Family Values...A Farce?

Kara Powell | Sep 23, 2009

Photo by Christin Hume

Last week I spoke at the Gathering, a marvelous four-day conference for folks involved in and interested in Christian philanthropy. I had the chance to catch Ron Sider, which is always a treat for me.

In talking about how Christians can respond to same-sex marriages, Ron said, “If we don’t do this, our rhetoric about family values is a farce.”

What was the “this”?

It was modeling positive, vibrant marriages ourselves.

Well said.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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