The educational program of the church must include practical teaching which shows applicable ways for families to live in the way God designed for them. The article discusses what types of programs and topics can be used to instruct the families. Church programs for helping families include: "adoption" of troubled families by health families; social activities for both individuals and the family unit; counseling; food and clothing closets; mothers' day out, etc. There is also a section listing groups within the church, such as newlyweds, who need special help and ideas on how to minister to them.
The author begins by defining the term habit. Careful attention is given to explaining the stimulus-response and cognitive-field learning theories as they relate to habit formation. Finally, principles from both schools are included in building a useful model of habit formation consistent with biblical teaching.