Once upon a time, the building block of society known as the family was influenced by parents, the church and the extended family. There was safety in this and apart from some exceptions, children grew up to be more or less like their parents. Hardworking, diligent people of integrity produced the same character in their children and the Christian principles found in Scripture strengthened the community as a whole.
Today things are vastly more complex and the myriad of influences that hurtle towards the family can determine the rise or fall of this institution.
Here are a few 'family shapers': How much is your family shaped by them?