We envision all families engaging in an ongoing Conversation that gets them thinking about how to have healthy, loving, and resilient relationships.
To walk in partnership with families in order to Encourage, Equip, and Empower them as they engage in The Conversation about how to have healthy, loving, and resilient relationships.
We believe, if people engage in The Conversation, it will create a greater sense of Belonging, Purpose, and Peace that will support the social-emotional health of their families.
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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 to take a closer look at smaller patterns. By doing this, families have regular opportunities to self-identify areas of concern they want to discuss. Instead of reacting to those big concerning patterns we think it is a better approach to be vigilant at addressing subtle patterns, which have the potential to become problematic.
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.