Growing up in a home where one’s parents are divorced or whose marriage is characterized by hostility can lead to deep pain and an unsurprising skepticism about marriage itself.

My colleague, Carrie Russell, in a blog post for the new “Marriage Generation” movement, has addressed this issue directly and graciously. “Marriage should be treasured for the value it brings to husbands and wives, to their children, and for the character it develops in them,” writes Carrie. “But, for all those little kids who will grow up like I did, with a mistaken idea of what marriage is, and without an understanding of the self-giving that builds character and love, I cheer on the rebuilding of a marriage culture.”

Read Carrie’s full, moving article here.