This book is a quick read with a lasting impact. Even though my kids are young, Dave Stone has provided ideas for laying the groundwork for their spiritual growth and the growth of our family. One of his suggestions is to come up with a family mission statement. I have heard of mission statements used for corporations before but never thought about using them in a family. But it makes sense doesn't it? Stone believes that the family should come up with the mission statement together and check in once in a while to see how they are doing. What a great way to have an ongoing dialogue with your kids.
In Building Family Ties With Faith, Love & Laughter, Dave Stone stresses how important it is for families to be able to laugh together. He provides some great examples of things he has done with his family that makes me wish he would adopt me! I confess that I am a big planner and this book really touches on the importance of being able to be spontaneous. I will certainly be using some of Pastor Stone's suggestions for ways to have more spontaneous fun with my family.
In our home we make it a point to try and always have dinner as a family. This has involved shifting some schedules around a bit, but I feel it's worth it. Dave Stone agrees and has some pretty powerful statistics to back up how important family meals can be.
What are some of your favorite ways to build and strengthen family ties? Please share below in the comments section and while you're at it, don't forget to enter the giveaway for your very own copy of Building Family Ties With Faith, Love & Laughter. Thanks to our friends at Thomas Nelson for another great title!
Hi, I'm Vicky. I spent 10 years teaching and have a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Currently, I am a stay at home mom to three girls - 4 year old twins and a 3 year old. I use my educational background to create activities that foster learning and fun. I love saving money while teaching and entertaining my kids, and I share those budget friendly ideas here on Mess For Less. Thanks for stopping by!
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