Because of the ignorance and self-centeredness of religious institutions, our culture is awash with sex education from the Left. But on a deeper level, religions are tongue-tied about sex because God has been tongued-tied. He has had to care for children whose ancestors left in the custody of the god of this world, the lord of selfish love. Satan is the original child abuser, and abused children have a hard time being true parents and making healthy families.
“Abused children have a hard time being true parents.“
The great religions call for sexual discipline and faithful marriage, and people of faith and conscience seek a way forward. God is building upon these efforts with new hope today.
Expectations for Creating A+ Family
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Discover a quick fix for every marriage counseling problem.
Every person and every marriage is unique. There are no magical cures. It takes effort and faith. Most importantly, the partners must have a commitment to save the marriage. What we can do is provide godly reasons to make and keep that commitment, by teaching and modeling God’s plan for marital love. Paraphrasing Proverbs, where there is no vision, the marriage perishes.
“Science deals with effects, and we need to work on the cause.“
Learn how to legislate healthy marriages.
We should have good laws, but laws are external, and marriage is an affair of the heart. Laws are ineffective because sex is personal and private. And prohibition can increase attraction. The serpent began with criticism of a law: “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Even God could not legislate a healthy marriage. Laws are guidelines, not guarantees. Love is stronger than law.
Look backwards to a golden age in the past.
The past led to today. It contained a lot of problems, elements both good and bad. The good were not enough to solve the bad, and the problems have festered. Ecclesiastes tells us, “Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’ For it is not wise to ask such questions.” We learn from the past, identify what was good about it and change what was wrong.
Encounter a new psychological or sociological theory.
Scientific theories and research give us helpful information. But science deals with effects, and we need to work on the cause. Science is what we can do, but our answer comes from God.
Next, what you can expect.
(References: Proverbs 29:18; Genesis 3:1; Ecclesiastes 7:10.)