Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Church in Riverside, Calif., shared on Sunday the last sermon of a series called "Happily Even After," showing the importance of family and sharing keys to having blessed and successful marriage and parenthood.
Laurie once again stressed that marriage and family are under attack in America today, "battered by a high rate of divorce, cohabitation, unwed child-bearing and fatherlessness." And the push for same-sex marriage and civil unions has brought the marriage to a state of crisis in our country, he said.
The pastor quoted a study that found that divorce and unwed child-bearing alone cost our taxpayers $112 billion a year. "This is a national problem, and it's been said that a family can survive without a nation, but a nation cannot survive without the family."