Do you remember that Mother Goose nursery rhyme that went like this? “Humpty dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again.” What does it mean? That is debatable, but many believe it means once certain things break, no one can restore it to what it used to be. For us, one question is whether we can ever fix the pervasive problem of broken families; whether we can create loving and nurturing homes where children can grow to be responsible adults. It is true that cultures change, but the need for wholesome home environment for children cannot change. It is why the Bible urges parents to love their children and to teach them moral values — while they are young. It is why the Bible instructs children to honor and obey their parents. In Ephesians 6:1, the Apostle Paul tells fathers, “Do not provoke your children to anger by the way that you treat them.” And in Titus 2: 4, he tells mothers to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands.” The goal is to create a loving and wholesome home where everyone can grow, physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and volitionally — a place where the whole person can develop into the likeness of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
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