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Resolution On Family Relationships

WHEREAS, The family has been ordained by God as a means of bringing order to human society, continuing the race, and providing enriched fellowship and emotional nurture for all people; and

WHEREAS, The New Testament plainly teaches the beauty and value of a love-filled monogamy; and

WHEREAS, Many people are desperately searching for a restoration of happiness and fulfillment in their family relationships; and

WHEREAS, The family models presented in the mass media are too often unhealthy and too seldom in keeping with God’s intentions for family life; and

WHEREAS, Many people turn to divorce as an early solution to problems that could and should be solved in other ways;

Therefore be it RESOLVED, That we affirm our conviction that the restoration of happy and biblical family relationships is one of the most critical moral imperatives of our time, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we urge the appropriate agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention to give top priority to providing resources for Christian family living, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we seek to practice, and encourage others to practice, biblical family relationships which reflect Christ’s love, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we urge churches not only to proclaim that monogamy is Christ’s teaching for marriage but also to provide compassionate help for couples who fact marital problems.