The Journal of Family Research and Practice (JFRP) is an annual publication of the Family Ministries Department of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is released each year in conjunction with the Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice (ACFRP). It is authored by various experts in the field and focuses on the same theme as the conference for that year. Each volume is primarily intended for professionals, practitioners, pastors, and lay-people. This volume is intended to be both academic and practical in nature, dealing with the day to day challenges families face. The topics have been identified as key issues relevant to today’s families.