In today’s modern world, it can be hard to keep up with your family. It’s common for Christians to feel as though they’re disconnected from their family members. But things don’t need to be this way. There are a few simple methods that you can use to strengthen the bonds between you and your family members.

 

 

Spend More Time Together

 

 

Families who spend time together have an easier time communicating. The bonds between family members are strengthened, and the overall mood and emotional health of the family members is increased. There are a number of activities you might consider becoming involved in as a family. Experts also recommend having at least one meal together as a family — usually breakfast or dinner. Breakfast is a good way of starting the day on a positive and affirming note, while dinner is a good way to share the happenings of the day and stay updated on each other’s lives.

 

Volunteer Together

 

One of the most important things that you can do as a Christian, is to help people less fortunate than you. You can do this by volunteering at any number of places: your local soup kitchen, a homeless shelter, an animal shelter, or any other volunteer organization. Volunteering is a great way to teach your children about conscientiousness in their day-to-day lives. It’s also an ideal bonding activity. When you help other people, you feel good yourself and you make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. 

 

Attend Church and Bible Studies Together

 

Many families attend church services together as a way of staying connected. Many churches will also offer family Bible studies that you and your children can attend. Church and Bible study attendance are good ways of becoming closer to one another, growing in the Word and growing together as a family. 

 

Practice Resolving Disputes Through Civil Means

 

Sometimes, families feel as if their bonds have been stretched because they aren’t resolving conflicts in a meaningful way. You should practice resolving your disputes through civil means. This might mean sitting down and talking out the conflict. In particularly thorny conflicts, it might also mean bringing in a third party mediator, such as a pastor or counselor. A positive approach to conflict resolution will strengthen the family and teach your children ideal life skills.

 

All of these are easy activities to employ in your day-to-day life. When you practice these things, you’ll have a much easier time connecting with your family members. You’ll also make precious memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

 

 

Colleen Batchelder

Colleen Batchelder

Colleen Batchelder has always been passionate about putting Feet to her Faith! She loves traveling the globe minstering at various churches, colleges and conferences speaking to audiences ranging in age from 9 – 101. She speaks on inter-generational communication, reaching millennials within the workplace and church and breaking down generational assumptions.

When she’s not pouring over books, you can find her enjoying a nice Chai Latte, exploring NYC or traveling to a new and exotic destination.
Colleen Batchelder
Colleen Batchelder"> Colleen Batchelder
Colleen Batchelder has always been passionate about putting Feet to her Faith! She loves traveling the globe minstering at various churches, colleges and conferences speaking to audiences ranging in age from 9 – 101. She speaks on inter-generational communication, reaching millennials within the workplace and church and breaking down generational assumptions. When she’s not pouring over books, you can find her enjoying a nice Chai Latte, exploring NYC or traveling to a new and exotic destination.

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