[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of November 23-25 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 34 - Keeping Peace in the Family

HOST: There's nothing more heart warming than family whose members get along well together. But how often we hear of exactly the opposite situation! Talk to teenagers, and many say their parents don't understand them. Talk to parents, and many of them tell of troubles with their children and with their own parents and in-laws.

One writer, James Lee Ellen-wood, had this to say in his book, "One Generation After Another" [Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1953]: "One of the odd and inexplicable contradictions in family experience is that usually polite and genteel members assume the privilege of venting annoyance and anger on any or all of the family circle." He also says: "People laugh and cry and become angry with less incentive at home than in any other place."

What about this? Obviously some people think families have to be that way. Do you agree?

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