I mentioned a couple of things in my <a title=”Three-Day Weekends” href=”http://uufamily.org/2010/01/19/three-day-weekends/&#8221; target=”_blank”>last post</a> that I’d like to explore further. One is the notion of intentionality, as in Bill Doherty’s <em><a title=”The Intentional Family” href=”http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780380732050/The_Intentional_Family/index.aspx&#8221; target=”_blank”>The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties</a></em>. The other is the idea that congregations need to be intentional about family faith development. Of course, these two ideas go hand-in-hand: healthy families are intentional about being families; and congregations can play an important role in that. What I’d like to propose is, that while congregations need to support families as families, the number one priority for congregations should be helping families develop their faith. More here.

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