An Introduction to FamilyWorks! Ministries
FamilyWorks was born out of a deep love and concern for families. Its founders never looked at their efforts to be a clinical style that viewed people as projects that need fixing. Rather, it was born out of a heart to minister to families with the love of Christ, in order to see them flourish in their relationships.
With that in mind, there are several concerning patterns threatening families. Patterns like divorce, domestic violence, child abuse, and the list goes on. However, those patterns are big and it’s hard to even know where to begin. Plus, studies show that once these kind of patterns emerge it’s difficult to recover.
Knowing this, FamilyWorks has chosen to invite families into a process of looking closer at the small patterns. We call this process, learning to “Listen Well!” When families have regular opportunities that assist them in recognizing patterns which reinforce healthy relationships, from patterns that undermine those relationships, their chance of success increases exponentially.
Think of this process as a Metaphorical Conversation pro-actively leading families into action. In other words, being engaged in this type of Conversation is more than simple talk. This kind of Conversation evokes reflective questions that require answers and solutions. It’s about people who see the significance of what’s at stake and have a vested interest in the success of their families.