What Does a Healthy Family Look Like?


What does a healthy family look like? What are the areas or domains that are involved in describing a healthy family?

Part of my new role at Mountair Christian Church involves family ministry and the oversight of our ministries for children, youth and families. My dream is that our church is known for offering excellent education opportunities for parents and families. Healthy families are important for the growth of the Gospel in a community like ours.

The first part of defining a healthy family is narrowing down the domains that describe a healthy family. In looking at different resources online, I’ve narrowed it down to six domains:

  • Economic
  • Faith
  • Health
  • Physical Safety
  • Relationships
  • Education

Am I missing an important domain for family health?

Once these domains are labeled, then I can move on to describing health within each of these domains and then what type of educational opportunities would be needed to bring about health within the family.


About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on July 30, 2012, in Family Strategies and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The six domains of a healthy family. I understand Economic, Faith, Health, Physical Safety, and Education. What exactly do you mean by Relationships? Does that include the marital relationship of the mom and dad to each other? Does that include the involvement of mom and dad in the child’s life? Or the role and influence of the mom and dad on the child? Because I think the strongest indicator of any family’s health outside of faith is the bond and involvement of the parents in the family and even whether or not they are being intentional about raising their kids. In my opinion, a lot of the other stuff can be overcome if those faith and family elements are in place.

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