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Love, Health, and Faith in Family Life


“In the 19th century the problem was the death of God: in the 20th century the problem is the death of man” (Eric Fromm). Unfortunately, Fromm saw no connection between the two facts. The “death of God” leads sooner or later to the “death of man”. Self-deification, with its accompanying entourage of narcissism, leads to sheer individualism. A colossal crisis in relationships is one of its main outcomes. In the midst of this arid moral landscape we need to regain the biblical view of relationships in general and within the family in particular. What are the hallmarks of relationships according to God´s design? What is a healthy family?