What is Commitment to Family about?

Commitment to family is the foundation on which the other five family strength characteristics are built. The family is the place where we learn that we have value as a person and that we belong. Family is the place where we are protected from the dangers of the world and are empowered with the skills to protect ourselves. Family is the place where we learn how to relate to others- developing trust in relationships; realizing we will get hurt and learning to forgive and how to repair wounded relationships. Family is the place where you learn the values to live by and traditions to hold dear. Family is the place where you can always come home to.

Commitment to Family has six (6) characteristics*:

1.Commitment to Marriage

2.Commitment to Each Individual

3.Commitment to Putting First Things First

4.Commitment to Honesty

5.Commitment to Family Traditions

6.Commitment to the Long Haul

*Adapted from Fantastic Families by Dr. Nick & Nancy Stinnett and Joe & Alice Beam

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