Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Know Your Candidates - Mitchell -

Dar­ryl has a pas­sion for our Chris­tian her­itage and its con­tri­bu­tion to the spir­i­tual and prac­ti­cal well-be­ing of our na­tion. Dar­ryl is mar­ried 50 years and have 3 chil­dren and 7 grand chil­dren.

Dar­ryl is a com­mit­ted ad­vo­cate for tra­di­tional mar­riage and Chris­tian fam­ily val­ues and strongly dis­putes the de­cep­tion of ‘Mar­riage Equal­ity’ and ‘Sex­ual Equal­ity’. Be­lieves that noth­ing can equal tra­di­tional Chris­tian mar­riage and Chris­tian sex­ual moral­ity. Dar­ryl read­ily ad­mits that he, like all mere mor­tals have failed to achieve the per­fect stan­dard. Hav­ing a ‘Gold Stan­dard’ chal­lenges all of us, builds char­ac­ter, per­se­ver­ance and pro­vides the best sta­ble en­vi­ron­ment for all fam­ily mem­bers young and old and has no equal. Let us sup­port tra­di­tional Chris­tian mar­riage and Chris­tian moral val­ues as the ‘gold’ stan­dard, in many ways an im­pos­si­ble stan­dard to achieve, but an ex­am­ple to fol­low, yet not be over­come with shame and/or self-hate if not achieved, seek­ing rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, for­give­ness and re­newal through faith in a lov­ing com­pas­sion­ate sav­ing God.

The tra­di­tional fam­ily struc­ture is the foun­da­tion of Western civil­i­sa­tion. The re­sults of bro­ken fam­i­lies are self-ev­i­dent in our com­mu­ni­ties: bro­ken re­la­tion­ships, high di­vorce rates, vi­o­lence against spouses, dis­placed chil­dren, men­tal break­down, abuse of drugs and al­co­hol, gambling, sex­ual per­ver­sion, home­less­ness, lone­li­ness, anti-so­cial be­hav­iour of all kinds, in­creas­ing sui­cide par­tic­u­larly in young peo­ple and many more dis­as­trous con­se­quences.

All th­ese so­cial dys­func­tions have a dis­as­trous im­pact on the pros­per­ity of our na­tion in­cur­ring huge cost in­creases in so­cial ser­vices polic­ing, law and or­der, ju­di­cial ser­vices, health care, coun­selling and the gen­eral de­mor­al­i­sa­tion.

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