Monday, May 10, 2010

Marriage Monday: Tips to make a stronger family

Here's some ideas I picked up from a brochure at church: The Seven List

1. Eat dinner as a family four nights a week at least. (We are developing this habit right now)
2. Develop family hobbies. (We walk every night)
3. Engage with your children online- teach healthy internet habits
4. Focus- give undivided attention (We play, read and cuddle with our son)
5. Serve together. (My husband and I serve at the church in many capacities, we also are hospitable in our home)
6. Parent time- model marriage (We read the Bible and pray together in front of our son, hold hands, hug and kiss)
7. Take the TV out of the kids bedroom- nuff said! (No problem!)



Jacque said...

These are great tips! We need to work more on parent time. Sometimes I think the only time my kids see us hug and/or kiss is when Daddy is leaving for work. I forget that is important for them to see us in action in our relationship so they can learn about healthy relationships. Thanks for that reminder - can't wait til hubby gets home from work this morning so we can chat about this! :)

PS. Did you get the button to work? Let me know - I'll do some research on it!

ParaJunkee said...

Hope you had a great day yesterday. The weather was so beautiful here. Great day.

This are good tips. I try to do a lot of them, but unfortunately my husband has such a late schedule, he usually isn't getting home until after Anya is in bed. So we are not great about the dinners. And sitting down with a 3 year old at the dinner table is not exactly engaging conversation. LOL.

You asked about the scrolling buttons. I actually had just been asked about it by a few others, so I wrote a post on my design blog if you want to check it out:

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I like these tips. I think we follow most of them. You have a beautiful family!

Patty said...

All good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

The Proverbs Wife said...

Thanks for commenting on my guest post at Idreamofclean and also for commenting on my post 18 ways to glorify your husband in 2010. When I saw this Seven list I immediately thought this would be a great resource of inspiration to be added to my Home making binder. Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for following me on Twitter. I'm following you as well.

Renée said...

Thanks so much for sharing what you are doing to strengthen you marriage and family. Your family will be grown before you know it and what you are doing is so important. Keep up the good work. I'm cheering for you!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Great tips to live by! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Christine (iDreamofClean) said...

My husband and I are in marriage ministry and have a HUGE passion for marriage to see "good" marriages turn into GREAT marriages! These 7 tips are fantastic. They are simple, which makes them achievable. Thank you for encouraging healthy marriages on your blog!!