Most of us remember watching the TV sitcom, Family Ties. Steven and Elyse Keaton were both flower children of the 1960’s with liberal viewpoints. After marrying and starting a family, the young couple had hoped their children would adopt the same values. How wrong they were, especially in the case of their oldest son, Alex, (played by Michael J. Fox) who turned out to be a staunch conservative. The show, in a way, played out the changing values that our nation was experiencing during the 1980s. Besides politics, however, the show covered a number of controversial topics ranging from suicide to racism to drug dependency.
Now, in 2012, with the world still changing, people are asking, “Does the family have a future?” This is a real question that many of us are asking today, without a real clear answer. In our new message series, Family Ties, we will be looking at the family, relationships, and what it takes to make it in this world that is changing constantly. Whether married or single, a student or a mature adult, there are nuggets of truth in this very important series for our day.
See you there!