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Reclaiming the Urban Family

The City of Philadelphia called recently and asked for the names of some "good families" they could honor. I knew we could give them hundreds of names from our church. I don't know why we hadn't had a special day to honor these families before.

Every year we recognize men on Men's Day and women on Women's Day. The whole church nominates people who are living a godly life. All those nominated are recognized, but the ones who are at the top we name "Mighty Men of David" and "Women of Great Price." We give our congregation examples to follow. And now we're doing it with whole families. Our church has become known for growing "good families."

In fact, our church has a near-zero divorce rate. Only one couple that's taken our family ministry training course in the past twenty years has divorced.

We're training men to be strong husbands and fathers. Our church membership has been as high as 48 percent male, that is until the single women started hearing about the kinds of men we produce!

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