What we need most in this life is someone to love and someone to love us. The best place to find love is the family.
We also need to have a purpose in life, to be able to do something for someone else, to be able to do some good in this world. The best place to do good to those we really love is the family.
We also need to have a place in our life where we can feel free to be ourselves, to feel comfortable and secure. The best place to find security and freedom to be ourselves is the family.
When we are young, we need a home where we can feel loved, accepted, and secure as we mature physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. The best place to help children develop their capabilities to the fullest is the family.
Hopefully, the current negative climate surrounding the family will evolve into one that reverses the present decline and restores the family to its former position as a fundamental and indispensable building block of society. It is essential that the family survive as a strong, respected institution in which parents have a secure environment in which to carry out their most important obligation, greatest responsibility, and most sacred privilege, that of rearing their children.
In the meantime, loving parents will continue to love, support, nurture, protect, and guide each other, and their children. The best method of countering the negative forces weakening the family as an institution is to show those around them an example of the fact that the family is the best way to assure the future of their children, of our society, and of our country.
Family matters matter!