What is Family?

Irreplaceable

1h 49min | Documentary | 6 May 2014 (USA)

About the Film

Every member of the human race has the desire for significance—a desire to belong. And the family is where those deepest longings are fulfilled.

Unfortunately, the word “family” has all but lost its meaning in our modern cultural landscape. And the fallout has been significant. Divorce. Crime. Poverty. Addictions. Abuse. Our attempts to redefine and reimagine the family only make these problems worse, not better. When the family is weakened, society suffers. But strong families make the world a better place!

Host Tim Sisarich explores the idea of family with experts around the globe to determine whether the concept of the traditional family is meaningful, or in fact outmoded. A number of outstanding experts and commentators speak on a range of topics, including: loss of marital permanence, untethered sexuality, fatherlessness/decline of men, and anti-natality. To help unpack these issues Tim examines the origins and history of the family structure through an array of lenses and cultures.

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Bible Study: God's Plan for the Family

Families in the Family of God
A 12-part study guide on the biblical understanding of family.

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