Included in this week’s issue:
The Haves and Have Nots
Up until 1950 or so, if a family man had full time employment, he and his family were not likely to live in poverty. A full-time job determined social security.
From 1950 till about to about the early 1970s, if a man had at least a high school education and some college under his belt, he was likely to be able to provide well for his family. Education was the dividing line between the haves and have-nots.
From the 1970s to today, it is not employment or education that protects a family from poverty, but the nature of the family itself. The overwhelming majority of children living in unmarried households – single, divorced, cohabiting – are likely to live in poverty. Those living with their married mother and father are extremely unlikely to do so.
SOURCE: Marriage for the 99%, Christianity Today
- What is the most encouraging development you are seeing in the Church today?
- What is the most discouraging development you are seeing?
Now, pick two colleagues and tell one why their answer is wrong and the other why their answer is correct. Mix it up and have fun!
Wisdom from the Ages:
Man would rather receive the salvation of God than the God of salvation.
-George MacDonald, The Voice of Job