|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2008)|
FamilyLife is a Christian non-profit organization with headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, and a subsidiary of Cru. President Dennis Rainey guides FamilyLife in its mission to "effectively develop godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time."
Campus Crusade for Christ was created in 1951 with founders, Bill and Vonette Bright, who "had a great desire 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 multifaceted ministry with tens of thousands of full-time and associate staff serving in more than 196 countries.
In 1976, Campus Crusade for Christ began Family Ministry to provide pre-marriage seminars for its staff members. Following the success in meeting the needs of pre-marrieds, married staff couples began asking for encouragement through marriage seminars. Community leaders and pastors soon found out about the seminars and said they were exactly what couples needed—the blueprints on how to build strong homes. Family Ministry, now called "FamilyLife", opened their marriage conferences to the public in 1978.
FamilyLife consists of a volunteer network of more than 10,000 members. Many are helping FamilyLife reach families by serving as city ministry directors for a marriage conference or by leading a HomeBuilders Couples Series study.
Conferences and events
Since 1976 more than 1.5 million people have attended conferences, and this year approximately 100 FamilyLife Weekend to Remember conferences will be held in almost every major city in America.
FamilyLife has a publishing subsidiary 'FamilyLife Publishing' that offers 42 books in their inventory. Some of their resources include HomeBuilders Couples Series, HomeBuilders Parenting Series, and What God Wants for Christmas.
FamilyLife has also educated over 850,000 children about the meaning of Easter through its Resurrection Eggs and the World's Largest Easter Egg Hunt.
In 2011, they launched a video-based marriage enrichment event entitled The Art of Marriage, designed to make the marriage principles from the Weekend to Remember conferences accessible to all communities.
FamilyLife Today, hosted by Bob Lepine and Dennis Rainey, is FamilyLife's most popular radio program and can be heard on top Christian stations across the country, providing practical, biblical answers to the issues couples and families face. Other FamilyLife programs include: FamilyLife This Week, Real FamilyLife, and FamilyLife Sunday Nights.