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Building Family Ties with Faith, Love, and Laughter

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    If you are a first time parent, wanting a better family life, ne

    If you are a first time parent, wanting a better family life, needing help in trying to build better values, standards and family time, then this should be a MUST read! It is great to find an author that tells it like it is (these are hard to find these days). To build a strong family means YOU must take action and give of yourself unselfishly.

    You have to invest time in your children, the same way you would do your job to gain promotions or better pay, to build strong family ties! Dave lets you know that YES, this can be done but YOU have to put in the time and the LOVE. I feel this is a great book for ALL families!

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  • Posted May 12, 2012

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    Strengthen your in-house family bonds

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    Building Family Ties with Faith, Love & Laughter is a down-to-earth, common sense guide to strengthening the relationships within one's own home. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a stable marriage and bonding with children from infancy to adulthood, but non-nuclear families are also discussed. (Christian-based)

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    This 160 page book covers more topics than I thought possible! Dave stone is a Christian pastor who believes, “The most practical way to spread the gospel is through moms and dads who model a genuine faith for their children.” I agree with him, leading by example is a powerful teaching method. I enjoyed the overall structure of this small but mighty resource, the tips – mostly bible-based – were easy to understand and implement. I loved the side notes as well, including: “What we say to our children is prophetic, for better or worse”, “Laughing with someone is exhilarating; laughing at someone is disrespectful”, and “It doesn't matter if your children are five or fifteen, a family mission statement provides a rallying point, a focus, a center of gravity that holds your family together.” I have always known that family dinners are key, as is serving the community together, but I can't believe that I have never thought about free time from distracting electronics (phones, computers, mp3 players, etc...). Just because society is going the way of technology doesn't mean we should become obsessed with it. What happened to old-fashioned “family time”? Game night? Crafts? All are worthy alternatives to texting, especially if they are family-based. This book is going to come in handy! Highly recommended to families looking for a little Godly guidance!

    Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

    *** I received this book from the author (Thomas Nelson) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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