THREE REASONS FOR THE FAMILY
MATTHEW 19: 4 - 6
JESUS CHRIST said, "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me
and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him
also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the
glory of His Father with the holy angels" (Mark 8:38).
The words of Jesus Christ regarding marriage, family life and
parenting are so disregarded and disobeyed as to indicate people
are ashamed of them.
Derelict parents, disobedient children, and consequenting
dissolved marriages have become commonplace.
Not since 1973 has there been produced a network series
depicting a loving happy family.
As a result of the breakdown in parent/child relationships and
the breakup of husband/wife relationships, the secular world has
rationalized as reasonable and the Christian world appropriately
rushed to minister to those injured by divorce while little has
been said or done to affirm God's norm for the family.
For fear of injuring those victims of broken homes, we have
neglected assertions related to maintaining wholesome family
Nearly a decade ago the White House Conference on Children
issued this statement: "America's families are in trouble -
trouble so deep and pervasive as to threaten the future of our
At that conference, Paul Popenoe of the American Instituteof
Family Relations stated: "No society has ever survived after its
family life deteriorated.
If the family fails, then all the other institutions of society
will fail. The family is the basic unit of society under-guiding
The basis for famil ...
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