“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Anything worth doing takes effort; time; and perseverance – including parenting. In The Connected Family; Paul and Carolyn Rayne present a practical twenty-six step program designed to help parents make their children a priority; lead them to make a commitment to God; and teach them the tools for Christian living. “When we have won our children’s hearts; our parenting becomes not only more effective; but the rewarding experience God intended it to be.” Capturing the affections of our children is the foundation of successful parenting. Once we’ve accomplished this; instead of a laborious and frustrating struggle; parenting our children will become a true pleasure and joy. Each chapter in this book contains a Step Forward section and a Journal Question and Answer section; and is intended to bring tangible; rewarding results for both parent and child. The Connected Family is not just a book you read; it’s a book you do! Put these principles and guidelines into practice and you will discover that it is possible to become a truly connected family – physically; emotionally; and spiritually.