“When children, ages 3-8, of divorcing parents were placed in a “well-stocked playroom with two fully furnished dollhouses, puppets, drawing materials, toy guns and soldiers . . . almost all of the young children pushed the two dollhouses together and placed the mother and father dolls in the same bed” (Wallerstein, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: Report of a 25-Year Study, 4).
I believe God has wired all of us for family from the wombs in which we were knit together. It’s part of our DNA to love and be loved. Jesus affirmed the greatest commandment in which the Law and the Prophets depend – to love (Matt. 22:36-40). God has designed family to teach us about His kingdom and the roles that mom, dad, and our sibling’s play to teach us about Himself. No wonder why there is such an attack on marriage and family.
In the 25 year study I quoted above, the central discovery is “parental divorce impacts detrimentally the capacity to love and be loved within a lasting, committed relationship.” It attacks the very purpose we were born. Perhaps you see how strategic this attack has been – it’s an attack on God and the very purpose of His children. The good news is our God is a redeemer and blended families provide an opportunity to redeem what the enemy has stolen. Join us in our Blended Family Workshop to begin restoring the years that the locusts have eaten (Joel 2:25)!