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When you put these two words together, it means that American public will not stand for morality or ethics in their home.
We sure have come a long way, baby. My only question is, how do we get back? Was it really necessary to come this far?
One thing missing in this whole situation is lack of humor in family.
I have come to believe in what I call, "laughter therapy." This is ability to get yourself back into good humor, and believe me, many people are in a bad humor.
As a pastor, I guess I see this side of people more than other professionals. The violence in home today is a reflection of this bad humor. Parents are in danger of being murdered by their own children in their own homes.
Just ask any schoolteacher and he or she will tell you that schoolyard, once filled with excited voices of innocent children at play, is now modern war zone in our country.
People today are filled with rage, and blame rests with home. It is in home people learn skills enabling them to cope with outside world.
The reason so many people are not able to cope with society in general is that they have never learned to cope within confines of modern family unit.
I think that is why God designed family unit as He did.
Try as we might, we can never improve on God's creation. An important thing we need to develop within home environment is ability to laugh.
People do not know how to laugh or what to laugh at. Many are laughing at wrong things.
Laughter is important. God created us with an enormous capacity to laugh. What a shame so many people have yet to discover this great and wonderful gift from God.
It is responsibility of home, I believe, to cultivate a healthy sense of humor. The family that laughs together can face any situation.
As old saying goes, "Laugh and whole world laughs with you; cry and people wonder why you didn't get joke."
The Bible clearly instructs us, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven ... A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance." (Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 KJV.)
The problem with many is that we do not know when to do what.
Again Bible says, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth bones." (Proverbs 17:22 KJV.)
A sick world needs some powerful medicine. It is my conviction that this hilarity begins in home.
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