Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. If you're visiting us for the first time ~ WELCOME! It is our hope that this site will better acquaint you with us: How God led us to this ministry after 20-years in business, and our burden for marriages and families today. If you are already a partner with us in ministry, this is a great way for you to stay better connected to our ministry and what is going on in our lives.
We believe that the family is the fiber that holds our society together, and that it is under attack like never before in the history of our nation. One hundred and fifty years ago Abraham Lincoln said, "The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people." In other words, if the family is strong, the country is strong. You don't have to look far to see that families everywhere are struggling, and many are falling apart. People today are turning more to Hollywood and the media than to the Bible to determine what values to hold and how to live their lives. The current divorce rate is 50%, and tragically, there is no difference between those who claim to be Christians and those who do not. Everything our grandparents believed about marriage and family is being aggressively redefined, and our children are paying the price. If we were speaking in terms of the physical health of our country, this would constitute a national emergency.
And yet in the midst of all of this, God is on His throne, and He is in the business of changing lives and families…praise His Name! Along with 400 other staff at FamilyLife, we are ministering to hurting families all across our nation and around the world. Our heart's desire is that all families would experience the hope, healing and strength that is only found through Jesus Christ. Because of what God did in our own marriage and within our own family, we boldly carry the message of "hope" to families who need to hear it!
We hope the time you spend on our website brings a blessing to you.
~ Eric, Nerry, Beth and Lindsey
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