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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Family Unity

Every one of us belong to a family - the basic but the most important unit of the society. Each one has the responsibility and contributions to make to the family. Every person in the family are different, but we can have a successful and happy family if we all do our share.

of Parents in the family begins with a loving parental relationship that sets an example for the family and extends in a personal way to each child. It will not always free parents from problems and challenges with their children, but it does enable families to cohesively focus on solutions. Both parents see family life as their most important work. In the little kingdom of a family, each spouse freely gives something the other who does not have and without which neither can be complete and return to God’s presence.

Family unity is maintained by sensitive and understanding communication between youth and parents. With this realization, self-mastery and obedience to rules will develop strengths and remove weaknesses from individuals in the family and will strengthen family unity. Be the kind of a family member who is willing to take time to be available. When a family member makes a decision which may be inadequate or improper, do we have the ability and patience to convey the attitude that we don’t agree with his decision but he has the right of choice and is still a loved member of the family? These and many other ills of our society today have their source in the breakdown of the family.Family unity and integrity are necessary to supply this need. A child needs parents who are happy in their relationship to each other, who are working happily toward the fulfillment of ideal family living, who love their children with a sincere and unselfish love, and who are committed to the family’s success. But the activities offered by the world outside the home are not always acceptable; many do not build family unity and a closeness to our Heavenly Father.Family unity, solidarity, and harmony should be preserved. Love, support, and family unity did not come automatically for most of these families but resulted from planning and effort. Parent and child must be willing to put family responsibilities first in order to achieve family's success and happiness.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Profanity can defile our body

Try to ponder these verses before proceeding to the whole article:

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are”1cor3:16:17
“The tongue is a fire, … an unruly evil” that can defile the whole body. James 3:5-6

Profane referred to items not belonging to the church. As a result, "profane" and "profanity" has therefore come to describe a word, expression, gesture, or other social behavior which is socially constructed or interpreted as insulting, rude and vulgar or desecrating or showing disrespect. Other words commonly used to describe profane language or its use include: cuss, curse, derogatory language, swearing, expletive, oath, bad word, dirty word, strong language, irreverent language, obscene language, choice words, and blasphemous language. In many cultures it is less profane for an adult to curse than it is for a child, who may be reprimanded for cursing.

The original meaning of the term was restricted to blasphemy, sacrilege or saying God's name (or an identifier such as "Lord" or "God") in vain. In other words, "Oh my God" is often viewed as unaccepted or offensive amongst Christians. Profanity represented secular indifference to religion or religious figures, while blasphemy was a more offensive attack on religion and religious figures, and considered sinful. Profanities in the original meaning of blasphemous profanity are part of the ancient tradition of the comic cults, which laughed and scoffed at the deity or deities.

A common form of profanity is the desecration of the name of Deity. However, a good example alone is often not a cure for profanity. It is an evidence of a diseased soul. We know that the brain controls what words are spoken, but when we or our children allow a profanity to find a place in our vocabularies, the profanity, and not the brain, often seems to be in control. Profanity is a cyclic problem.

Some of the targets of these words have however attempted to reclaim them and reduce their power as insults. Words that are said in order to make someone or something look or feel bad. Cursing is a type of bad word usage.

The offensiveness or perceived intensity or vulgarity of the various profanities can change over time, with certain words becoming more or less offensive as time goes on. For example, in modern times the word piss is usually considered mildly vulgar and somewhat impolite.

Profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures, as well as immoral jokes, are offensive to the Lord and to others. If friends and acquaintances use profanity, we can good-naturedly encourage them to choose other words. Profanity also takes its toll on the one who uses it. Profanity leads to more ungodliness because the Spirit of the Lord withdraws and the profane are left without guidance.
There is no need for any of us to use profanity. Profanity is more than just untidy language, for when we profane we relate to low and vulgar words the most sacred of all names.Today, probably more than in any other period of history, we find more profanity and vulgarity being used. Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.

The increase of profanity and vulgarity in music, books, television, and movies serves as a commentary on our times.

Another kind of profanity is a group of four-letter words that are commonly used in anger, frustration—and even, sad to say, everyday speech, even among our young people, there is an evil and growing habit of profanity and the use of foul and filthy language. Profanity and crudeness do not exalt; they defile. Too often we hear profanity expressed by coaches and other adults who should be role models.