In the church, too much time is spent being reactive (fixing issues) rather than being proactive (preparing people for adversity). Family Life has launched a curriculum that looks very promising.
Robert Lewis cites the four commands in Genesis as the impetus for the Life Ready Strategy:
1. Develop Godly Men & Women (Gen 1.25)
2. Build Strong Marriages of Oneness (Gen 2.24)
3. Launch Healthy, image-bearing children (Gen 1.28)
4. Expand His Kingdom (Gen 1.28)
The four pieces of the strategy look very promising. The format is easily useable in a church, small group environment. The material is biblically grounded as well.
Lewis says something very key at the beginning of the promo video: If more time was spent on building strong marriages, the natural result would be strong churches.