Additional Ideas For Marriage and Family. "All happy families resemble one another, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own fashion." Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina. The Family Strengths Perspective. Basic Assumptions: All families have strengths, regardless of problems.
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"All happy families resemble one another, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own fashion." Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina
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The observance of four simple things on the part of parents would in a generation or two turn our societies around in terms of their moral values. They are simply these: Let parents and children (1) teach and learn goodness together, (2) work together, (3) read good books together, and (4) pray together.I feel sorry for I parents who do not read to their young children. I feel sorry for children who do not learn the wonders to be found in good books, or how stimulating an experience it is to get into the mind of a great thinker as that person expresses himself or herself, with language cultivated and polished, concerning great and important issues.
There are…identifying features which are to be found in a happy home, whatever the number or description of its family members. I refer to these as “Hallmarks of a Happy Home.” They consist of: 1. A pattern of prayer. 2. A library of learning. 3. A legacy of love. 4. A treasury of testimony.
Reading is one of the true pleasures of life. In our age of mass culture, when so much that we encounter is abridged, adapted, adulterated, shredded, and boiled down, it is mind-easing and mind-inspiring to sit down privately with a congenial book.
Books are keys to wisdom's treasure; Books are gates to lands of pleasure; Books are paths that upward lead; Books are friends. Come, let us read. Emilie Poulsson
IS a prayer
Eases repentance and forgiveness
Sends messages of love, respect, compassion
Enhances work and wholesome recreational activities
An Excellent Means to:
Beauty (helps home environment)
Sharing and Service (for and outside of family)
Ritual (enhance moments)
Learning (stimulus, brain development, skill building, discipline, truths)
Bonding (harmonizing, dancing)
Unity and Identity (common language, family song!)More on Music