Why did Jesus teach so little about the family?

Recently, I was contemplating Jesus’s view on families, and I realized that Jesus actually seemed to have said very little about families. He certainly didn’t seem to share the same rhetoric so common in the LDS church today regarding strengthening and protecting the family.

Consider Luke 14:26, for example:

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Or Matt. 10:36–37:

And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Or Mark 3:31–35:

There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

I wonder if it’s at all significant that we have so few teachings from Jesus on the family, and that those we do have are seemingly dismissive of the family.

Does communism support Christianity?

Recently, I was reading the Communist Manifesto, and I came across this excerpt:

In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.

This got me thinking.

I realize that to some of the earlier LDS prophets consider communism to be antithetical to Christianity, but I wonder given Jesus’s role as a Jewish revolutionary, if communists today would have supported him (or rather his movement).

I suppose when we think of communists and revolutionaries, we tend to imagine people more violent than Jesus. However, that doesn’t mean Jesus wasn’t a revolutionary.

One of Jesus’s purposes in coming to earth was to fulfill the law of Moses (see Matt. 5:17), an entirely revolutionary act. And when he brought about his changes through his teachings (see Matt. 5:22–48, for example) and his acts, he was ridiculed, persecuted, and eventually put to death because he dared to challenge the norms and traditions of the society in which he lived.

Sounds like a revolutionary to me.

So, if communists would support Jesus (or his movement) as a revolutionary (as implied by the quote above), I wonder what Jesus would say about the communists.