If we can’t hear the trumpet, how shall we prepare for the battle? The trumpets are deafening and America seems oblivious to the disturbing warning signs. With world addiction ravaging one in three U.S. households, we need to hear more than how to legalize drugs. With the misfortunes of fatherless homes being visited on the heads of our children, we need to hear more than increasing funding for Planned Parenthood. And with the trumpets sounding loudly and clearly that 63 percent of America’s suicide rate, 71 percent of its high school dropout rates and 85 percent of its prison population are a direct result of fatherless or single-parent homes, we need to hear more than increased educational funding and same-sex marriage.
We need ears that hear, eyes that see and hearts that understand that we live in perilous times. Business as usual is no longer an option. Dr. Oz made this startling observation: “Indiana’s tenfold increase in deaths from heroin overdoses, as well as the rise in child abuse and neglect related to substance abuse ... has many looking for a new direction.”
Divorce and undermining the sanctity and dignity of the home was a chief reason for the fall of the Roman Empire.
Morris Bastian, Boise