“…A family is not complete without both parents in residence….”

Value of a Family…vs…Family values?  What’s the difference?  Well, from a layman’s approach; I suggest that the term “Value of a Family” is almost extinct.  What we grew up knowing in my family was that we actually had a family…small though it was.  On the other hand, FAMILY VALUES is possible no matter the size of the family unit.  Today, the family-unit is, too often, just a Mother and a number of children. We ought to call “it” the Value of a IN-COMPLETE family.  A family is not complete without both parents in residence.  A Family-Value is that certain condition that exudes “values” from whatever number of family members are there, to instill such values.  So, to me, FAMILY-VALUES trumps the Value of a Family; while both are extremely important.  I came from a very small and scattered family, and my wife came from a very large and local family.  Her family became mine; and their values over-layed those values that my Mother instilled in me.  Even though my own Mother married four times, and my father six; my Mother instilled in me values that govern my life, still, today. Ephesians 6:1-2 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise.  …Blessings…cjlb…1/3/14

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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