Every individual and every family has their own set of distinctive characteristics. Sometimes they are subtle and occasionally they are very pronounced. These distinctions can be met with admiration, disdain, or a host of other responses. Distinctions can come from environment, circumstances, or whims. Some are formed from well-reasoned ideas that turn into conviction.

To aid in the clarity of our own thoughts, to provide the basis for our children to follow, to answer our critics, and to offer a viewpoint for others to ponder, we offer a list of our family distinctions and supporting arguments.

These distinctions are grouped by primary convictions, those that we consider absolute, secondary convictions, those that we follow with zeal but allow periodic bending, and conveniences, which we do out of preference or style.

Some of these convictions we have lived for decades, others we are still in early refinement. We are always learning, always maturing in our convictions.

When we use the term conviction, we mean something that we do irrespective of the cost or the tendency of the culture. However they are not blind convictions and as they mature, sometimes to their opposite, we follow the refined understanding.

Martin Luther said it well and we fully agree: “Unless I am convinced by proofs from Scriptures or by plain and clear reasons and arguments, I can and will not retract, for it is neither safe nor wise to do anything against conscience. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.”

We invite constructive criticism and questions via email at Distiction@Kozlowski.org.

Kozlowski Family Distinctives
Primary Convictions
Secondary Convictions
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