Getting married? Getting ready for children? Navigating the tricky waters of parenthood? Establishing and growing a family presents enough challenges on its own, but to cultivate one bound tightly by the unfaltering love of Christ takes more than work-it takes planning. It takes prayer. It takes persistence and patience. Through her examination of the familial unit from both a biblical and historical perspective, Ruby Phillips takes the reader on the journey of family origins from God's perspective. Beginning with the very first relationship between Adam and Eve, the sibling rivalries of their offspring, and continuing through the procreation and expansion of the generations who followed. Ruby Phillips chronicles God's purposes and intentions for our families. The author also explores the importance of reaching, teaching, and training children to love God, and examines the practical advice which the Bible offers us on imparting our faith into the next generation. Appropriate for any phase your family circle is currently in -whether considering marriage, considering children, or simply seeking a deeper perspective for raising the children you already have-this book will guide you through the biblical teachings on God's purposes for marriage, children, and families.