“…she learned that she was going to have a baby by God's Holy Spirit. Joseph decided to quietly call off the wedding…The angel said, "Joseph, the baby that Mary will have is from the Holy Spirit. Go ahead and marry her.” Matthew 1:18-20 (CEV)
No doubt that in today's society one of the issues that are often faced it is a high divorce rate, abandonment, single parent etc. and is very unfortunate that in a civilized society these situations are growing in a daily basis. Creating with these other type of situations known as Blended Families, and sometimes this reality it is very difficult to accept especially for those who have a conservative mindset because they think when those situations arise; they degrade the foundations of the family as they know it.
However, something that in no way can be ignored is that “About 75 percent of the 1.2 million Americans who divorce each year eventually remarry.” So this is something that will somehow affect not only at the society level, but also will affect the individual that the only thing they want is to start a quiet life than they had before, creating families of different backgrounds that when they getting together this will create another household in a vast society.
But even in the Bible we can see in certain way what happen in the case related to Joseph, in having to raise a child that was not his, and not knowing that he would be the temporary-human chosen stepfather of the savior who would bring the salvation and redemption for all mankind.
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, Blended Families are defined as: “a family that includes children from a previous marriage of the wife, husband, or both parents.” So here it is observed that when two families come...
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...ou must sincerely love each other, because love wipes away many sins.” 1 Peter 1:8 (CEV) This way will show that with God all things are possible.
If society rejects those who somehow try to build their lives again, it is the responsibility of the Church to lend a helping hand that can help them in their new challenges, and never forgetting what Pastor Ryan Rush said that: “all our homes are broken, so we need the grace of God.”
Many other things must be learned amid the new challenges that modern society brings, the pray to God it is necessary to open the eyes of those who are still blind to this reality. “A blended family is a family, first and foremost. The more parenting experiences you gain, the more mistakes you make and learn from, the better you become at being a parent, stepparent, and spouse. The result? A happier, well-adjusted, well-blended family.”
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