without natural affection

Without Natural Affection – The Dismantling of Faith & Family

26 August 2022

4.8 MINS

For decades, the elites of feminism and academia have undermined fatherhood and manhood through the mainstream media and entertainment industry.

Their attack on men has been so successful that masculinity in many western nations is now deemed toxic. Many psychologists today have endorsed this diagnosis by claiming that the innate characteristics of manhood — risk-taking, stoicism, dominance, aggression and competitiveness — are ‘harmful’.

These are the qualities in men that have defended our nations in war, led rescue missions even in the most dangerous situations, designed and built cities, explored the depths of the earth, ocean and sky, and developed, invented and innovated endlessly.

This attack on manhood has morphed into what I call the “fatherlessness pandemic,” giving the natural affection between boys and fathers a death blow.

Even the natural affection of women has turned against men, so that our relationship has changed from being complementary to competitive.

Feminist Destruction

Via a complicit Hollywood and an unquestioning mainstream media, the feminist movement has led the charge to destroy motherhood and womanhood. Women are increasingly the working backbone of our western societies, and in the US they now outnumber men in the workforce, filling childcare centres with our little ones.

The way that many women in our nation are fighting for the right to kill our unborn children is a sign that the natural affection between mothers and children has been gravely weakened.

In addition, it is astounding how many young women I encounter today who have tense and bitter relationships with their mothers. This should not be the case amongst Christians, but from observation, there appears to be little difference between them and those from outside the faith. There is a clear, and increasingly obvious increase in the lack of natural affection between mothers and daughters.

Thanks to the worldwide pornographic epidemic, natural affection is being broken not only between men and women, but also between sons and their mothers and their sisters — resulting in the objectification of women.

My response to young people when they ask how they can live out their Christian faith in the current culture is that we need to take our faith seriously and live counter-culturally, that is, refuse to emulate the world’s narrative and empty philosophy. Having strong families that display genuine natural affection is the key to leading the way.

Sadly, today’s generation has little respect for their parents’ generation. They see them as developing and sustaining the institutions that are the source of so much perceived ‘oppression’ and ‘racism’. They have embraced the lie that the ‘patriarchy’ is an oppressive structure that must be destroyed. Allegiance to the family is looked on with scorn.

One writer, a former high school teacher, observes of young people, “They dismiss religion, are not interested in marriage and family and are not patriotic.” In fact, today’s generation in general could be described as without natural affection, the natural instinctive love between family members. And this characteristic is listed in 2 Timothy as a last-day phenomenon.

And this brings me to a deep concern that demands Christian awareness.

The Great Reset: Breaking Familial Bonds

The World Economic Forum (WEF) issued a short video in 2020, titled the Great Reset Initiative, which featured a list of statements predicting how life will be in 2030.

The Great Reset Initiative is an economic recovery plan drawn up by the WEC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project was launched in June 2020, with the video featuring Prince Charles.

There were statements like, “You’ll own nothing, but you’ll be happy,” which is an astounding prediction for our Western materialistic society that can’t produce enough things for our insatiable selfish needs of comfort, enjoyment and entertainment.

In addition, this statement seems to ominously reflect Marxist ideology: if citizens don’t own anything, then who does?

One could write much on the concerns of each WEC statement, but there is one that is quite alarming for Christians, “Western values will have been tested to the breaking point.”

Initially, this sounds innocuous, as it may simply be interpreted as: Up to 2030, our society’s core values will be tested. But it doesn’t mean that. Western values are our Judeo-Christian foundations and the WEF has these values in its sights.

In order to implement the Great Reset endgame, Christian principles and traditions will need to go. There can be no Great Reset without breaking the natural bonds between parents and children.

There has never been a greater effort to break these bonds. In the new narrative, parents are oppressors of their children, and all children belong to the state.

The former Soviet Union under communist rule encouraged children to report their parents for offences against the government, including holding the wrong opinion. I believe this is still happening in communist countries today such as China.

Children are trained through the state schools that their first allegiance is to the state for the greater good. If you don’t think it’s happening today, even in our own country, look closer. Children are now being made aware that they can report their parents for crimes such as gender suppression.

Lessons from History

As Christians, we must not be ignorant of what is happening. In his book Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents, Rod Dreher writes about the many interviews he conducted with Christians who made it through the totalitarian regime of the former Communist Soviet Union.

One of the key characteristics was the strong family relationship that was cultivated by a strong father and mother with a strong Christian faith that they instilled into their children, and a close-knit group of believers in house churches.

They discipled their children and new believers, not only in the Christian faith, but taught them how to read the world. And this is important, because children today need to discern truth from lies that the world is telling them 24/7.

Dreyer refers to learnings from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who was a dissident of the Soviet communist regime. Solzhenitsyn wrote to his fellow countrymen before he was exiled from his home in Russia in 1974 for exposing the inhumane repression of his fellow countrymen, particularly by its repressive Gulag system.

In his open letter, titled “Live Not By Lies”, he urges his countrymen not to accept the lies of the government.

Solzhenitsyn equates “lies” with ideology, the illusion that human nature and society can be reshaped to predetermined specifications. And his last word before leaving his homeland urged Soviet citizens as individuals to refrain from cooperating with the regime’s lies.

“Given our deep-seated cowardice…,” he wrote, “Our way must be: Never knowingly support lies! Having understood where the lies begin…” He implores his countrymen and women to join together to take these timid steps toward spiritual independence and live by truth.

As more people set out together on this path of passive resistance, the whole inhumane system will totter and collapse. And thus it did.

Resistance is what is needed to the lies of the world; do not cooperate, do not indulge, do not adopt the same attitudes or practices.

As Christians, our allegiance is to God first, and we must align our thoughts and ways to His righteousness. By doing so, we will reverse the trend of marriage breakups, relationship breakdowns, and children abandoning their faith in Christ.

“See to it that there is no one who takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception in accordance with human tradition, in accordance with the elementary principles of the world, rather than in accordance with Christ.”
~ Colossians 2:8 (NASV)


Photo by Payam Rafiee.

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  1. Kaylene Emery 28 August 2022 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Wonderful article Cindy, thank you.
    So good to be reminded that Christian women stand up and speak out.

  2. Moira 5 September 2022 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Dear Cindy
    I’m a friend of your S-I-L Wendy.
    I love this statement and hope to hear you speak.
    Moira Eastman PhD

  3. Cody Mitchell 8 September 2022 at 10:55 am - Reply

    An amazing reminder and call to action, Cindy. Thank you!

  4. joh 29 November 2022 at 7:42 am - Reply

    No need for christian women to “stand up and speak out”. Just stay at home and take care of the children, reverence the husband, and keep the garbage tv out.

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