Western society is in decline, along with the church. But that decline is coupled with problems in two other areas of society. To see church decline reverse, we must revitalize two things: work and family. Allow me to explain why.
Most Bible teachers divide the Ten Commandments into two sections: our relationship with God (Exodus 20:1-11) and our relationship with others (Exodus 20:12-17).
I'd like to suggest that this division is not as natural to the text as we might think. Let me suggest a different division; one that follows a previous text.
The Ten Commandments should have a threefold division: our relationship with God (Exodus 20:1-11), our relationship with family (Exodus 20:12), and our relationship with with society (Exodus 20:13-17). In fact, I would add a bit of over overlap in categories saying that verses 13 and 14 also fall under the family category. Here's why.