W. Bradford Wilcox is director of the National Marriage Project and an associate professor of sociology at the University of Virginia. He was a fellow at the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University.
Despite a mounting body of research showing that high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births pose serious threats to the well-being of children, mainline Protestantism has had remarkably little to say in recent years about the nature, health and prospects of the family.
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