Portrait of a Christian Family
In His Presence: The Lord bless you... may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life (Psalms 128:5)
Statistics tell us that over half of the couples that get married today will also get divorced. For the African-American community, this figure is even more sobering. Over 70 percent of our children will grow up in broken homes, and chances are they will grow up without a father.
We quickly see why the subject of the family is so important. God created us to be a part of a family. We are His children—members of His family—and our home is not broken. You and I are loved unconditionally. God's love for us is eternal. It does not change and will not fade.
It doesn't matter if you are married, single, divorced or widowed, God is your heavenly Father and he has promised never to leave you. This truth should add a tremendous amount of security to your life, especially when you live devoted to Him and not to yourself.
Sadly, when couples put their own interests ahead of their vows to God and their love for one another, something is bound to give, and it usually is their marriage. It falls apart, leaving deep feelings of resentment and sorrow.
When people do not feel loved, a deep sorrow can fill their hearts that often leads to anger and acts of violence. How can you help? It all begins with unconditional love—God's love within you, poured out to those around you.
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Preservation of the family is critical to our welfare---individually and as a nation.