by identifying shared values and focusing on a common purpose.
1. Call a family meeting. Be sure to have 100% attendance. (Yep, even the baby. Hold him on your lap so he can be present as well.) This discussion could take more than one family gathering. Be flexible.All participate. Each voice is heard. Each idea valued. (Have a “secretary” write down each response.)
and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6: 5-9
(Answer to letter B.)____________________________________________.
This is a quick and easy way to write a family mission statement. If you want to study this topic in depth the best resource out there is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Steven Covey.
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Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.