Using a biblical portrait of what God intended a loving, stable family to be, Dr. Gary Chapman has compiled the essential blueprint for modeling a family according to God’s standards. It isn’t so much a book to read as it is a plan to be carried out. How would you like to see your family exhibiting these five timeless characteristics of 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; and husbands who love and lead. As Dr. Chapman puts it, “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.”
Dr. Chapman offers practical advice for strengthening relationships and maintaining intimacy within the family.
Based on his 35 years as a therapist and his own experiences, the author provides poinant examples of what a functional family looks like. He teaches about the traits and actions of how parents should treat their children and spouses treat each other. But then takes it a couple of steps further by providing surveys to assess where you are at, and exercises for improving the areas that could be better.
I was so inspired by this book! Everyone wants there family life to be better or improve. This book is a must read.