The family is the basic social unit of any society. Therefore, as the family goes, so goes the nation. This was the topic (and title) of a recent book I co-authored with Elizabeth Youmans and Jill Thrift. Church-based community and social transformation must begin with the truth about marriage and family.
The revival of pagan culture has restored pagan sexuality as the sexual norm. Damon Linker, Senior Correspondent at the Week magazine, recently wrote an article titled “What Religious Traditionalists Can Teach Us About Sex.” He lays the blame for the erosion in sexual norms on the sexual revolution of the 1960s
Family and marriage and children … all God’s inventions, all important to him, all vital to the health of communities and nations. Is there a purpose to marriage beyond the latest cultural fad? A purpose that transcends romance and harmonious relationships, however worthy these may be? Today the waves of cultural forces
The nuclear family must be destroyed … Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process,” says author and woman’s rights activist Linda Gordon. She is joined in that view by author and feminist activist Robin Morgan: “We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women
Recently I was in Peru teaching on my book, Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women in Building Healthy Cultures. I talked a lot about the home. Near the end of the week, a woman approached with a surprising observation. She felt I had mostly been talking about doing dishes, sweeping floors,
The family is one theme we write about regularly here at Darrow Miller and Friends. For example, recently we published, “Nations in Disorder – From Where Shall Help Come?” which included this paragraph: There is growing disorder in our societies across the spectrum of the human community. At one end
In his book, The Tragedy of American Compassion, Marvin Olasky suggests seven marks of compassion. Taken together these add powerfully to our view and practice of biblical social justice. Social Justice and Affiliation The first mark is affiliation, defined by Webster’s 1828 as “adoption; association in the same family or