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Overview | Theology of the Family Theology of the Family


A brief overview of the contents of the Biblical Vision of the Family series.

Content of the DVDs

  • 13 sessions dealing with essential topics on marriage and the family
  • Each topic broken down into component parts
  • Biblical and theological foundations for each theme are developed

Guidebook for Participants

  • Detailed notes/outlines for each session
  • Participants check off key items
  • Spaces for comments, observations, questions
  • Large boxed areas give key insights
  • Questions provided for small and largegroup discussions
  • Short scripture passages and accompanying question for each weekday
  • Personal pages for growing observations and prayer requests


  • Designed for adult and young adult formation and catechesis
  • Can be used with already existing groups or with newly formed groups

Ideal for:

  • Those preparing for marriage
  • Those already married
  • Those with families
  • Priests, deacons, and religious seeking
  • foundations for marriage and family
  • Those wanting a better understanding
  • of the family
  • Those in family life ministries


  • Regular parish leaders who have a love for family can easily use this material to advantage because all teaching is contained on the DVDs
  • The Guidebook for Facilitators contains the structure of program (when to pray, outline of contents of DVDs, discussion questions, etc)

Typical Session

  • Ideally, groups meet each week for a 13-week period
  • Can meet in large or smaller groups in a parish center or homes
  • Facilitators run the dvd’s, keep things on time, and moderate the discussions
  • The DVDs and the Guidebooks provide the necessary structure

Background of the Program Author

Dr. Joseph Atkinson, founder and presenter

  • Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture/JohnPaul II Institute
  • Leading expert on the Family as the Domestic Church
  • Has worked on this project for more than 15 years
  • Host of 13-part ewtn series on the Family
  • Lectured in US, Canada, Ireland,Australia, India

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