Done is Better Than Perfect: Counseling in Our Homes

Family counsels can be the thing of nightmares. They can also be a catalyst for continual family growth. As we counsel together effectively, members of the family feel seen, heard, and noticed. This helps our communications, as well as developing an overall tone of love and understanding in our homes. Effective family councils have the power to strengthen the foundation for an educational, spiritual, emotional, and physical growth environment. The Van Komens will share tools, tricks, and tips that have helped them as they have instituted various types of councils in their home.


Lindy Van Komen likes to dance in the kitchen in her socks and sing loudly in the car to Broadway musicals—much to the embarrassment of her 5 children. The Van Komens have been having fun and learning together at home for over 13 years. Sister Van Komen also has the privilege of helping mamas bring babies into the world as a midwife’s assistant.

Jeff Van Komen loves being part of his children’s education and does so by mentoring them in classes with their homeschool community. His own path of education included a biochemisty and cell biology Ph.D., and he works as a microbiologist. When not working or helping with homeschooling, Jeff can be found indulging in his love for construction by upgrading, fixing, and running the homestead.

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