While there has been much debate and disagreement about what constitutes a natural family throughout history, God’s Word gives very clear direction on what the family is. The basic foundation of a family first appears in God’s creation of man, which finds its completion with the sexes.
God instituted marriage and family. The relationship between a man and a woman in marriage illustrates the relationship between Christ and His Church
In the family there are different relationships where we form bonds, learn to love, learn to bear with another, learn to forgive, and learn many things about our relationship with God as His children. God shows us His love for us in many ways. He is the author of relationships and family. He gave us family for a purpose.
The family has always been God’s created design for mankind. However, the Church today is losing its foundation of family, both in the Body and in its leadership, despite the emphasis that the New Testament puts on family in the Church.
God created the family, natural and spiritual. Natural families are a product of the natural relationships that God designed between a husband and wife, which produces children, who in turn produce children with their husbands and wives in a cascading, exponential effect so that mankind would “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28b).