Ep. 12: Kids’ Needs Come Before Adult Desires: Katy Faust

Katy FaustDo you believe adults should conform to the needs of children or children should conform to the desires of adults?

Never before in our nation’s history has this question been more acute. We live in a culture that frames adults as victims in need of societal validation when in reality it is kids who pay the price for being expected to conform to the desires of adults.

For instance, it used to be understood that divorce was harmful to children; but in our efforts to be empathetic and accepting we no longer accept this harsh reality as true—even though it is. Not only do we dismiss the significance of the married mom and dad family, we don’t believe children need a mom and a dad at all. All a child needs, we’re told, is “love.”

That’s bunk, says Katy Faust, founder and director of Them Before Us, an organization committed to putting the rights of children ahead of adult desires.

We’ll talk with Katy about marriage, divorce, donor conception and same-sex parenting, a subject with which Katy is intimately familiar. She will share her story in this episode and explain her mission to create a society, via both culture and public policy, where children have a right to be loved and known by both of their biological parents.

Original Air Date , September 21 at 12:00pm CENTRAL
on Salem Radio Network’s The Answer

Suzanne Venker

Suzanne is an author, a coach, and a podcast host committed to helping women let go of cultural beliefs that undermine their happiness in life and in love.