7 Generations of Family
Our passion is that you create a healthy family for generations to come.
We don’t want you to just think of yourself, your children, and your grandchildren. We want you to think about your great grandchildren and your great-great grandchildren, and those after them, up to 7 generations.
In Psalm 78.5-7, the bible says, “He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers that they should teach them to their children, that the generation to come, even the children yet to be born, that may arise and tell them to their children, that they should put their confidence in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.”
Jonathan Edwards left a great example of what to do. Jonathan and his wife Sarah left a great godly legacy for his 11 children.
At the turn of the 20th century, American educator and pastor A.E. Winship decided to trace out the descendants of Jonathan Edwards almost 150 years after his death. His findings are astounding, especially when compared to a man known as Max Jukes. Jukes’ legacy came to the forefront when the family trees of 42 different men in the New York prison system traced back to him.
Max Jukes’ descendants included:
- 7 murderers,
- 60 thieves,
- 50 women of debauchery,
- 130 other convicts,
- 310 paupers (with over 2,300 years lived in poorhouses), and
- 400 who were physically wrecked by indulgent living
It was estimated that Max Juke’s descendants cost the state more than $1,250,000.
Jonathan Edwards’ legacy included:
- 1 U.S. Vice-President,
- 3 U.S. Senators,
- 3 governors,
- 3 mayors,
- 13 college presidents,
- 30 judges,
- 65 professors,
- 80 public office holders,
- 100 lawyers, and
- 100 missionaries
Family Health Survey –
a document that evaluates the Health of your family in seven areas
- Warmth and Support,
- Team Spirit
- Spiritual Life
- Family Business Clarity,
- Responsibility, and