When asked by His disciples for a sign of the end of the age, Jesus responded by saying that “the love of most will grow cold.” Researchers have proclaimed the current generation of millennials, marked by its vaunted independence and rising numbers of “rugged individuals,” as the most lonely, miserable and depressed generation in recorded history. It would appear that what once held people together in close-knit relationships of love has been shattered and displaced. With divorce rates more than doubling, marriage rates plummeting, out-of-wedlock births increasing by nine times since 1950, suicide rates rising and violent crime up nearly 90 percent, many find themselves asking, “What’s the problem with love?” This book attempts to answer that question by briefly examining the failure of love in recent history along with its cataclysmic effects and why, in spite of these, people continue to find themselves tragically clinging to it as the only hope for humanity. Could some glimmer of hope remain for those who would be open to the re-discovery of a different and more radical form of love—a love which might once again serve as that center around which all things hold together?
What’s the Problem with Love?
Blair Adams is a minister, author, artist, father and grandfather from central Texas. In 1973, Blair founded the Christian community now known as Homestead Heritage, a flourishing intentional agrarian community that has now spawned several more expressions across the U.S. and around the world. Drawing from his personal experience and decades of research, Blair has authored scores of books mostly directed towards the restoration of an authentic Christian culture. His works span a breadth of related topics, including education, history, religion, and family and community life. (Read more about Blair Adams)