What is a family this seems like such a simple question, obviously a family is those who you are related to by biological definitions, but what about step parents, adoptive families and much more.
The love of god and the love of family (not only our individual families but also our community families) are the hydraulic jacks that we need to lift us up let us all go to battle to recapture and secure our families so that the tradition will live on.
Following a survey of the secularization thesis, eberstadt offers three chapters in defense of her “family factor” theory she begins by arguing for empirical links among marriage, childbearing, and religiosity her argument begins with an article by w bradford wilcox (“as the family goes,” first things 173) in which he offers three reasons why church attendance is connected to. There has been a deterioration of family values and a breakdown of the family unit, a trend where a mother was not at home to take care of her children, monitor their behavior, help with the homework and discipline when and where necessary. If something is in a state of deterioration, it's getting worse a crumbling old house with a caved-in roof and foot-tall weeds growing through the deck is going through deterioration.
There is a much debate over whether the deterioration of the american family is the result of extrinsic factors, such as poverty, racial discrimination, and unemployment or the result of being raised in dysfunctional families with poorly educated mothers and.
Many observers of contemporary american family life view current sociodemographic and psychological trends in family affairs with alarm, as evidence of an irrev are families deteriorating or changing.