What is a phrase or word to describe a person who enjoys family life and values family over other things?

The only phrase I can think of is 'family person/people', which I think is not proper or even right. Please offer me some?

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    “family-oriented” (adj) or “family man” (noun, males only)
    – StephenS
    Commented Oct 11, 2020 at 14:19
  • @StephenS: True, dat! Commented Oct 11, 2020 at 14:55

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Lexico has this definition for 'family man':

A man with a wife (or long-term partner) and children, especially one who enjoys home life.
‘I'm very much a family man and need to be close to those I love’

It's very natural these days to change the gender of expressions like this, so 'family woman' or the gender-neutral 'family person' would be widely understood.

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