For Faith & Family: Changing America by Strengthening the Family

Publisher
Broadman Holman

Author
Dr. Richard Land, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

Central Theme
When marriages fail, families are weakened and when families are weakened, society as a whole feels the impact.

Overview
In a smorgasbord of sociological studies, statistics and biblical references, Land sets out to demonstrate the importance of the family and the advisability of building families according to biblical admonitions.

Beliefs num
–Sociological studies are proving the advisability of the biblical approach to family.
–All of America’s experiments with normalizing premarital sex, infidelity, single parenting, gay relationships are being proven to be destabilizing for society and unsatisfying to the individuals involved in these behaviors.
–Restoring Christian homes and families is the best way Christians can reform American society.

Questions Worth Discussing num
–Do Americans agree that the experiments with alternative definitions of family are failures? Why? Why not?
–How do you explain the fact that Christian values and behaviors seem to be mirroring culture rather than
countering it?
–What does a biblical approach to family look like?
–If it so preferable, why is it so often rejected?

Provocative Quotes byline
–Humanistic thinking started Western Civilization on the dangerous trend of worshipping Man and his material needs as if human life had no higher meaning.
==Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Harvard Commencement 1978.
–The greatest enemy of truth is often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
==John. F. Kennedy.
–A U.S. News poll revealed that 38% of the ¢â‚¬ËœHollywood’ elite worries about how TV portrays premarital sex, while 83% of the public worried.
==Richard Land.

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