Sociologist and Historian Dr. Carle Zimmerman in his book, “Family and Civilization,” a scholarly work based on evidence from history, sociology, and science reviewing the decline of multiple civilizations and empires throughout recorded history, This research showed conclusively that there is a definite pattern to the rise and fall of every great nation, empire, and civilization. The author asserts that the very same patterns appear in every single case, without fail or significant variance—and one key factor in every civilization is the role played by men in their families. According to this research, eight specific patterns of domestic behavior have signaled the downward spiral and imminent demise of every culture: Marriage lost its sacredness; it was frequently broken by divorce. Traditional meaning of the marriage ceremony was lost. Alternate forms and definitions of marriage arose, and traditional marriage vows were replaced by individual marriage contracts. Feminist movements appeared, and women lost interest in child bearing and mothering, preferring to pursue power and influence. Public disrespect for parents and authority in general increased. Juvenile delinquency, promiscuity, and rebellion accelerated People with traditional marriages refused to accept family responsibilities. Desire for and acceptance of adultery grew. Increased tolerance for sexual perversions of all kinds, particularly homosexuality, with a resultant increase in sex-related crimes. Amazing - written in 1947!