What's happening to the family? Marriages are splitting up at an alarming rate, couples struggle with debts, men show a lack of responsibility, women are overworked and children are disrespectful. In former times, Biblical principles were the basis for everyday life and the family unit was strong. With the Industrial Revolution, life changed dramatically for the family. If we understand the changes which occurred with the move from rural to urban society, then it will help provide solutions to rebuild the family.