Whatís A Family For?
 By Drs. Jan and Myron Chartier. The American Baptist

   One primary role of families is the birthing and nurturing of children. Through the rearing of offspring we not only create the next generation for our families but also for the church, the nation and the world. The birth and growth of children is a blessed gift of God and gives evidence of Godís presence in family life.... In short, the purpose of the family is to create people who will bless the world with the gospel of peace.

    "But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you" (1 Peter 1:25).