Family in Arab society

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In Arab society, the ahl or extended family is the primary social unit.  Most families are neither as illustrious nor as large as that deriving from the first king of Saudi Arabia, but the sense of ‘belonging’ engendered within the wider group of relations is just as strongly felt.  Such a household is typically composed of a nuclear family (parents and children) plus other close relatives either married or unmarried.  Even in modern urban contexts, where self-reliant, nuclear families tend to be the norm, the strength of the extended family ethos is often retained.  It is also because members of the extended family are still held responsible for one another’s conduct, including the punishment of those who transgress society’s norms.

 

 

 

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Have you ever noticed how many special ways God refers to us, His dear children? He calls us His beloved sons and daughters, the righteous, children of the kingdom, His anointed, royal priesthood, the faithful in Christ, His temple, His friends, and so many other loving names that speaks to who we are in Him. Also in many cases, the names we are given at birth have both biblical and heavenly identities tied into them. Our Heavenly Father who watches over us daily has created the ideal path for each of us to take to travel the journey of life, just as a father will make plans for his own child by putting things in place at a very early age for education, health, graduation, and marriage. God has predestined and equipped each of us to carry out a specific purpose that will create the design He desires to be in place for His kingdom to be effective in the earth.
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