Swami Vivekananda has said one sentence of the meaning that " If person on path of Dharma is committing 1000 mistakes; a person who is not on the path of religion , will commit 50,000 mistakes!!!"
Those who misuse Globalization ,Privatization, liberalization and imperialism for their selfish interests, systematically and subtly destroyed the family values , relation between husband and wife, relation between parents and children. Concept of Family also can be extended to nationalism based on religion, culture or national language.
Strong family was a Safety Net.
It is nature, It is nature, It is nature,
not government or dictator,
which has made a man and a woman in a particular way which are different in many ways and similar in many ways.
Family was a unit to give physical, mental, emotional, financial, social, cultural, community, national support to the a man , wife, children and senior citizens. Even joint family systems had less disadvantages and endless advantages. It is not joint family members who created problems, but it is society's and politicians' irresponsibility to acknowledge criminals and corrupt and punish them, has created problem.
Family is not only Indian or Eastern concept; all religion, even nomadic tribes, all culture across the globe supports the family values and concept in essence. I do not mean they we should not grow and progress but progress with values which is backbone.
As far as sleaze Babas like Bhimanand are concerned; in ancient rishi culture all Rishis were married, we have to distinguish between sanyasi and non-sanyasi traditions. I don't think sex and better if marriage, is so bad with sadhus and saints but to have sex rackets and manipulation is criminal, unethical and law of the land will take care of them.
Rishi Vishwamitra was allured by Menaka, Muni parashar had out of marriage relation with satyavati and the result was great Ved Vyas. There are 100s of stories. It is only Indian culture which takes the sex naturally without any fuss.
Women are already over empowered by laws and all women - from elite class to middle class who are decision makers have already destroyed our country more than any other reason. Now Mr. PM Manmohan Singh wants a final stroke - Women reservation bill.
Man are not supported since childhood school to multinational companies who employ women because they are submissive. Women are subconsciously taught ( like terrorists) by the market to sell their womanhood and be "superior" to men.
I have seen all "career women" of late generations ( not all career women) who have almost destroyed their family lives. Their careers and finances are also going down. Career women and single women are even more exploited by everyone , right from parents , relatives to society. If women are so good in their career they should be able to carry on with their family and husbands and the divorce rates in India would not be 51-55% and in Mumbai like city it is 75%. Are 75% guys of late generations not marriageable??
If family is saved, first and foremost quality of life, health, wealth of husband and wife will be improved. Sexual Affairs will be 50 times less ( see Swami Vivekananda's quote above). There will be less abortions, less child labor, less unemployed youth, less old age homes, less evils in society, less frustrations.