Writer’s Name: Andrew J. Rainey
Title: Ways to Keep Your Family First
Ways to Keep Your Family First:
1. Make a dedication to your family and place of origin.
2. Live for the greater whole.
3. Learn true love in the school of the family.
4. Contribute your own family to the worldwide family of the human race.
5. Strive daily to put the spiritual above the physical.
6. Align with heaven to divide blessings on earth.
7. Be sexually untainted to create the true ethnicity.
Families are lost in the dream world of their TV sets and video games. Children are learning values and issues from TV and not from their own parents. The kids do not learn how to communicate with their parents, and will not learn to communicate with their mate later in life. Their marriage will end up in divorce and their kids will follow the same cycle as they did. Less religious influence, persistent underclass unemployment, and alternative lifestyles have contributed to the downfall of families and moral values.
Spending time together doing family activities can promote unity and build relationships of trust amongst family members. This trust develops as a family works together, having common goals and values. These trusting family relationships can help families survive the tough times, as well as strengthen and support individual family members through their own personal struggles. The balance of independence and unity can be difficult to maintain. When family members behave without considering others in the family, it weakens the sense of relative unity, stability, and trust.
Another way to improve family unity and build trust is to plan and participate in regular family activities. Family members can strengthen relationships by spending one on one time together. Family dates are an excellent way to provide this special time. Planning a date not only reserves some time so that the activity is likely to take place, but it also gives the family members something to look forward to. Family dates help strengthen relationships within the family. Everybody likes to be noticed for the good things they do. If parents can learn to identify and strengthen the good things their children are doing, the kids will find more opportunities to be positive. The reason of this activity is to help parents reinforce positive behavior through praise by recognizing children for their good work.
Ask each family member to tell the ways that they would like affection shown to them, or would like to show affection. Some members might like hugs, while others might like to give and receive affection through performing acts of service. It is important to find out how different family members like to receive affection. Otherwise, feelings might be hurt if you give affection and it is not appreciated. Signals might be crossed as you give affection the way you would like to receive it, but the other person does not know it. It is important to tell each member that you love him or her. This might be difficult to start with, but it can become easier with practice. Start with telling your family members that you love them as you are going somewhere, or at the end of a telephone discussion.