The Values-less Welfare State

Just a generation ago, the majority of children were raised by a married mother and a father in the same home. Some families were below the “poverty line” and a growing secular government stepped in and awarded more money and food stamps to single parents. This welfare prompted an increase in sexual promiscuity and a decrease in marriage and two-parent families.

Today, the majority of children will face the trauma of divorced or separated parents, at some age before they graduate from college.

Among the many causes for concern is that when a child is raised without both a mother and father in the household, one of the first lessons he or she learns is that commitment is not valued.

Without valuing commitment, children don’t commit to their studies, to society or to relationships. This explains the breakdown of “values” in our society, because when government grows, so do socialism and secularism.

Let’s pray for a return of Bible-based “values” and personal commitment.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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