I made the decision long ago to serve the youth as a family, rather than to serve the youth with a family.
Looks like I wasn't the only one.
Andrew Jones, Tall Skinny Kiwi, recently posted this as a major game changer in his life:
BONUS GAME CHANGER: To minister as a family instead of a trying to minister as a man with a family. My kids and my wife, and even our dog, are all an integral part of what God has called us to do. That game changer has been great for all of us and has opened up more doors than you could imagine.