Maybe it’s just me, but families haven’t been getting great press lately. Maybe it’s the number of mindless marriages and divorces? Maybe it’s the number of single-parent kids who need to be on free school lunch programs? Maybe it’s the number of grandparents who are stepping up and helping raise their children’s children?
But I think there are other stories out there. Families are getting great things right: Beautiful young children. Teens who have been distracted by dark actions and activities are coming to their senses. Moms and dads are heroic—everyday.
Those are the stories I want to tell. Beautiful stories. Funny stories. Brave, stick-together no-matter-what stories. Love stories. Making-the-money-work stories.
So why do these stories count? Families are as critical to society as the alphabet is to language or numbers are to mathematics.