Our Vision: A North Dakota Where Families Thrive

November 17

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being…” –Ephesians 3:14-16

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.” These are the words of the great Winston Churchill, spoken following the birth of Prince Charles in 1948. And although spoken nearly 70 years ago, these words remain true today. In short: Family matters!

Welcome to part three of our four-part series highlighting the vision of Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota. Today, we look at the third part of our vision: a North Dakota where families thrive.

We believe that God’s timeless design for the family is the strongest foundation for any free and successful society. Not only is the family the single best institution for the creation, protection, provision, and training of children – whether biological or adopted – it is also the most beneficial establishment for the honoring and caring for elderly, and for the fulfillment of all human needs. As such, thriving families have the power to lessen the need for government intervention and should serve as an important check on the scope of our government.

I don’t know about you, but I believe we should be in the business of encouraging and empowering families. This includes supporting state policies and programs that encourage parents to stay together and raise their children; empowering parents to assume control of their children’s education; highlighting the uniquely beneficial roles that men and women, fathers and mothers, bring to the family; and offering appropriate support to our single parents, guardians, relatives raising children, foster parents, and those wishing to adopt.

Some say, “It takes a village.” At Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota, we say, “It takes a family.”

Our vision is a North Dakota where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished. We want you to play a critical part in this! You can do that right now by visiting our Action Center, reviewing our current action items, and adding your name to the growing number of concerned people who are speaking up and standing for families.

Thank you for speaking out for the preservation of family values here in North Dakota. Families matter, so let’s be sure everyone knows we want a North Dakota where families thrive!


Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director


Part1: Imagine a North Dakota Where God Is Fully Honored

Part 2: Imagine a North Dakota Where Religious Freedom Flourishes

Part 4: Imagine A North Dakota Where All Life is Cherished