The family is one of the most basic building blocks of society, and one that constantly develops cultural cracks that must be repaired. We’ve all read the statistics about rising divorce rates and the explosion of single-parents homes—these factors weigh especially heavily on the children who will grow to become our next generations. But Christian families, especially, face additional layers of difficulty—the struggles of maintaining unchanging scriptural values in a culturally dynamic world.
Postmodern American culture demands change. It demands suspicion toward the purpose of family. It demands relativism—the doctrine that truth is not absolute, and is ever changing. Within this culture, religion—often a standard bearer for unchanging, eternal truth—is considered outmoded, even dangerous. Because of this, Christian families face some serious issues—ones which must be faced and dealt with in order to thrive. Take a look at these 5 important issues that Christian families face, and some ideas about how to respond to them.