The Author

Timothy Paul Jones (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate vice president and C. Edwin Gheens professor of Christian family ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and serves as one of the teaching pastors at the Midtown congregation of Sojourn Community Church. He lives in St. Matthews, Kentucky, with his wife, Rayann, and daughters Hannah, Skylar, Kylinn, and Katrisha. For more information about Timothy, visit

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