Brady Bunch, Realistic Or Unrealistic?
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Brady Bunch, Realistic Or Unrealistic?

I can so vividly remember and hopefully you can as well, a very popular picture which depicted the integration of more than one family as a breeze. This popular television show which rated quite high for many years really gave hope, love, laughter and many other positive components to that of a blended family.

This unbelievable family show aired during a time when mothers and fathers, sons and daughters watched with anticipation as the family demonstrated the overwhelming family principles and values. However 3 decades into the unrealistic divorce rates we find ourselves wondering if this show actually depicts fiction or non-fiction episodes of the ease of living such life style of a blended family.

This show would really tend to cause the viewers to think that living with or integrating children into irreplaceable parents were as simple as a child learning a, b, c. We would think that this would be American’s ideal way of life. However the question remain was this merely a show of dreams and hopes or was this a show that was indicative of the attributes of remarriage and integrating children into or shall I say un new parental guidance.

We would really think based on this popular television show that the transition and the shift for the children were one with great outcome and outstanding ending with principles and morals and values that exceeded the average nuclear family.

Over the years, the baby boomer generation has learned that it was another fantasy created by Hollywood that actually could not be captured so easily as the show itself appeared it could . Albeit if decades later we could have transition into this so called “Brandy Bunch” we would have amazing reports in regards to blended family and remarriage.

Sadly we are experiencing just the opposite and that is that a blended family is quite difficult to be successful even with a great deal of work. We have noted the reasons for some of those problems and concerns.

Almost in all cases the children are wrapped up or swallow up with despair and only Divine Intervention can be the key and the answer to a blended family working and being filled with joy, happiness, love and laughter.

We strongly believe unless our churches teach on such subjects and become proactive in this area of the family. The deliverance may not occur that is need to free the family unit from being what God will have the family to be.

Street Talk

Vernon L  

I believe it can happen but like you said, God have to be a part of it. Good point Robert!

  about 8 years ago
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