The cultural idea of family has changed dramatically in the past several years. The divorce rate is falling, but so is the marriage rate. Same-sex marriage is legal, and single-parent homes are commonplace. Cohabitation before, or instead of, marriage has increased steadily over the past 50 years. Our society encourages everyone to embrace all different types of families, and we often wonder: Is God’s design for the family still relevant to us today?
Be assured, God created marriage. It is not a man-made social construct that we have evolved beyond. Satan has been trying to destroy it ever since the Garden. But families are the foundation of human society and a reflection of God Himself. Even today, God’s Word gives us the principles we need to be able to build strong families that honor Him.