Tuesday, April 23, 2013

take a stand


"A family should be composed of one husband, one wife, and their children.  Do you agree or disagree?"

Elise's Bible teacher staged a walking debate for her class.  As he made various controversial statements, the students took their places under signs in the room labeled: "Strongly Agree," "Not Sure," and "Strongly Disagree." 

In the wake of all the recent news coverage regarding the definition of family, Elise was staggered to see many of the Korean students strongly disagree with this statement about the traditional composition of family.

Until the teacher asked them to defend their position.  Their response was, "What about the grandparents?"

5 comments:

Kay @ The Church Cook said...

Ha, love it! Yes, grandparents play very strong roles in Korea. :)

Rosalie said...

Ohhh! Beautiful. Asians are so respectful of, close to, and loving to their grandparents. A great example to us Westerners. Maybe that's where the breakdown of the family started in the West? Just a thought. So much want to line up with God's heart!

us5 said...

i knew you would appreciate that one, Kay. :D

us5 said...

♥ amen...desiring to be people after God's own heart...

Choate Family said...

One of my favorite things about the Melanesian culture is the role of the extended families. It's very common to have three of four generations living in one house. Grown siblings almost always live next door, and the generations mingle, teach, encourage each other so beautifully!