Day 1: Family Priorities (Chapter One) Determine what your priorities as a family are. Ask yourself a few questions: What do we want to achieve as a family? What will matter five years from now—ten years from now? What will mold our children into God-serving adults? What will bring peace—not stress—to our home?
What do we want to achieve as a family?
What will matter five years from now—ten years from now?
What will mold our children into God-serving adults?
What will bring peace—not stress—to our home
The list doesn’t look all that difficult at first glance but it can be incredibly challenging to break this down into realistic goals for your own family.
• Participate in a daily bible study, together as a family and work at hiding God’s word away in our hearts.
• Nurture my children’s gift of music. God has truly blessed them, blessed us all!
• Spend time together as a family doing something other than eating a meal – since we don’t have difficulty with that one.
• Teach my children the importance of showing our faith to the world
• Prepare my children for the world and their role in it.
• Teach the children the ins and outs of courtship and the pitfalls of dating so that, when the time comes, they can make the decision for themselves and navigate that choice well.
This is my own personal list. And I decided a long time ago that any writing or blogging or social media I might do would come AFTER the children and in between all the extra little things we do daily. That’s why you don’t hear from me sometimes for days. I also store up extra blogs whenever possible and schedule them to post at a later time.
Do you need more Balance in your life? Would you consider implementing these suggestions into your own life? Would you tell us about it?
This post is part of the Balanced challenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too!