Posts Tagged ‘family’

Am I putting a “Facebook thumbs-up like” on the couple below? No. Biblical marriage does NOT need a Facebook-like. Nothing can be added to the perfection of the family unit as the cornerstone of society. It has always been & remains the gold standard in many social studies as sociologists would tell you. Check out the audio for two examples.

For tips on durability of marriage see here & here.

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AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing – The Briefing 10-02-13. Listen to full audio here.

In Japan more diapers are being sold for senior adults than for babies.

What is the greater clear & present danger? Global warming or the social & economic impact of an aging population … world-wide? This is uncharted territory in human history. Is there any real effort to explore the extent of the problem by government & attempt to address it – even to half the extent of the climate change issue? …or is the demographic winter destiny the liberal-devised-retribution for following Genesis 1:28?

The following command will not be invalidated, superseded or proven wrong until the end of the age. People will make their own demographic, environmental & political plans – supposedly to improve life on earth, but they are not capable to interpolate, over a mere 50 years, the effects of changes to social norms & policies brought about by conditioning by social influence systems; including TV, movies & government.

Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it.” (Genesis 1:28 NLT)

Brief audio discussion below.

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AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing – The Briefing 10-01-13. Listen to full audio here.

Men are increasingly disengaging with society in three important ways. Many are failing to “grow up” for a few reasons.

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They think they are getting an increasingly bad deal & they are being turned from the hero of the home to the Homer of the home. Media portrayal of men is 70% negative. Being the “idiot dad” is somehow less attractive to men than being respected as the head of the household.

Is it patriarchy pay-back time? Is it a male pity-party?

Men and women are not designed to compete, they are designed to be complimentary. Yes, men & women are different. The world fights against that concept at its own peril & for no good reason.

Consider the detailed discussion in the audio below for a more complete picture.

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AlbertMohler.com – Thinking in Public – A Culture increasingly Hostile to Men? A Conversation with Psychologist Helen Smith. Listen to full audio here.

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So it’s confirmed, even by the Wall Street Journal – family mealtime is critically important. Many indicators show this & it is as clear as can be – and even has a cumulative benefit. Funny (or sad) how plain truths like this take so long to be “scientifically proven”. Listen to audio above for more details.

How many other plain truths are we holding back on for “scientific certification” before we’ll give it our full commitment? …if this plays a part at all. Maybe the “scientism culture” isn’t so much something that people would be allied behind if it actually presents an “inconvenient truth”?

AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing 09-24-13. Listen to full audio here.

What if your most valuable, character-building day in your entire life was the day you went fishing with your dad & your dad’s journal is found many years later, with the entry for that day as: “Went fishing with my son today. A day wasted.

May God help us to value the things we may see as “little”, but mean the world to our “little ones”!

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Line of Fire Radio – “It Only Takes One”. Listen to full audio here.

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Cities, on average, are bad for people, that much I intuitively knew for some time – and that not just because of traffic & crime, or even stress. If you’re unconvinced, remember this post. Maybe you’ll rethink your position one day. Yes, I’m deeply convinced about this.

The following goes some way towards proving that thought. Economically, cities make sense of course, but then again that part is all about the money & greed. Like we know, “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” Even if you are not Biblically-minded, you can, hopefully, still see the truth of the quote above – even if you have to ignore the mention of “faith”.

Sadly, however, the balance has shifted so significantly that urbanization isn’t something that can be reversed in the bigger scheme of things. Much is likely only due to what people aspire to … and the difficulty in toning down our expectations to gain the more ‘invisible’ benefits in life.

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Audio source: AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing.

Extract from article here.

For years, liberal newspapers used to be worried about the horrors of a “population explosion” (as was the implacable Anne Ehrlich, author in 1968, with her husband Paul, of the infamous “The Population Bomb”, which for 1980 predicted the extinction of whales, and the transformation of the UK into a desolate land).

Today, the same media wonder if Europe is really “going to survive.” At this time the answer is no. The collapse has begun. Nihilism thrives in Europe. (more…)