Jan 17, 2012

FAMILY

WHAT IS FAMILY?
A group of kindred or closely related individuals. 
My heart is burdened today for families.  

The American family is falling apart. Consider the following statistics. In 1950, about one out of every 20 children born in this country was born to an unmarried woman -- and there were very few abortions. By 1990, more than one out of every 4 children was born to an unmarried woman -- and hundreds of thousands more were aborted. Approximately half of all marriages that take place this year in the U.S. will end in divorce.

What is wrong with families today? The Biblical answer is clear: We have believed society's lies and ignored Biblical truth. 
What are some of these lies? Here are three:
Society's lie #1: Men and woman are essentially the same. The Bible tells us that, while equal before God, we are different in important ways
Society's lie #2: We need to stand up for our own rights and demand that our own needs are met -- even if that means breaking a solemn marriage vow, deserting our children, or rebelling against our parents. It has been stated that; "Fewer than half of all adult Americans today regard the idea of sacrifice for others as a positive moral virtue." What does the Bible tell us? "He who seeks to gain his own life will lose it" and "it is more blessed to give than to receive."
Society's lie #3: Children are a burden, or, at best, an ornament, or, perhaps, an experience. It's useful to have one in order to go through the experience, but take care that you don't spoil your life prospects by having too many. The Bible says: "Children are an inheritance from the Lord; the fruit of the womb a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them." (Psalm 127) Children are God's; we "inherit" them from him, to bring up and hold in trust. They are gifts, rewards; our lives are filled by being poured out for them.


(1) What were men and women created to do? How do we differ?
(2) What is the relationship between husband and wife in a marriage founded on Biblical principles?
(3) What is the relationship between parents and children in a family founded on Biblical principles?

In all honesty...if we would LIVE this scripture: Deuteronomy 6:5
New International Version (NIV)
 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.(then we could love FAMILY)

Get out your Bible and search the scriptures...God's Word is True and His Principles for FAMILY are found in the Living Word Of God!

6 comments:

  1. WOW! What a wonderful post! I am sharing this...Got a few people in my life that need this. Kasey

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  2. You are so right Mrs. Cindy about family. People will Sweep family right out of their life without as much as a 2nd thought. If our society doesn't get back to God's principals that will not change. Thank you for this post. Betty B

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  3. Loved the WHOLE thing.I love you and dont know what I would ever do without you...:)

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  4. Hi Cindy. God Bless you for writing this post. It's so sad and true. In the steps women have gained over the years there was also so much lost. I'm not saying that women didn't have a right to expect more, equal pay etc... but unfortunately along the way me backed up and lost the family leadership that God intened them to have.

    I really came by to thank you for the kind and loving emails while we've gone through the difficult loss of Neils mom. But you've been there for me all along over the past couple of years and it has meant so much to me. Thank you! I've signed up as a follower on gfc again. I don't know why it says I'm not every time I visit. And by the way. I love your family photo. You're so bless to have such a lovely and beautiful family. Love the new blog look too.
    Hugs...Tracy ♥

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  5. loved this post, I think about the next generation,many do not have the bible as their guide but only societies version of what is normal....they will ever have known any different, such a tragedy

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  6. Cindy, I love this post! AMEN!! Keep on sharing your heart and speaking truth!

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