"What's increasingly disappearing is the shoulder on the road. Kids with intact families and all the social capital associated with intact families tend to be able to navigate the bumps and disruptions that life inevitably brings. But kids raised without stable families and without that crucial source of social capital are often crippled by even modest impediments. If we are going to make any lasting difference in the lives of our neighbors struggling in poverty -- or wrestling with loneliness -- we must tell the truth about the irreplaceable role of family. The most important shoulder in life is a parent's."
- Ben Sasse