Preparing for the Summer of 2013

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Summer is upon us, again.  But this summer has the potential to be different. In addition to the normal summer themes of heat, vacations, what to do with the kids, hurricanes and other storms, there is a growing cultural instability that is about to reach critical mass. The supreme court will rule sometime next month regarding same-sex marriage. Regardless of the decision that is reached turmoil will follow. Apart from a massive turning to Christ, we must accept the reality that our culture views marriage as a relic of the past.

The human race was founded on the building block of marriage. God gave the creation mandate in Genesis 1:26-28 to male and female with the command to go forward and occupy and control the earth. Genesis 2:20-25 shows that the marriage of male and female would provide the structure to subdue the earth for the glory of God.

The stability of society is directly connected to marriage. (Just to be clear, single folks also draw their stability from having marriage be the social cornerstone.)  Discard the biblical concept of marriage and chaos will result. Humans are not designed to function socially apart from marriage being the primary social building block.

Parents you must begin to prepare your children to live in a culture that believes marriage is an obsolete institution. In the next several posts we will look at how Proverbs 4:20-27 will help you get ready for the summer of 2013.


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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.