The Church the Family Needs
"A family can't stand alone in a morally degraded and hostile environment. So God in His perfect wisdom has given us a community of families - the local Church - to help keep us pure from cultural defilement. The local church is perfectly designed to protect, support and teach each Christian family. Therefore Christian families need the local church. They need sound Biblical teaching. They need to be shown God's wonderful design for the Christian home. They need to see good models of fatherhood and motherhood. They need to be under the disciplinary authority of the church" (136).