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family:scriptural guides vs common sense
family:scriptural guides vs. common sense
Are you aware that the cause of the decline in morality and other social maladies that exist today are due to the decline of the family structure? There was a time when the entire family had a set time for at least ONE meal where every member was and had to be present and seated in a common area. Church attendence or everyone's presence at some form of familial gathering was mandated and inforced with regularity. Somehow, television, drugs, alcohol, the need to seek out individual distractions, popularity and peer pressure, the failure to communicate first between parents and then the acceptance of children not communicationg either with parents or their sibilings, all contributed to the deterioration of respect for others, authority, and ultimately God and self. The snowball effect is evidenced in nearly every aspect of life and society. I always told my children that you must learn to respect at least ONE thing, if you can manage to do that, you'll soon respect another and so on. I also always made it clear that the lines of communication were always open to discuss ANYTHING good or bad, So WHY did even I fail to maintain a cohesive family dynamic? The reasons are both compelling and quite simple. Many believe that these times we live in are "perilous" indeed. This introduction is to prepare you for a four-part discussion of the Decline of the Family in our society. It will delve into the stated causes of this decline, and give viewpoints from both the Biblical(scriptural guidelines) and what we'll call "common sense", or things that should come natural, given the nature of the human animal. you are cordially invited to receive this author's take on this topic and in the future participate in open discussion(s) thru interactive postings. So prepare to investigate this and several other important facets of the things that effect our everyday life and will impact our very future(s). Truth is...