Social distancing means the community that was once outside the walls of our home, is now entirely within. This brings us closer as a family physically and relationally, but exposes weaknesses as well. What to do with them?
Are the kids fighting all the time? This childhood struggle is the source of the many scars we wear today as adults. Let's navigate the inevitable and train our children to be compassionate.
When our structure shifts, return to the basics. We have the perfect opportunity to teach Christlike, generous and community-centered values to our children.
We forgive and we restore. But what if the person continues the same hurtful things as before? We are called for forgive, but not live painful patterns. Be wise and use boundaries.
Forgiveness is hard enough, restoring may feel like we are inviting heartbreak all over again. Yet, if the family unit is to endure and relationships to last, we must build the bridge or restoration.
Never underestimate the power of Forgiveness within a family. We teach with words, but it finds roots in our own modeling. Be the living example.
Things had escalated fast when suddenly she screamed, "Get out of my house!" "We aren't done talking about this." "Get out! ...Fine! I'll leave my own home!" Anger fits both of us like a well tailored suit. Staying calm and not raising my voice took all the power of the Holy Spirit in me. As... Continue Reading →
There is hidden treasure in mealtimes. The sit-down-at-a-table, family meal is usually the first to go in a busy life. But the sit-down, family meal holds a wealth of opportunity. From homemade feasts to easy takeout the act of sharing a meal brings people together. No shows. No phones. No iPads. No tablets. Just the... Continue Reading →