500 Family Counselors Say . . .

According to a study of more than 500 family counselors, the following are the top traits of successful families: 

  • Communicating and listening
  • Affirming and supporting family members
  • Respecting one another
  • Developing a sense of trust
  • Sharing time and responsibility
  • Knowing right from wrong
  • Having rituals and traditions
  • Sharing a religious core
  • Respecting privacy.—Focus on the Family Bulletin
“Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:37

Sharing Brownies

A little boy was in a heated argument with his sister about who was going to get the last brownie. His mother overheard the loud discussion in their kitchen and came in to resolve the conflict. Her two children were obviously very distraught about getting that final treat. Sensing the need to teach a deeper truth, the mom asked her children that ever-relevant question: “What would Jesus do?”

The older sibling immediately answered, “That’s easy; Jesus would just break the brownie and make five thousand more!” —ministry127.com.

“Rejoice” Philippians 4:4

Be There

It may be hard on some fathers not to have a son, but it is so much harder on a boy not to have a father. 

King Me, Steve Farrar 

“Since his life is bound up in the lad’s life” Genesis 44:30
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