Augustine points us to political faithfulness in light of the full scope of redemptive history. Our hopes for politics include pursuing real goods, but with the recognition that these goods remain tempered, limited, and proximate inside of time.
Family time yields abundant benefits. However, many families, especially low-wage and low-wealth families, struggle to dedicate as much time to family as they would like. Christians who recognize the socially foundational nature of family must not only talk about the importance of family, but enact policies and create cultures that tangibly demonstrate its importance.