Family problems won't stay at home. These problems keep spilling into our churches provoking church leaders to redouble efforts at family life ministry. But, too often, this ministry is directed toward past stereotypes of the family instead of the real contemporary one. What used to be typical no longer is. Changes in the American family demand a concerted effort at modification of the church's family life ministry if it is to be relevant to all of its members. The changes suggested here are already part of many contemporary churches.