“…she learned that she was going to have a baby by God's Holy Spirit. Joseph decided to quietly call off the wedding…The angel said, "Joseph, the baby that Mary will have is from the Holy Spirit. Go ahead and marry her.” Matthew 1:18-20 (CEV)
No doubt that in today's society one of the issues that are often faced it is a high divorce rate, abandonment, single parent etc. and is very unfortunate that in a civilized society these situations are growing in a daily basis. Creating with these other type of situations known as Blended Families, and sometimes this reality it is very difficult to accept especially for those who have a conservative mindset because they think when those situations arise; they degrade the foundations of the family as they know it.
However, something that in no way can be ignored is that “About 75 percent of the 1.2 million Americans who divorce each year eventually remarry.” So this is something that will somehow affect not only at the society level, but also will affect the individual that the only thing they want is to start a quiet life than they had before, creating families of different backgrounds that when they getting together this will create another household in a vast society.
But even in the Bible we can see in certain way what happen in the case related to Joseph, in having to raise a child that was not his, and not knowing that he would be the temporary-human chosen stepfather of the savior who would bring the salvation and redemption for all mankind.
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, Blended Families are defined as: “a family that includes children from a previous marriage of the wife, husband, or both parents.” So here it is observed that when two families come together, somehow certain situations will arise that for some are very complicated and delicate, since they will be joining two ways of doing things, two types of thoughts, and many other things that these families may face. “Relationships in stepfamilies can be complicated. When a new stepfamily forms, each family member faces a unique set of challenges and potential sources of stress. Still, it's possible to build a successful blended family.” And with much wisdom they will be victorious in all situations that will come day by day, and only with the help of God they will succeed.
This reality cannot be ignored in any way due to the popularity in today's societies, and it...