You are invited: to learn and grow with guidance and support throughout your life journey
Welcome to Faithful Family Life – where you will find a path forward that leads to healthier, more deeply connected relationships.
Rev. Lynne Smith is North Georgia Family Counseling Center’s Director of Education and has been actively using the skills shared on this website since 2010. Lynne is married and has three adult children. Lynne began her journey with the Faithful Family Life skills when her oldest child entered high school, and was grateful for a path forward that helped her enjoy the teen years and nurture deeper connections along the way. While Lynne has benefitted greatly from using these skills, she feels called to invite others to join the journey so they can also experience the joy of healthier, more deeply connected relationships.
We began by teaching these skills in face-to-face settings and quickly learned how helpful it can be for parents to have skills to manage their strong emotions, allowing them to parent from a place of love and connection. Couples are joyful when they understand their child’s developmental capabilities and tailor their parenting to support the child’s developmental goals. Marital stress goes down when parents feel confident and supported in their parenting journey. When one father made a point to be in class even though his wife and child were out of town, it was obvious that these skills matter and joining with others for support and accountability matters too.
Faithful Family Life offers valuable insights for people of all ages and stages. Even if you aren’t married and aren’t actively raising children, you are in relationships. Think about your family of origin and holiday gatherings. Think about your place of employment. Think about your church or organizations that are important to you. Every day you have the opportunity to choose a path forward that moves toward health, peace, and joy. Faithful Family Life can help you with the skills, community, and support to make identifying and choosing that path possible.
Join us. Your knowledge and experience enhances our community.
While there are Faithful Family Life workshops and classes that are limited in time commitment, this is really an invitation to join others on this journey of life, sharing information and support as we all seek to be faithful to the lives we were born to live and to be faithful to those with whom we are connected.
The contributors to the Faithful Family Life content spend their day reading, studying, and wrestling with how the most current scientific discoveries reveal what works for families dealing with real issues in dialogue with the insights offered by Scripture and wisdom traditions. You will find the fruits of this labor on the pages and posts of this website so you don’t have to spend your day reading and studying scientific books and journals. But we do ask you to wrestle.
- Consider the ways in which what you read can be applied to your own family situation.
- Reflect upon your own life story to understand the energy that influences your relationships.
- Commit to finding support for your journey. As humans we are not designed to travel this journey alone.
You are invited to participate in this community of learning and support. Join as our friend and begin to learn the skills of Faithful Family Life with the support of those who share this journey with you. If you aren’t ready to join, but are curious about what all this means, sign-up below to stay connected and have access to free content.