A funny version from Donny Osmond (do any of you remember the original?!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5BPRJPtQa

Today’s charity is Care For the Family

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. They are involved in strengthening marriages, supporting parents and helping the bereaved, which they do through events, resources, training and networks of befrienders. Their ministry is headed by Rob Parsons who has written excellent books such as ‘The Sixty Minute Father’, ‘The Sixty Minute Marriage’, ‘Teenagers! What every parent needs to know’, ‘Getting Your Kids Through Church Without Them Hating God’ and many others. These books are easy to read, very accessible and funny, but offer a wealth of practical advice.

This charity works tirelessly to help strengthen the family. They provide holidays for single parents who might otherwise not be able to afford such things; they help those who have suffered bereavement (either the loss of a partner or a child). They provide training and practical events to help, right from engagement through to marriage and parenting issues. I think the greatest thing they do is to remove the sense of isolation we often have, feeling that we are the only ones going through such issues. It helps to know we’re not and it helps to have practical strategies that can aid us through the ups and downs of family life.