WHEREAS the family is under constant attack from all areas of life and families are being destroyed at a rapid rate; and
WHEREAS presently one of every two marriages ends in divorce and many others fail to produce happiness and purpose;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we reaffirm our position that marriage is sacred and holy and that our ministers prayerfully and Scripturally counsel engaged couples prior to performing the marriage ceremony; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we urge our families to return to the Scriptural pattern for families, and that they emphasize family love, concern, and communication; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each local church emphasize fami-ly devotions and further, that they allow in their schedules for a weekly family night at home; and that ministers set the example of meaningful family life; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that ministers and members strive to reunite divided homes and salvage troubled marriages for the cause of Christ (56th A., 1976, p. 35).
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