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Protecting the Family from the Enemy Within

Posted by Joseph on 6 February, 2013

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Many parents consider themselves satisfied if they succeed in shielding their children from the horrible influences outside the home. They also need to consider the bad influences and distractions that appear inside the bosom of the family home. Parents should give great attention to developing those warm relationships inside an atmosphere of intense affection.

Modern life tends to conspire against these relationships. All too often, families live in the same house but fail to communicate. Family members bring inside the home, the frenetic pace, agitation and busy schedules that rule their lives outside the home.

“Frequently, in the family’s fragmentation,” writes Dr. Peter Whybrow, “members retreat to their own interests — playing video games, watching television, writing e-mails, working on the computer, talking on the telephone — such that the house is no longer a home but a way station to another world.” (Peter C. Whybrow, American Mania: When More is Not Enough, W. W. Norton, New York, 2005, p. 242).

continues at: http://www.returntoorder.org/2013/01/protecting-the-family-from-the-enemy-within/?utm_source=sm-rto&utm_medium=email&utm_content=RTOE0012&utm_campaign=rto_newsletter

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