I read and read, over and over, regarding any subject on any given day. But the one subject that always comes to the forefront of my mind, is family. When you come from a large family, one can not help but think about what position we all play to keep the family together in a complete unit.
I will never understand everyone’s position at times on different subjects but I do think when it comes to support or need, a family should and must be there, unconditionally for each other. Yes, I know there will be those who disagree with that, but giving support to each other does not mean, giving control to another. We can support without control. Support is done without expecting anything in return, control is down with one sided expectations. There lies the damage done.
From the king James version to the new American standard 1977 plus more bibles, it is written with regards to ..’family’
“If anyone doesn’t take care of his own relatives, especially his immediate family, he has denied the Christian faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
The family is created with the love of the Creator. Marriage within the house of the Creator, church or common-law between man and woman is essential for His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth and to be reared by a father and a mother who honour each others position, as father, as mother, with complete fidelity when coupled. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Creator, which is set on a stone of RESPECT.
A family that is happy 80% of the time, is maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities, such as gatherings over a feast, outdoor activities, away from all forms of media, which is getting back to basics, enjoying the simple things in life with each other whenever possible..
For the most part, whether together or apart, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners when it comes to the rearing of the children they brought into this world. Disability, death, or other circumstances may change needs for individuals at times, but all family and extended families should lend support when needed.
It is warned in the bible, by Creator, over and over, that individuals, who abuse spouse(S) or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before the Creator.
We all must not sit in silence with it comes to holding every citizen, and officers of government responsible to promote respect first and foremost and take the measures needed to maintain and strengthen the family as the greater unit of society.
Because once the family begins to break apart, what else is there?