Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and author of over 100 books, booklets & Bible studies. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,300 US outlets daily and in more than 130 countries

What we’ve got to do is back up and look
at the origin of the family. Who made it

and why did He make it, and how did he
make it? We’ve got to look at what God had

in mind because family is God’s idea, and
anything God made was good. So if you’ve

got a bad family, it’s because you turned
God’s idea into your idea. You’ve turned

God’s plan into your plan.
We’re following somebody else. We’re

marching to somebody else’s drumbeat.
Many of us as men are not leading our

families because we’ve left God and
followed the crowd. Many ladies are no

longer what God has called them to be
because they’re marching to somebody

else’s definition of what it is to be a
wife and a mother. Let’s go back and do

what they do when you go to the
drugstore and you get a prescription.

Often you’ll see, “For best results, follow
the directions.” And if you want best

results in your family and in your home,
follow the directions. Guess what? The

Manufacturer knew what He was doing when
He packaged the product. It’s amazing to

hear people talk today. People expect not
to make it. They expect to see families

deteriorate. If there’s something wrong
with family, there’s something wrong with

us. When God created family, He knew what
He was doing.