Who We Are
FamilyWorks was born out of a deep love and concern for families. Its founding desire has been to minister to families with the love of Christ to equip them with tools that empower them to flourish in their personal relationships.
With that in mind, there is a common story of breakdown in many families that negatively impacts their personal relationships. Some of the most concering narratives are stories of divorce, domestic violence, and child abuse. In many of those stories the most quotable line is, “I didn’t see this coming!”
Instead of reacting to the story of breakdown that we hear too often, what if we changed the story altogether? What if the most common story about our personal relationships wasn’t about breakdown, but it was about BREAKTHROUGH! In the story breakthrough, people will see it coming and know how to take action.
In order to change the story in the development of personal relationships we are inviting families and young people to engage in a process that helps them learn how to live with purpose and lead with vision. It is a reflective process we call, learning to “Listen Well!” People who learn how to “Listen Well” discover the value of slowing down long enough to focus on the direction their relationships are going. They develop the skill of how to find and examine the influential factors that are impacting their effort to have healthy relationships with each other. In addition, the process of learning to “Listen Well” empowers people to create effective personal breakthrough plans that produce significant, strategic, and sustainable outcomes in their lives.
We envision families living with purpose and leading with vision in their personal relationship.
We walk in partnership with families to Encourage, Equip, and Empower them in their effort to have healthy, loving, resilient relationships.
We want to create a greater sense of Belonging, Purpose, and Peace, supporting the social-emotional health of families and their personal relationships.
Benefits of “Listening Well”
Living with purpose and leading with vision is simple, but it isn’t easy. It has to be developed and maintained over time; first as a skill, then as a disciple, and finally as a way of life. If you were committed to engage in the process of learning to “Listen Well”, the following is a list of potential benefits and outcomes:
- A greater sense of belonging…This process is a journey and as you travel, not only will you feel more connected to the significant relationships within your family, but you’ll connect with a community of mentors and friends, who are on the same journey with you.
- A greater sense of purpose… This process is heavily focused on personal reflection designed to help you know that your activities in life flow from the source of your highest level priorities, motivations, and guiding principles.
- A greater sense of peace… This process helps you live with a peace of mind because you’ll have a solid idea of what you’re living for, and why it matters to you. It provides hope because it equips you with a practical plan to overcome barriers that can interfere with the most important relationships in your life.
The process of living with purpose and leading with vision is something we all can get better at. Every home, family, or person who engages with this process will begin from a unique starting point, have barriers and challenges that are specific to their needs, and they will also arrive at customized strategies for achieving their own personal breakthrough plan. But, it’s our universal need to slow down, for the purpose of being more present and intentional, within the most fundamental and influential social unit in our lives, OUR FAMILIES, that drives us into a place of action.
If you’re a person who sees the value preventive maintenance can have in other areas, like with the car you own, the career you have, or the financial planning you’ve implemented to prepare for the future, then why not with your most significant social relationships?