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Our Story

The Family Wins (TFW) was created to address the challenging condition and heartfelt pain broken families experience worldwide. Regardless of the reason a family struggles, the guilt and the pain felt as a family begins to unravel are like no other. Why? Because the concept of family was created by God; it is something we intrinsically value... so much so that a loving family is consistently listed as the most important value held by individuals worldwide.

Jesus is quoted in John 10:10 saying, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (NIV). God's desire for us is to have an abundant life. TFW believes the solution to attaining that goal lies in reminding families of the importance and necessity of spending time daily in God's Word and providing them with a strategy to be successful at it.

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Our Mission

The Family Wins is a Christ-centered family-focused ministry whose mission is to come alongside and offer encouragement and a spiritual solution to families, including those in crisis. A leading apologist of our time said it well, “You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.” We believe the purpose of life is to glorify God by entering into an authentic and meaningful relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

The Family Wins (TFW) was founded to offer help and answers to the common struggle’s families experience worldwide. Our vision is to see families strengthened and lives changed by embracing God’s wisdom and by spending time daily in his Word.

About The Founder

Denny Pattyn, husband, father, visionary and an evangelist at heart was raised by two atheist parents which has fueled his passion for reaching under-churched people with the Gospel. Over the course of his ministry, he is most well-known for founding Silver Ring Thing (SRT) in 1995, in response to concerns for the escalating teen pregnancy rates in Yuma, Arizona. In 2000, he and his family returned home to Pittsburgh bringing the SRT vision with them.

Since that time, SRT has hosted nearly 1,500 peer-led events in 9 countries impacting 725,000 attendees, with 265,000 students choosing to wear silver rings as a commitment to purity and nearly 133,000 students receiving Christ as Lord and Savior. From its inception, SRT recognized that true change in a person’s life only comes about with heart change. SRT events provided a unique platform to talk with teens about God’s plan for sex, love, and dating. Addressing their pain and acknowledging the guilt associated with sexual sin proved to be a powerful avenue to share God’s grace and the power of the Gospel.

Hearing countless parents express their concern for their children and families at SRT events, coupled with the fact that a strong family is universally valued, supplied the motivation for Denny to step into a new role. This compelled him to pursue his latest project - The Family Wins (TFW). TFW’s vision is to see families strengthened and lives changed by embracing God’s wisdom and by spending time daily in his Word.

With this in mind, TFW has created a powerful New Testament Devotional that offers a time-tested reading plan for families. It contains scripture, commentary and includes newly added resources like worship music, an audio reader feature, inspiring videos, and evangelism.