2 years ago, I came across an Internet radio program called Generations with Vision. I enjoyed listening to the host Kevin Swanson while he addresses current cultural and political issues around the globe, from a genuine Biblical perspective. I then learned that his ministry organizes a Family Economics Conference in the US every year. Curious about what it is all about, I purchased some audio recordings from previous conferences.
How glad I was that I got hold of those recordings! I thought to myself, “Eureka! This is what I am looking for.” You see, I always wonder how to strengthen the family relationship and help my children to survive in this world. I used to work 8 hours a day and spend 2 hours in travelling. That means I am out of the sight of my family for 10 hours a day. I thank God that He has convicted us to homeschool our children so at least they can be with one of their parents every day.
Occasionally my boss allows me to work from home and every single time my children rejoice when they hear about the “good news”. They remind me that by God’s design children enjoy to be around their parents. Before the Industrial Revolution, most of the families worked together for more than 5000 years. The rise of big corporations and public education has pulled the family apart. During the day, dad is out at work, mom is out at work and little Johnny is out at school; the home is no longer the vibrant center for the family. The family is divided, scattered and weakened.
Is this what God has designed for the family? I don’t think so. God wants the husband and wife to build the family together and bring their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Eph. 6:4) How can we do so if we only get to see our children 4 hours a day? And even if we are “together” with our children in the evening or during the weekend, how much time do we spent in constructive activities and conversations with them?
Family economics (or family business) is a viable solution to bring the family back together in a productive way. I believe wholeheartedly that family that works, plays, prays and serves together will stay together and be a strong witness for the Lord. However, I don’t know where to start. I need help. And God has answered my prayer by showing me the teachings from the family economics conference.
Generations with Vision ministry has been organizing the US conference for several years and every year the number of attendees grows substantially. It is time for Christians in Canada to be blessed from this vital message. I hope you would join us.