The Importance of
So we can
see that when there is no father in the
home to serve as a model and a guide for
the sons and to protect his daughters,
and when the mother is not at home to
give those loving kisses, motherly
sympathy and comfort to the children,
then it goes without saying that some of
the prime ingredients necessary in the
healthy development of the human being
the young mind such as these that are
open prey to the unrighteous forces in
society and as a consequence is filling
and overcrowding the prisons and causing
and abundance of babies being born to
babies, this leads to an abundance of
heartache, grief, stress, and
frustration in the home and is in turn
reducing the ranks of emotionally stable
right thinking men and women who would
otherwise make ideal husbands or ideal
wives. We can safely conclude that the
erosion of society is closely tied to
the erosion of the family unit.
Why are there so many homeless children?
Why are there so many emotionally
disturbed men, and women, and children?
What happen to disrupt the healthy
relationships of days gone by?
It is that so-called sexual revolution.
It is in this modern day environment
that unacceptable behavior has become
acceptable to the vast majority of the
people. Destructive societal mores have
replaced constructive societal moral
attitudes. Lifestyles and mental
attitudes that are incompatible with
normal family life have become a common
Today it is not strange to turn on the
radio or television and experience and
articulate person giving a scholarly
discourse on the virtues of the freedom
to pursue and engage in unmarried sexual
intercourse, or common-law shack-ups or
unashamed homosexual relationships.
Every soap opera and most every movie
script is sending one or more of these
messages into the minds of the viewing
public. This in turn is creating a
dangerous precedent for the future of
healthy family unions.
Boyfriend and girlfriend relationships
cannot be confused or compared with
being husband and wife. The difference
being, that boyfriend and girlfriend
relationship is based on temporary
romantic interest, while marriage is
based on a serious meaningful
Any structure that is to endure must be
built on the most solid of foundations.
Family structures are not built on
relationships alone. It is not built on
homosexual relationships, nor common-law
couples who set up temporary play-house
There basic truths must be faced
rationally. When a romantic cohesion
takes place between man and woman, it is
likely over a period of time, to produce
Children born out of wedlock are faced
with a difficult future unless they are
fortunate enough to have their parents
eventually get married or are adopted
into a loving home. The less fortunate
children are placed in adoption centers.
Many of these children have never known
the blessing of being a member of a real
There is a dire need for right mined
people with healthy morals to make their
homes available to these innocent
victims of society. This will help to
maintain and perpetuate the
irreplaceable institution of family.
The survival of the society is
predicated on the survival of the
family. The family is a community which
needs structure to maintain and
perpetuate order. That structure is
similar to a government. The father is
the head or president over the
household. He is the family spokesman.
This is the divine arrangement that has
come to us throughout the history of the
world since record time.
This arrangement is strongly endorsed by
the three major religions, namely
Al-Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
If a family is to be organized, certain
rules and standards must be established.
Such as rule of conduct, types of social
life, financial budgets, religious
activities, mode of behavior in the
home, school involvement and many other
If the husband is wise he will seek
family consultation and participation in
setting some of these rules. Wisdom also
dictates that the husband should
delegate authority to his wife in
establishing household rules, since she
is the one that clearly supervises this
area. Even though the wife may determine
instruction, discipline, dress code,
religious connections and other motherly
responsibilities it is important for her
to remember that she is not the family
leader and that the husband should
eventually have the last word.
Although the husband is the undisputed
leader of the family, the wife plays an
equally important part in leadership
role. She is his supporting star who is
actively involved in all major and many
minor decision making. Her ideas are
suggestions are essential to his home
governing responsibilities. He needs her
support and understanding to effectively
fulfill and maintain his family
leadership obligations. This teamwork is
extremely important in the proper
administration of a household.