Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author, delivers a powerful critique of the nuclear family ideal and calls for a sweeping new paradigm to bring not only sought after stability, but also radical blessings to the world.
The West's multi-century experiment with the nuclear family is having a meltdown. Hyper-individualism has given us an unprecedented number of broken homes and rampant confusion over what a family should be. Jefferson Bethke proposes a solution we've been searching for: a plan for taking back our families from the modern myth that has derailed us and a vision for returning to the life-giving, biblical model of multi-generational teams.
In Take Back Your Family, Bethke reveals historic events that led to our obsession with the nuclear family, then uncovers the devastating impact of our current me culture. Now, writing from the visceral perspective of a father with three young children, he offers the values and strategies he and his family trust in on their quest to live as a community bonded by a shared mission, committed to mutually growing and thriving together. As we return to God's original design for families on earth, eh says, we can participate in the kingdom work that restores and fulfills our innermost desires for connection, contentment, and meaning.