Family Life: The Path

(This post was written by Chuck Carringer, Pastor of Family Ministries)

When my children were younger I would take them to a neighborhood park. Sometimes, after we had finished playing we would follow a path through the woods that led to another playground area about a mile away.  I am directionally challenged and there were times that I couldn’t tell where we were, however; I knew where we would end up if we followed the path. Webster’s dictionary defines a path as “a trodden way.” In other words, an established route with a predictable or known outcome that others before you have taken.

In the light of this definition let’s consider our marriages, children and overall family life. Do you like the predictable outcome based on your current path? It you do, that’s awesome, keep going. Stay on your path. If you haven’t already done this, consider asking a trusted friend or couple if they concur that it appears you are on the right path. If you don’t like the predictable outcome of your current path you will need to change paths. Establish a new direction. Start small. Take one area of your marriage or family life and begin to make the desired changes. The Family Ministry team at Faith Promise Church wants to help you.

Is your marriage and family on the right path?