God created families–every human being was created in His image. Sin ruined His plan, but through Christ’s death, He opened the possibility for reconciliation and restoration. Because of God’s love, mercy, and sacrifice for us, we strive to strengthen, rebuild, restore, and reconcile families to God’s image.
 
Families come in different sizes and ages and varieties and colors. What families have in common the world around is that they are the place where people learn who they are and how to be that way.
--Jean Illsley Clarke