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The First Step in the Journey of a Lifetime

Father and little daughter learning to walk at sunset

by Glenn Stanton

Welcome to the family.

We invite you to join us on a bold journey as we rediscover some ancient truths about what family is. We’ll do this by digging into:

  • Who God is
  • What He created us to be, and
  • His unfolding story through history – His story.

You see, God is revealing Himself – His character, His nature, His love, His grace and His holiness – to the world today. And He has been doing so in remarkably glorious and mysterious ways through the family. The Family Project, a new DVD series from Focus on the Family, is a journey into understanding how wonderfully true all of this is.

We will be moving through some very important environs that will probably be new to many readers. But they are not new. Many of the trails we will be taking are ancient roads that were well known and widely used in the church a thousand or more years ago.

Our rediscovery – and hopefully re-appreciation – of these paths will help us see and understand God, ourselves, our families, and hopefully the whole of our lives a bit differently than we do today. Christianity, as a 2,000-plus-year-old faith, offers a rich storehouse of wisdom and insights into what God has and is teaching us through His Word, given to us by faithful believers and leaders down through the ages. We will be guided along our journey by many of their insights and teachings.

As any important trip begins, it makes things more enjoyable and beneficial when the travelers go over the plan, direction, and highlights of the expedition ahead of them beforehand:

  • Where will we be going?
  • How will we get there?
  • What will we be seeing along the way?
  • Why are these particular points of interest worth paying attention to?

As we consider these questions in the following blog posts, our hope is that they will enrich your expedition as you join us in this adventure, allowing you to see the larger meaning of the high points of family life such as weddings, births, baptisms, graduations and holidays together, vacations, etc.

But the principles are equally true in what we might see as the mundaneness of family life: preparing meals together, doing homework, washing clothes, disciplining, bathing the children, earning a living and paying the bills, cleaning out the garage, grocery shopping or fixing the broken window in the bathroom.

So much of your family’s life is so much more divine than you might imagine. Join us for the journey, won’t you? The trail is just up ahead.

Learn more about God’s irreplaceable design in The Family Project® – a 12-session DVD curriculum that explores why God’s plan for families matters today. Take your small group on a life-changing journey to strengthen and encourage families! Get The Family Project® curriculum today.

Glenn Stanton is the director of global family formation studies at Focus on the Family, and the co-author/co-creator of The Family Project, as well as the co-author (w/Leon Wirth) of The Family Project book.

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