God is the one who had the original idea of family. He instituted marriage at the very beginning of creation (Genesis 2:24) as the lifetime commitment between one man and one woman. When the original couple expanded into a family with the birth of their first child we are told that it was “with the LORD’s help” (Genesis 4:1). His purpose for this sphere is that life might be multiplied and that a God-given destiny for every individual may be established. God wants us to engage with families, to serve and strengthen them, to see his purposes of life and destiny restored in them in order to serve an emerging generation.
~ David Joel Hamilton