This course is designed to look at family and marriage from God’s perspective. Our purpose is to help you to understand God’s intentions for the family and to discover the biblical principles of marriage and family life. We want you to understand some of the important issues of a good marriage and a healthy family. Our prayer is that your own marriage and family will be strengthened as you go through this course and that you will then be more equipped to strengthen and help other families.
Do you have a desire to learn more about Family Life and how to work with Families? Did you do a Family Ministries School (FMS) and now you want to do the AFS (online)? These FFL modules are meant to bring you up to speed on 3 the main topics of the Foundations for Family Studies (FFS):
- Family of Origin (including Bowen Family Systems & Genograms)
- Biblical view of Family (covered in this course)
In order for you to get most out of the online Advanced Family Studies it is strongly advised to go over these topics first. Even if you did the FMS (or FFS more than a year ago) we still encourage you to revisit this to refresh your understanding on these topics. These 3 topics are the core of the FFS that we build on with the (online) AFS.
This module including its assignments will help you if you are pursuing a degree in Family Studies with the UofN and have completed the FMS (not FFS).
P.S. This content of this module was taken from Larry Ballard’s teaching on Family Life. It was originally written for the Chinese culture, but it can be used to help individuals & families in all cultures. If you desire to teach this material in another culture feel free to change the content to reflect the culture in which you serve. “My copyright is your right to copy.” Permission is granted to use this material for educational and noncommercial purposes.