Nevertheless, disregard for God’s will has become so rampant that maintaining sexual purity until marriage is very unusual. Indeed, remaining a virgin even throughout one’s teenage years is an oddity. Living together as husband and wife, but without being married, even raising children within that relationship, is so common these days that it hardly draws notice. Adultery is excused, explained away, even sanctioned as a means of finding happiness. Marriage has become a throw-away commodity. The result of all this has been a catastrophic degrading of the basic family structure.
The home is at the heart of the development and maintenance of a society’s character. There is no viable substitute. Children grow up in dysfunctional homes not knowing what a solid, loving family and home look like. They don’t have the benefit of living in an environment where they can constantly observe a loving husband/wife relationship. Often, they grow up not knowing what it is to be a man, or a lady. As they become adults, it’s no wonder that their lives end up reflecting the mess in which they grew up.
The morality, strength and stability of our culture and society are spiraling downward at an increasingly alarming rate. We are moving toward a point of critical mass, if we have not already reached it, where there will not be enough stable homes training children to take their places as stable, productive adults to insure the ongoing stability of our nation.
The problem can be traced, largely, to the careless, irresponsible way we’ve come to look at marriage. If the home is at the heart of a strong culture, marriage is at the heart of a strong home. As a society we’ve taken a wonderful blessing from God and really messed it up royally…