Restore family and you restore society
One of the fundamentals in preserving society is to focus on the family unit. As we look around society today, we can see that the family unit as God meant it to be is being destroyed.
In the Bible, God has a lot to say about family, its preservation and wellbeing. Yet all around us we see Godly family values are being ignored and as a result, society is paying a heavy price.
God’s design of family is being destroyed
The destruction of the family unit is rampant in our society today, marriage is no longer important, divorce has become the norm, single mums with children from different fathers is common. Men continually abdicate their responsibility as fathers and desert the woman when she falls pregnant. Teenage delinquency, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, suicide can be traced back to dysfunctional families.
PLEASE NOTE; if you are reading this, my intent is not to bring judgment or condemnation upon you, prior to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ in 1990, my life was no different and thought it was “normal”.
I have seen it firsthand as I work with Youth Insearch and young adults between the age of 14 to 20 share horrendous stories of what they have experienced in their dysfunctional families.
Why is family important?
Family is important because it provides love, support and a framework of values to each of its members.
Family members teach each other, serve one another and share life’s joys and sorrows. Families provide a setting for personal growth. Family is the single most important influence in a child’s life. Family is the most important and valuable gift that God has given us.
Family is the single most important influence in a child’s life. From their first moments of life, children depend on parents and family to protect them and provide for their needs.
Parents and family form a child’s first relationships. Family provides all members with security, identity and values, regardless of age.
When a member of a family feels insecure or unsafe, they turn to their family for help. They learn about their sense of self and gains a foundation for the rest of their life.
This foundation includes the family’s values which provide the basis for their own moral code. Spending time with family shows individuals the value of love, appreciation and open communication.
Defining Family Values
The only successful benchmark to defining family values is to go to the original source and that is God Himself and His word.
Power of a Godly family
When I wrote the Growing Deep and Strong® series, we knew we needed to address this serious issue that is destroying the fabric of society and focus on the family unit by adding a section on how God designed the family unit and the importance of the family unit for the future and wellbeing of society.
I cover the topics in a progressive manner that regardless of the readers age, they will discover how God designed the family unit
It is such a vital topic that our focus on the family unit is discussed over four sessions in the advanced module called “Power of Godly Character”
- Power of Parenthood
- Power of Integrity
- Power of Purity
- Power of a Godly Family
I take the reader on a journey from child to teenager to parent and ultimately grandparents and cover exhaustively what makes a great family work from a biblical point of view which is the original source.
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Carl is a follower of Jesus Christ; Founder and Author of the Christian Discipleship and Leadership program called the Growing Deep and Strong® Series. He is also the Founder and Director of Find Your Destiny™.
His mandate is to be a catalyst and facilitator in developing people who will become leaders and disciplers of others and to create an environment that creates leaders that transform nations.