1. Families are reducing not producing:
In order to reproduce a nation, you have you have 2.1 children per family. The last time I heard America was at 2.3 children per family, mainly due to immigration. Muslims are having children at the rate of 9-19 children per family. They will literally take over the world just by having children.
2. Value of father, mother and child are lost.
How do I know the value of children is lost? Look at the staggering statistics of abortion. 1/3 of college campuses are missing students due to abortion. Many children are being placed in foster homes or put up for adoption.
How do I know the value of women has been lost? Women have been objectified. A woman value is in her ability to produce. Look at how she multiplies everything you give her. If you give her seed, she produces a child. If you give her a house she makes a home if you give her food, she makes a meal, you give her cloth she makes clothes, décor, furniture and much more. As men, we need to ask the question, “What can I give her?” Rather than, “What can she give me (sexually)?”
How do I know the value of men has been lost? Look at the vehement attack on the male authority. A man’s value is in how he protects and provides for the well-being of everyone in his home. Many cartoons and television shows today make fun of the male leadership. God gave the social order to us. Yes, many men have abused this authority but if you have married a man who has your wellbeing at heart sometimes trust or a soft word will give him something to think about.
3. Financial wealth/ Educational progress is more important than Spiritual/Relational/Physical health.
The institution of the family is being delayed because of the priority put on degrees and stable careers.
Today many are trying to start families with college debt (The average college debt being $30,000 -$40,000). Very few adults walk into marriage with a stable trade, debt free and the provision of a home.
4. There is a focus on self rather than the sacrifice and service to the family.
Look at the vanity we have produced today. Life is not about nice homes and cars. We work long hours to afford nice things when all our kids and spouses want is time together. LIFE IS NOT ALL ABOUT YOU (I am writing this calmly but hoping you get the point).
5. Adults are escaping rather than engaging
Put down your phone – give your child your face, your smile and your time. Quit trying to get away and commit to spending one hour with them per day.
6. Spouses are becoming self-sufficient rather than co-dependent.
You may be able to live without sex, but can your spouse? You may be able to live without communicating with another human, but can your spouse? Learn to observe what your spouse needs. Learn each other’s love language, respect each other and for goodness sake be appreciative for even the smallest of actions that are observed.
Written By: Scott Blackmon