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I believe that artificial contraception is the root cause of the breakdown of the family unit.
Offering thought-provoking insights into the rapid decay of the moral fabric of American society and the spike in divorce rates worldwide, Romeo Misses A Payment forces viewers to consider that these issues may directly correlate to the gradual decline of the sanctity of the family unit as a whole in the divorce system.
If the family unit is truly being obliterated, then it's draconian attitudes such as yours that are the main cause.
Last week, the Sunday Mail told how social workers at the Strathbrock Family Unit in Broxburn, West Lothian, were meant to be providing 24-hour support to the child's drug addict parents.
The pair is seen almost daily as a family unit in the romantic Italian city, where Jolie is filming "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp.
Many of these problems were around fewer than 60 years ago (and far more severe than they are today) but at the heart of society lay the fabric of the family unit which provided some sense of moral guidance over decent behaviour.
Visitors to each family unit are greeted by a "front porch" area, then welcomed into a living room with a hearth and entertainment center, and are delighted to find wide circulation areas, in lieu of corridors, with social space--alcoves adjacent to most bedrooms.
Christy firmly believes in the importance of dining as a family because it strengthens the family unit.
As children, they shared common bonds: a privileged life with membership in high society as well as a strong family unit run by a matriarch who commanded that its name remain untarnished, no matter its guarded secrets.
The family unit, and Canada as a whole, can ill afford to squander what may be the last opportunity to overturn the same-sex "marriage" travesty foisted on this nation by the former Liberal government and its accomplices in the homosexual and left-liberal communities.
318(a)(1), the brothers are both members of the same family unit that includes their parents and grandparents.
And with a growing divorce rate, many children are a part of two or more families and receive toys from each family unit.
Karen Thomas blamed the woman for the breakdown of her family unit, Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard.
Not too long ago, however, homosexuals were considered an unfit family unit.
And in the film the scheduled, automated replacement of family members posits the family unit as a template rather than a unique community.