We must take care of our families wherever we find them. (Elizabeth Gilbert, American Journalist)

The nuclear family has come under attack in recent years. There are too many single-parent homes and dysfunctional families, so the ideal of healthy families is difficult to achieve. It would be helpful to apply Gilbert’s counsel to what we might think of as our family at church, or school, or even our workplace. But following clear biblical teaching will benefit even more.

 But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers. (1 Timothy 5:8)