Family Basics – Vision and Priorities

We all have visions in our lives, whether we know it or not. Do you need some examples?

I will do everything I can to get that next promotion. Your vision = the promotion
I need to work some overtime to help pay the bills again this month. Your vision = to pay the bills on time
I want to be a better dad than my dad was. Your vision = to be a better parent
Mom and Dad said I have to get a job before I can get a car. Your vision = to buy a car

We have visions for our kids. Continue reading →

Family Basics – Building Up

As parents we have a role to play in the lives of our children. It is not only to feed, clothe, and put a roof over their heads. We are to prepare them for the future. We give them today the tools that they will use in the world for themselves. In building up our children, we must understand that we are equipping them for life on their own. That life may be at school, the playground, the local grocery store, or it may be college and life beyond. Continue reading →

Family Basics – Love

When we start to talk about the fundamentals of being a family, we must begin with love. A family without love is just a bunch of people living in the same house. To the world we are a family because we shame the same address. But it is in love that we find the only true bond that can bring a family together. Continue reading →