Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Traditional Family is an Anomaly?

Currently, 54 percent of kids in this country don't live in a home with two heterosexual parents in their first marriage, according to a recent Pew Research report...It's important to keep in mind that what many define as 'traditional' is based on a 1950s-style family,' Gretchen Livingston, Senior Researcher at Pew and author of the study, told HuffPost in an email. "But in many ways, the 1950s and early 1960s were an anomaly, especially in terms of the fact that people were marrying quite young and also having relatively large families."  For perspective, 73 percent of American kids lived in a "traditional" family home in 1960, while only 9 percent lived with an unmarried parent. {source}

An anomaly is defined as "a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form." So traditional families with a mother, father, and many children is a deviation from what families should look like. Do you realize how FAR from God's Truth our 'intelligent' society has fallen? It absolutely sickens me.

Brandon McGinley wrote a great piece on this same topic and concludes ~

"Lifestyle liberalism" is nothing more than consumerism of persons and experiences. And while adults like Marcotte are too busy back-patting {and Lord only know what else} to notice, children are falling in a culture hostile to their wants, needs, and existence.

Heather Barwick was raised by two mothers. She loves both of them. She loves all the homosexuals in her life but she knows it was not right.

I grew up surrounded by women who said they didn't need or want a man. Yet, as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy. It is a strange and confusing thing to walk around with this deep-down unquenchable ache for a father, for a man, in a community that says that men are unnecessary. There were times I felt so angry with my dad for not being there for me, and then times I felt angry with myself for even wanting a father to begin with. There are parts of me that still grieve over that loss today.

 Gay marriage doesn't just redefine marriage, but also parenting. It promotes and normalizes a family structure that necessarily denies us something precious and foundational. It denies us something we need and long for, while at the same time tells us that we don't need what we naturally crave. That we will be okay. But we're not. We're hurting.

But children of same-sex parents haven't been given the same voice. It's not just me. There are so many of us. Many of us are too scared to speak up and tell you about our hurt and pain, because for whatever reason it feels like you're not listening. That you don't want to hear. If we say we are hurting because we were raised by same-sex parents, we are either ignored or labeled a hater. {This makes me want to weep.}

Our society is destroying children. Many fewer are being born because of abortion and birth control. Way too many are not being raised by their mother but by strangers in day care while their mothers go off to work. Then they are put into government run schools all day long for all of their growing up years. Finally, they attend liberal universities where they are indoctrinated further into the ways of humanism and partying. It's amazing any grow up to be godly, hard-working and loving adults.

Our society has completely redefined marriage, family, when life begins, what women need to be fulfilled {careers}, etc. in order to make adults who want to live the way they please without thinking about the children and end up destroying generations of children's lives. It's truly heart breaking. The most innocent are hurt the most in our society's quest for self-fulfillment and doing away with all 'intolerance' or 'judging others' unless, of course, it lines up with the Word of God.

Friends, we are a remnant. God tells us this. We walk on a narrow path but our path leads to joy, peace, and life, abundant and free. Forget about pleasing yourself. Please the Lord, do things His way and enter into the joy of your salvation through God's Spirit who works mightily within you. Your children need you to do this. Your grandchildren need you to do this. Future generations are counting on us.

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7:13,14

*** The picture is my 84 year old Mom and Dad and me with my two sisters; a traditional family. My parents have ten grandchildren. Eight of them are married to godly spouses who love Jesus. They also have two, almost three grandbabies who are being raised in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. We NEED godly generations and it can begin with YOU!