A positive family and home is built intentionally. I want to be intentional with my family--and hope that I am--not just floating through life with the wish that everything turns out okay.
Because of my desire to be intentional I am always on the lookout for great resources that can help me and my husband as we parent. Building Family Ties with Faith, Love & Laughter by Dave Stone is just that sort of resource.
This book is absolutely full of practical, biblical advice administered with a good dash of humor and common sense--and life experiences. I don't know about you, but I can really relate to others when they share their experiences with me. Sometimes I learn from experiences I haven't had and sometimes it's great to know that "Hey, I'm not the only one who experienced that!".
Dave talks about how to have true joy in your home, creating unbreakable ties, teaching your children contentment and servanthood, being an encourager and so much more. One really great point from this book is Dave's suggestion that each family develop their own mission statement. And then live by that mission statement. He talks about this a lot and it just makes so much sense. When a group (be that a business, a church... or a family) has a common goal and is focused on reaching that goal there is unity, perseverance and just plain ol' team work. I am looking forward to sitting down with my husband and then my children soon and developing our very own mission statement.
This is the first book by Dave Stone that I've read, but it will not be the last. This particular book is one of a series he has written on Faithful Families and I can't wait to read more in the series.
At just 157 pages, this book is not an overwhelming read by any means and any parent should be able to squeeze time in for this awesome little book. So even if you don't think you have time to read, but are looking for ways to be more intentional in leading your family I highly recommend this book.
Disclaimer: I received this book through Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion and all thoughts expressed are completely my own.