That change that comes about in men and women because of becoming a parent is
wonderful. Parenting with both is like seeing with the perspective of both eyes.
Each eye seeing a slightly different view, but putting that vision together
creates depth. Children benefit. I would not want to parent alone, (and my hat
is off to those who do). I came from a home where mom called most of
the shots. When I became a mom I assumed I would know best how to raise the
kids, that my opinion was the correct one. My husband insisted on equal air time
and I quickly learned we were an equally yoked team pulling together, not one
leading the other along in this parenting adventure. Our kids benefited greatly
from an involved dad and mom and the growth that we both have experienced as
individuals, because we are parents, is significant.
This article by Lois is interesting but it begs the questions of why the DN felt
the need to include it on page 1 of their website. It is obvious that the
implication of this article is that parenthood should be an exclusive right of a
man and a woman. Although there is no mention of same-gender parents raising
children, they are conspicuously excluded. Sorry to inform the DN that the
reality is same sex couples will soon be entitled to legal status and will be
able to raise families in the same manner as straight couples. Stop the
negative salient propaganda against marriage equality.
@waikiki dove - Same sex unions are a tiny minority of the population. There is
no need for Deseret News to placate the gays in every article in their family
@gmlewis - Well same sex unions have not been allowed until recent so obviously
the numbers are not high, yet. But the latest census report shows only 2% of the
United States is Mormon, whereas 10 percent of all males in the United States
and 5% of all females identify as gay/lesbian (this does not include bisexual,
transgender, etc.) The real percentages tend to be something that heterosexual
society is completely inaccurate about. So we are talking 15% of all Americans
in the United States are gay, and only 2% are Mormon, so the media really should
placate to homosexuals far more than Mormons. I know what your thinking,
"except in Utah"
The title say's "men and women" and then goes on to describe a
couple high school kids with poor or no sex education. A more accurate
title would have been "children having children and dealing with it."