In the human experience, the family is the first form of government, health care, community and early education an individual will encounter.
This basic social building block is not a recent product of the Western mind nor is it an insignificant concept to be casually discarded. On the contrary it is mankind’s oldest institution, established at the beginning of time and charged with the essential task or raising progeny with the love and discipline needed to responsibly contribute to the betterment of society.
From creation through the millennia this unit of man, woman and child would always be the holistic way that social capital, moral order and ingenuity would be passed to the next generation. It remains the most impactful mechanism by which language, faith and self-concept are imparted to the young and demonstrated by the old.
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This truth is not up for debate; nor shall it submit to recurring trends that exalt the contrary.
The home is the world’s oldest and most important institution. Civilization’s other two great institution’s, the church and the government, find their roots in the nurturing influence and subsequent trajectory of the inhabitants of the home…