This show started off as a decent family drama. In the later seasons, though, this show became almost unwatchable. There was unintentional humor in the amazingly bad production values, ham-handed morality messages, laughably bad writing and desperately awful acting that made it worthy of a MST3K-style viewing party.
It's not the wholesome family drama some would have you believe; despite the main character being a minister (not that you saw him do much ministering,) this show had a rather obsessive preoccupation with sex; much more discussion of that topic occurred on this show than did on, say, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I blame Brenda Hampton, as I have the same quibbles with her mysteriously popular "Secret Life of the American Teenager." Watch at your own risk!
(I do love that the dog Happy has top billing here!)