How does it happen that your second grader’s teacher compliments you on the fact that your daughter shared with the class how she had played out her family’s value of generosity?

It surely doesn’t happen by accident. It only occurs when you as a parent get intentional about your family’s purpose, vision and values as part of your family portrait.

This is a true story from a family that has built their Family Portrait through our summer retreat.

If you don’t have a Family Portrait, I encourage you to spend the time with your family developing one. It starts by defining your values, goals, responsibilities and more. It is a commitment for sure, but it will pay significant dividends. Not only will you grow together as a family through this process, but it will have an impact on generations to come.

If you would like to have guidance in this process, while working alongside other families as you develop your Family Portrait, I invite you to attend our Family Portrait Retreat at Mount Carmel Ministries on July 23 – 29, 2016. (Click on the link above for full details.)

I guarantee you will not regret this investment of time with your family and even your kids will have a great time. I would love to have you join us and I can’t wait to see you there.

Have you been a part of our Family Portrait Retreat in the past? Share with us your favorite part of the week in the comments section below.


If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? 1 Timothy 3:5