Family issues continue to attract the attention of even the business newspaper "The Wall Street Journal."
For example, it was recently reported that married men commit far less violence toward their spouses than single and divorced men commit toward women with whom they're involved. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that unmarried, pregnant women are four times more likely to be abused by their boyfriends than married pregnant women are by their husbands. A stable marriage in which both natural parents are present also means a safer environment for the children.
The Journal goes on to say that the place to start with transformation of this domestic violence scourge is with the individual. You change the man, you change the family. You change the family, you change the community. You change the community, you change the nation.
By the way, changing people is what God’s power is all about: change in the real world, in real people, that makes a difference in their everyday culture.
Changing people is what God’s power is all about!
[Jesus said] "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:13-16 TNIV).
About the Author
Dr. Faulkner was the very first person of note and influence who shared his content with us at HEARTLIGHT.org
beginning in 1996.
Paul Faulkner taught on the Abilene Christian University campus full-time for 35 years. He was honored in 1982 as the university’s Teacher of the Year. He has written several books and was a much sought-after speaker and seminar leader along with his Marriage Enrichment partner, Dr. Carl Brecheen. Dr. Faulkner mentored many ministers and church leaders, shared his loving homespun humor and wisdom through many channels, and endeared himself to thousands. Our dear friend and mentor went to be with the Lord in 2022, but his legacy lives on in the lives of those he touched and made better.
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