"Śląskie Studia Historyczno-Teologiczne" (2016), z. 1, s. 152-168
When changes affecting contemporary culture are
taken into consideration, one may observe that the
family undergoes significant transformations and
is staring to lose its privileged place within the
structures of the social world. The contemporary
culture is willing to place its bets on an individual,
rather than on the family.
One of the most basic values of the family life
is trust, which constructs normative standards of
social relations. Our research shows that Slovakian
families are emotionally integrated by mothers.
When social relations in the generations of parents
and children are considered, mothers are the
most essential when it comes to forming trust-based
relationships. Since mothers are granted the biggest
capital of trust, the Slovak family is centered
upon the figure of mother. Trust has woman’s face.