that will impact the personal and the political, and reframe every marriage and family conversation across the globe.
If you’re tired of a culture that views adults as victims in family matters, when it’s clear the kids are the ones who truly pay the price, this podcast episode is for you.
IN THIS EPISODE:
2:30 The 3 staples of a child’s emotional diet
3:30 One out of every two children is growing up without one of their biological parents
4:00 The gay marriage debate
6:30 The cost associated with speaking the truth
7:10 Them Before Us is a movement of ordinary adults who possess what academia, celebrities politicians do not have: courage
8:00 The Stories
12:00 The difference between adoption and reproductive technology
13:00 The lie that kids need only love and safety and that moms and dads are optional
14:50 Kids living with biological parents are the safest and most well cared for
15:00 An unrelated cohabitating man is the most dangerous person to a child
17:00 The problems with reproductive technology
19:00 Thinking “love” is enough is flimsy and immature Biology matters, marriage matters and gender matters
20:40 A “me” centric world and the courts have wreaked havoc in children’s lives
24:40 The lie that children are resilient and will “get over” their parents’ divorce
25:30 Divorce is terrible, but remarriage is often worse
31:00 We are raising generations of emotionally “starved” children
31:20 Katy talks about her own experience with same sex parenting