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New Video Series Explores the Truth about Marriage and Family

family bookThe 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. Yet for years now, Christian fathers and pastors in the West have neglected to teach the powerful, profound truth about marriage and family. As a result, the prevailing culture has effectively been “discipling the church” on this subject rather than the other way around. The recent Supreme Court decision creating a constitutional right to so-called “same sex marriage” is a tragic result of this neglect.

This simply cannot continue. As followers of Christ, we have a duty not only to understand the truth about marriage and family, but to incarnate this truth in our marriages and families by God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit. We desperately need to teach our children these truths as well, for they are increasingly and forcefully being exposed to cultural lies and distortions about this topic. We have a duty to help protect and guide them in the truth in the face of this pressure.

Thankfully, a number of powerful new resources are coming available to help us in this task. Here is one I can’t recommend highly enough.  A series of short You-Tube videos called Humanum. Here is the trailer.

The videos are artistically done, with high production value. They feature teachers and thought-leaders from around the world, and are deeply moving in their beautiful presentation of the various facets of this topic such as the complimentarity of male and female, and the theological, social and cultural implications of marriage and family.

Do yourself a huge favor, and take time to watch and discuss these videos with your children.

– Scott Allen


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Scott Allen serves as president of the DNA secretariat office. After serving with Food for the Hungry for 19 years in both the United States and Japan, working in the areas of human resources, staff training and program management, he teamed up with Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt to launch the DNA in 2008. Scott is the author of Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide: A Call to Wholistic Life and Ministry and co-author of several books including, As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation: Principles and Practices for Building Healthy Families. His most recent book is Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice. Scott lives with his wife, Kim, in Bend, OR. They have five children.