Making a Real Difference
Changed lives. That's what people discover after engaging with FamilyLife–their lives and marriages are changed dramatically for the better.

And that's the mission of FamilyLife–to help people change the world one home at a time. Created on the principle that the family provides the foundation for society, the ministry offers a wide range of tools to help families become stronger. Tools that help you communicate more lovingly and effectively. Tools that help you rekindle the romance. Tools that help you become the very best parent you can be. By offering tools for change, FamilyLife empowers people to live in love instead of in anger. And thus the world is changed, one home at a time.

Blueprints for Families
FamilyLife is committed to helping people know and apply the biblical blueprints for maintaining a God-honoring marriage and raising children to become responsible adults.

From the very beginning, FamilyLife® has been a powerful catalyst for today's families. By offering biblical approaches to real-world challenges faced by people everyday, FamilyLife helps families become stronger and grounded.

Campus Crusade for ChristThe origins of the ministry can be traced back to 1951, when Bill and Vonette Bright founded Campus Crusade for Christ, now known as Cru in the U.S., to help fulfill Christ's Great Commission – taking the gospel to every nation. Starting on one college campus with one couple, Campus Crusade has grown into a multi-faceted organization with tens of thousands of people serving in more than 196 countries.

From this simple beginning, Family Ministry grew and transformed. Married staff members saw the value in the work and asked for seminars on marriage. In 1978, in response to demand from community leaders, pastors and couples throughout the country, Family Ministry (now known as FamilyLife) opened its pre-marriage and marriage conferences to the public. We have been offering these tools for change ever since.

With each year and with each event, we are continually reminded that people throughout the world are very receptive to the FamilyLife message of love and hope. We've experienced phenomenal growth since we offered our first pre-marriage conferences more than 30 years ago. For details on our development, check out our timeline. You'll discover key highlights that showcase how FamilyLife's reach has grown each decade.