4/20 The Family Vision

Q1:  LIFE Visions (Choose Life)

TOPIC 2:  COUPLE & FAMILY VISION

[This is Household topic 4 of the year, make sure you have finished the previous topic before implementing this one]

SESSION 2 – The Family Vision

1. God has a vision for your family.

  • Your family is the fruit of love between a married couple.
  • Your family is FOR a particular purpose:  to continue the couple’s life and love mission.

2. God’s plan for the family:  4 tasks (Familiaris Consortio # 17)

  • Your family is meant to love each other.
  • Your family is meant to serve life.
  • Your family is meant to serve the Church.
  • Your family is meant to serve the community/society.

3. There is the ideal family and then there are families that don’t follow the nuclear family structure, but which we see happening more and more in the world today:

  • OFW families, single parents, divorced/annulled/separated/broken families

4. No matter how “broken” your original/blood family, there’s hope for restoration, healing and new life.

5. No matter how “broken” your original/blood family, you have a bigger family, the Christian family in Christ.

6. You must discern and pray about God’s specific vision for your family.

 

(See “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families” by Stephen Covey)

Reference:  Familiaris Consortio “ON THE ROLE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY IN THE MODERN WORLD” by PJP II (1981)

 

Discussion Starter:

Are you clear about God’s vision for your family?

What areas do you feel God is calling you to work on?

 

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