I was on the phone with my friend who's in his mid 40's. I'm in my mid 20's and we both have similar tases in religion, music, TV(neither of us watch much) and books.
But the cultural differences are shocking. Last night he asked me to think about a functional family that I knew that did "x". I actually only know one funtional family...mom, dad, kids....and her parents as an "adult" family.
At this he was very startled. As kid very few families divorced and there weren't many single parents. I grew up in a town with an industry that has a notorisouly high divorce rate...over 50% in the mid 90's. And even in a private, Catholic college quite a few of my friends didn't come from intact families. Only one girl in our group of 5 lived with her mom married to her dad with sibilings competely related to her.
I think that the church should get serious about praying for good vocations to the family life.