Ross Douthat on Past Conservative Predictions

Read the whole thing, but if you want a little help getting to the good parts, feel free to use my highlights.

The basic thesis is this:

If you look at the post-1960s trend data—whether it’s on family structure and social capital, fertility and marriage rates, patterns of sexual behavior and their links to flourishing relationships, or just big-picture trends in marital contentment and personal happiness more generally—the basic social conservative analysis has turned out to have more predictive power than my rigorously empirical liberal friends are inclined to admit.

Read the whole thing (with my highlights).

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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