Faith and the Modern Family: How to Raise a Healthy Family in a Modern World


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Years ago, parents watched Little House on the Prairie. Today it’s Modern Family. And the book you need to read if you’re a parent in these crazy, modern times is Craig Jutila’s book Faith and the Modern Family—from dealing with bad behavior, to guidance on carving out time for what’s most important; from protecting your child online, to helping them find their purpose and knowing how to get there, help is here. This book is filled with humor, with “I’ve been there” stories that will grab your heart, and with biblical principles that will guide your modern family toward God’s best––even in our “too modern,” broken world.

John Trent, Ph.D.
President and Founder,

I love this book. Craig masterfully navigates the fine line between theory (every parent needs good guiding principles) and real-world help. While you’ll find timeless principles in this book, it’s also peppered with timely, practical, just-when-you-need-it advice. The section on knowing how to protect your child online is worth the purchase price alone. You’ll keep this book handy for years to come.

Carey Nieuwhof
Lead Pastor of Connexus Church & Author, Leading Change Without Losing It

Craig’s book, Faith and the Modern Family, addresses the four areas that families are struggling with the most. In particular, the first section of the book will give every parent a plan to help his or her family live a balanced life together—something that is critically missing in today’s world. If you are a parent who cares about the future of your family, you should definitely read Faith and the Modern Family.

Reggie Joiner
President and Founder, ReThink Group

Craig has a reputation for dealing with the issues that matter most to families . . . and here he has done it again. This book engages parents at the bedrock of their questions and fears. It offers sound, biblical advice and a no-nonsense approach to application. For anyone who is raising kids in a modern world (or thinking about it), this book is a must-have resource to have in arm’s reach at all times.

Michelle Anthony
Family Ministry Architect, David C. Cook
Author and Communicator,



Times are changing, especially for families. Today’s modern family is facing challenges that rarely, if ever, crossed our minds a few years ago, and in some cases, a few months ago!

I think the biggest obstacle facing today’s modern family is to many choices. Most families today are long on commitment and short on time and are being pulled in so many directions that it makes it difficult, if not impossible, to connect face-to-face. Smartphones, mobile technology, work-life balance, relentless hurry and stress seem to be woven into the fabric of our lives. If these things are true, the question that begs to be answered is, How do parents raise a healthy family in a modern world?

There is a definite skill set to parenting, especially in this “modern family” world. I used to have a slightly different mindset about this, but technology and the ever-increasing speed of life require parents who are not only aware but also skilled in the difficulties and opportunities presented to the family in today’s modern world. If not, then they may end up asking their eight-year-old how he accessed that inappropriate content on the Web, and could he please block himself (or herself) from any further inappropriate activity or content.