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Is Neoliberal Capitalism the Downfall of the Mormon Family?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this: Everyone works. I hope this doesn’t come as some revelation to you. Actually, I’m sure you’re well aware of this. But I wonder why this doesn’t bother you. While sitting in a recent LDS Institute class, the topic of the family came up. Many Mormons believe that the ideal division of labor between men and women means that fathers work and mothers remain at home to raise children. Yet for more and more families, that ideal is no longer a reality. Increasingly, families need two wages to support a household. Are these dual-earning families committing sin?