All of us today are bombarded by images and experiences of broken families. This is not how God intended families to be! In The Family You've Always Wanted, Gary Chapman paints a biblical portrait of what a loving, stable family looks like. He details five timeless characteristics that create a healthy family environment: an attitude of service, intimacy between husband and wife, parents who teach and train, children who obey and honor their parents, and husbands who are loving leaders. With this image of a healthy family in your mind, you'll know what to do to move in that direction. Previously published as Five Signs of a Loving Family.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Northfield Publishing Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) ISBN: 0802472982 ISBN-13: 9780802472984 Availability: In Stock
Many feel bombarded by images and experiences of broken families. This is not how God intended families to be! So often we examine the traits of unhealthy families, but Gary Chapman paints a biblical portrait of what a loving, stable family looks like. This book is not just to be read, but experienced. Chapman details five timeless characteristics that create a healthy family environment:
A heart for service
Husbands and wives who relate intimately
Parents who guide their children
Children who obey and honor parents
Husbands who love and lead
In Dr. Chapman's own words, "What happens to your family does make a difference not only to you and your children, but to the thousands of young observers who are in search of a functional family."
GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.