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BrightStart For Families

BrightStart For Families

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Circle of Security Parenting

Circle of Security Parenting

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Building Healthy Families, Inc: A Christian Ministry

In the gospel of Mark, Jesus expressed the greatest commandment like this... "The most important commandment is this: 'Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.'  The second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these." (Mark 12:29-31, New Living Translation)

Building Healthy Families is a nonprofit Christian organization. We seek to follow the teaching of Jesus to love our neighbors as ourselves by equipping parents and other care-givers to provide the kind of nurture children require for healthy development.  The earliest years of a child's life are crucial for his or her future and we believe the adults in a baby's life have an irreplaceable opportunity to give their baby a healthy start.

We are convinced that Biblical faith must have practical expression. By serving others, we bring the love of God to them in Jesus' name. This includes the resources of time, expertise, life experience and personal friendship.  Jesus was particularly concerned for the welfare of children and so are we!

One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.  But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.  (Matthew 19:13-15, New Living Translation)

Everyone is welcome to participate in this work, regardless of religious background, practice or preference. Building Healthy Families provides an opportunity for people to put their convictions and their love into action. Our policy is to serve everyone who comes, regardless of any marker of personal identity such race, ethnicity, or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. You can read our full non-discrimination policy.

Upcoming Events


BrightStart is now available in an online digital version. This is used in combination with discussion groups or you can get personal access to the course to do on your own. See the article on our home page for more information.

Circle of Security

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Imagination Playground

We are bringing the Imagination Playground to community events this summer. Check our Facebook page for Imagination Playground events.