Though the word predictability is not commonly associated with families, truth is, there are expected stages in every family's development. Marriage, raising children, and letting go of adult children are just some of those predictable milestones.
Still, events that are intrusive and unpredictable consistently threaten to disrupt the comfort zone that comes as a result of the predictability in families. These changes may be small like sudden changes in vacation plans or family arguments. Intrusive changes could, on the other hand, have the potential to destroy (or restore) the livelihood of a family. A move, a divorce, or untimely death fit into this category.
Family Seasons prepares families for the predictable stages and offers encouragement to endure the intrusive ones. This book also helps the church enter meaningfully into the life events of individual families by providing family-oriented help for: