Peter Smith–Religious decline, family upheaval occurring in tandem

[A central subject of interest in the 21st century is] how churches are coping with a half-century of revolutionary change in Americans’ family structures and sex lives….

According to author and journalist James Haught, the crumbling of sexual and other taboos is one of the surest signs that the United States is belatedly following Europe and other industrialized nations into a post-religious era.

In his book, “Fading Faith: The Rise of the Secular Age,” Haught cites the growing lack of religious identity among young adults, the steep decline in liberal Protestant denominations and an exodus from the Catholic Church.

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