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Pastor's Blog: The Church in an Age of Crisis -- Part 4

posted Oct 1, 2013, 1:52 PM by Matt Schmitz

I’ve been sharing with you the 25 “currents” running through our culture. These currents have a profound effect on Christianity and our own walk with Christ. Number’s 11-15 fall into the category of marriage & family.

 

Current #11: Just Not into Marriage

 

The state of marriage is crumbling. In 1960, 72% of adults were married; today, only 52% are married.  Cohabitation is skyrocketing.

 

Current #12: Pornification

 

Porn is now mainstream. The porn industry currently makes more money than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple and Netflix combined.

 

Current #13: Modern Family

 

No other change in public opinion has been as swift as the acceptance of homosexuality. The shift has been breathtaking, and has taken place in less than a generation.

 

Current #14: Regarding Gender

 

Society is becoming genderless – i.e., is increasingly spurning the inherent differences between men & women, boy & girls.

 

Current #15:  The Disappearance of Childhood

 

A new and startling cultural trend is the tendency of children to grow older younger. A leading sociologist says: “Children are being robbed of their innocence, their naiveté, their ability to even be a child.”

 

 

Pastor Dan

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