Current state of the family.
A. Family values
What are Family Values?
There are several lists, but they generally all include the following:
1. Promotion and support of traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
2. Opposition to all attempts to re-define marriage away from the one man/one woman model.
3. Opposition to sex outside of marriage.
4. Support of a complementarian view of role relations in the home.
5. Belief that parents should have the final say in raising and educating their children.
6. Opposition to legalized abortion on demand.
7. Belief in the sanctity and primacy of the home.
B. Original Design vs. Current Breakdown
1. Two-career families
2. Single-parent families
3. Blended families
4. Proliferation of no-fault divorce
6. Infant day care
7. Latchkey children
8. The rise of same-sex marriage
Like John Denver we’re “coming home to a place he'd never been before.”
In 1986, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan and his 14-year-old brother were searching the streets for spare change in their home city of Berhanpur, India. Saroo's older brother Guddu wandered beyond the station and Saroo fell asleep waiting for his brother's return. A few hours later, Saroo woke up 1,500 kilometers away, in Calcutta, eons away from his home and family. He survived on the streets for weeks, was taken into an orphanage, and was adopted by an Australian family and grew up in Hobart, Tasmania.
Twenty-six years later, he found his way back to his hometown with the help of Google Earth. An article explained Saroo's journey back home:
In 2011, using vague memories and Google Earth imagery, Saroo identified his home town. Using the ruler feature in Google Earth, he mapped out a search radius by making an educated guess about how far he traveled by train. After countless hours of scouring this area of Google Earth imagery, he came upon a proverbial needle in a haystack. Saroo spotted one vague landmark that led him to the next, helping him unlock a five-year-old child's memories. He eventually spotted a neighborhood, street, and tin roof that looked familiar.
In Saroo's words, "It was just like being Superman. You are able to go over and take a photo mentally and ask, 'Does this match?' And when you say, 'No,' you keep on going and going and going."
In 2012, Saroo embarked on a trip from Australia back to India. Once he arrived, he shared his story with locals, who helped him find his way back home to his mother and surviving brother and sister. Twenty-six years after accidentally leaving home, he finally found his way back.
1Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. Luke 19:1-4 (NKJV)