I am pleased to announce that I have completed my first book entitled Staying Married in a Degenerate Age. It will be available via Amazon at the end of the month. I’ve provided an excerpt below. I welcome any feedback in the comments.
We are at war. The evidence is all around us. Degeneracy, corruption, and decay define our current culture as powerful forces are attempting to transform human society, as we know it. While there are many fronts to this war, the brunt of the attack is targeted at the institution that serves as the foundation for a civilized society—traditional marriage.
Never in the history of humanity has society been more unfavorable to traditional marriage. The proof is in the data. Divorce, which was once vilified, is now portrayed as an empowering and liberating experience. Approximately 40% of marriages end in divorce.
The rate of marital infidelity is high. The most conservative estimate is that 23% of men and 19% of women cheat on their spouses—and some studies estimate that the rates are much higher for both sexes.
The rate of marriage in the United States has hit a record low. In 1960, the percentage of people who were married by age 32 was 65%. Now, the marriage rate for millenials is only 26%—that is the highest rate of unmarried people in modern times.
There are also troubling movements of people that believe that marriage, as an institution is so flawed that they have abandoned it all together. One such group is the “Men Going Their Own Way” (MGTOW) movement. These men are so afraid of marrying in the prevailing conditions that they have given up hope that they will ever marry. Some of these men will have sex with women, but they will never commit. Others foreswear women entirely as not being worth the effort.
But these disturbing developments are not the worst part. There are powerful, well funded, and politically connected groups who have made it their mission to destroy traditional marriage. These groups view traditional marriage as an impediment to achieving their utopian vision for society. And they will not stop until they are victorious.
How do you win the war that is being waged against traditional marriage? By building a strong, healthy, happy, marriage and raising children who will rebuild civilization from the ruins. This book is not for the faint of heart. It is for men and women who want to fight to save traditional marriage and transform our degenerate culture.
This book will:
- Provide an overview of traditional marriage and the current attacks against it.
- Help couples protect their marriage from the negative cultural influences of feminism, materialism, secularism, and sexual immorality.
- Teach effective communication skills.
- Provide tips to inject romance and eliminate boredom.
- Discuss the role of faith and spiritual headship in marriage.
- Provide practical advice for singles searching for suitable marriage partners.
New Book: Staying Married In A Degenerate Age
Just came across your site last week and have now finished going through all your articles. You are doing a great job here – I do not read ROK much but I also read your articles there as well. as a man that has grown tired – bored – with chasing women and having thoughts of finding myself a wife – I look forward to your new book.
I have always been a traditionalist , though, if one were to make judgements based on my lifestyle and choices, I can see how some one may not buy that claim… but I am, and have always been… I am also a solitary person – again… it might not seem like it, and only recently have I started to seek out like minded people – traditionalists, Christian, non conformist, anti modern world types… those who wish to help reverse the disaster we have inherited by returning us to simpler uncomplicated life that our grandfathers enjoyed and help build, a world of men of principles and high values… I can see that you are part of that group and I will return to support your Journal.
Michael Sebastian says
Thanks for reading. Reversing the current disaster and returning to tradition is exactly what this blog is about. It is good to see that a nucleus of men is forming that can accomplish that.
I checked out your blog and I really enjoy your posts. As soon as I get a blog list up, I will link your journal.
Completely agree with you Victor. I am in the same position as you and I find Michael’s work here outstanding and look forward to his book. It’s great to be able to exchange some honest words with you guys, knowing that you think it in the same way about girls, marriage and the world out there.
Congratulations Michael! I’m sure your book is great, just like this wonderfully inspiring blog of yours! God bless!
Michael Sebastian says
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Michael if you have young kids I encourage you to read John Taylor Gatto’s, Dumbing us Down. I great source of stress in Marriage is when your kids get handed over to the state school system and now your values collide with the “expert teacher culture”, Teachers want parents to fully support them -even when they are complete idiots. If you cause any friction in a school you are quickly labeled a trouble maker – my wife, on the other hand, completely trusts the school authority in all decisions. You ultimately have to pick your battles and learn how to control ego. I’m still married, and look forward to the next battle – battle has its rewards, if you know what i mean!
Michael Sebastian says
Thanks for the Gatto recommendation. I picked it up. Over the past few years I have started to question everything in my formation and looking back, it is easy to discern how public education is designed to make us drones for the machine–something I don’t want for my kids.
I am fortunate in that my wife was involved in education so she saw all its flaws from the inside. She has little faith in the public school system.
Yes, marriage and family is a great adventure and well worth it!
Yo Michael – I found your site through ROK. Give me a shout if you’re looking for a professionally designed book cover. I’ve done covers for a bunch of authors (Matt Forney, Revolutionary Lifestyle Design, Goldmund Unleashed etc). Drop me an email if interested – matt [at] mattlawrence [dot] net