Have you ever thought about how much The Family has and changed over the years? What all has changed? What issues are there with these changes? When you really think about it and dig deep, trends in family today are very concerning. Look at it families are smaller, Marriages aren’t lasting as long as they should, fewer are getting married. Marriage is often delayed to an older age and cohabitation has become more common. We are having issues with premarital sex, and there are many single mothers out there. I know a lot of people see these changes as small issues but I truly feel they are critical issues.
Each of these trends shows and contributes to the break down of the family. It seems like everywhere I turn I hear about a family that is falling apart. Why is that? The Family a Proclamation to the World explains how the family is central to our Heavenly Fathers plan. Don’t you think that something that is so central and so sacred would be important to protect? Don’t you think that any problem that would breakdown something so important would be considered a critical issue?
As we were discussing this in class it made me realize how many trends in our society contribute to the breakdown of the family. It made my heart ach a bit. I come from a strong stable family. I can just imagine the pain and hardship that occurs in so many families today.