What is the value of family life?

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Almost everything of lasting value in civilization has its roots in the family. The family was the first successful peace group, the man and woman learning how to adjust their antagonisms while at the same time teaching the pursuits of peace to their children. ~ The Urantia Book, 68:2:8 (765.5)

While religious, social, and educational institutions are all essential to the survival of cultural civilization, the family is the master civilizer. A child learns most of the essentials of life from his family and the neighbors. ~ The Urantia Book, 82:0:2 (913.2)

The family is the channel through which the river of culture and knowledge flows from one generation to another. ~ The Urantia Book, 84:0:2 (931.2)

The family is the fundamental unit of fraternity in which parents and children learn those lessons of patience, altruism, tolerance, and forbearance which are so essential to the realization of brotherhood among all men. ~ The Urantia Book, 84:7:28 (941.9)

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