by Jeff Schreve

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Series: Modern Family: God's Wisdom for Today's Families
Jeff Schreve
Psalm 89:11-18

If you have your Bible, please turn to Psalm 89. We're going to look at some key verses in that great Psalm.

Well, in October of 1957, a brand new situational comedy hit the airwaves. It was a story about a middle-class family, father and a mother and two sons. The dad's name was Ward, and the mom's name was June, and they had Wally and Theodore. The show was called, ''Leave it to Beaver.'' How many people ever watched ''Leave it to Beaver?'' It was a popular show. It was a wholesome show. It was a good show. It was a pretty funny show. And it talked about just the antics and the problems of life growing up as the Beaver, as Wally. And really, when you look at that show it's a slice of life back in the 50s, what life was like in America. Problems weren't all that huge.

Now modern families have problems that are much bigger. They're more intense. They're more immense. You know, on ''Leave it to Beaver'' I never saw the episode where they sat down at the dinner table and Ward told the kids that he and June were getting divorced. Did you see that episode? No! You never saw the episode where June found a crack pipe in Beaver's backpack. You never saw that one did you? ''What is this, Beaver, a crack pipe?'' They didn't know what crack was back then, right? Never saw the episode where Wally told his parents that he hated them.

You never saw the episode where Wally said, ''My girlfriend is pregnant.'' Those weren't problems that people really dealt with back then. Why is that? Well, back then people had a much stronger foundation of what was right and what was wrong, and families were intact, and families had a value system that was based on the Word of God. Today, it's not like that. We've gotten so far away from what God says, and we've created our own standards of things. And now families deal with all sorts of problems. We ...

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