God instituted the family when He made woman for Adam and told them to be fruitful and multiply. His desire for the family is always to be one unit glorifying God in all that they do. The husband is to love his wife as Christ loves the church; the wife is to be that helpmate to her husband that allows him to be all that Christ wants him to be; and the children are to be obedient to their parents as the parents teach them how to be Christ-like in every aspect of life. God loves the family; He rejoices when the family unit operates in the way He intended from the beginning. It's a shining example to the world when the family unit operates in the way God designed for them to operate. God is grieved when the family unit breaks down and separates into dysfunctional parts. We need to pray that families this coming year will recognize their purpose in God's plan and work at making their family unit strong in the Lord!
Thankful for family!