God's perfect plan for the family is found in Scripture but we can't find one family that actually lived his plan perfectly. Not one. But you know what? I actually find great encouragement in reading about Abraham's failings as a husband. Or Jacob's messed up stepfamily. No, I'm not encouraged by their imperfections but I do find it encouraging that in spite of their failings God called them. He matured them. He redeemed them. That same redemption is available for my imperfect family and yours.