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Ryan Bombeger and family. Photo: Instagram.

Author traces many societal problems to abandonment of God’s plan for families

Many of society’s problems can be traced to the breakdown of the nuclear family, a prominent Christian author and speaker says.

“Higher abortion rates, higher high-school dropout rates, lower employment rates, higher violence, higher imprisonment rates,” Ryan Bomberger says. “The fallout is so devastating from the absence of fathers. So we’re huge on talking about intact families with married mothers and fathers. And those are the environments where children flourish the best.”

The reason the family is constantly under assault by the unbelieving world, he said, is because it reflects God’s heart for humanity.

“He created this construct of family with a married mother and father to where we all best flourish,” Bomberger told CBN News. “And, of course, the world’s going to attack that. You’ve got movements, like even the Black Lives Matter movement. They want to dismantle the Western civilization’s concept or construct of family.”

Scripture is clear in its prescription for the nuclear family. In the beginning, God aid, “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18), and later added, “A man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24)

The attack against the biblical structure of the family is devastating, Bomberger said. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which resulted in the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling granting nationwide legal protection for abortion, many of those perceived attacks have shifted against adoption, he said

“They’re not better off being adopted?” Bomberger asked. “So what? They’re better off dead? That’s an insane sort of mindset.”

Bomberger, who cofounded The Radiance Foundation alongside his wife, Bethany, has written several books on cultural issues such as gender identity and civil rights. According to its website, the foundation’s mission is to “illuminate that every human being has inherent and equal worth, educate about culture-shaping issues, and motivate people to put truth and love into action.” Describing himself as an “agitator,” Bomberger uses his platform and testimony to champion the lives of the unborn.

In addition to discussing abortion, adoption and the fatherlessness epidemic, Bomberger spoke to the necessity of the family as God designed it , with one man and one woman in a committed marital relationship for life.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice


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