Friday, October 17, 2008

Family Traditions

Amanda and I have been facilitating a new class on Sunday mornings called FANTASTIC FAMILIES
6 Proven Steps to Building a Strong FamilyDr. Nick & Nancy Stinnett and Joe & Alice Beam

It seems an important component or commitment in healthy strong families is Family Traditions.

In the book Fantastic Families, which I highly recommend (take the course too!) there are 6 commitments that families need to adhere to. #5 is Commitment to Family Traditions
· Family traditions serve an important role in family cohesiveness
· The Lord instituted a family tradition for the Jews – Passover Celebration
-The oldest son would ask; “What does this mean?” as the meal begins
· Traditions provide a sense of history for the family
· Traditions create memories for family members
· EX: Meals together, devotionals, holidays, vacations, birthday celebrations, etc.


We have several traditions in our family - one is Pizza night on Thursdays. This past Thursday evening the kids made their own pizzas. Believe it or not they actually turned out delicious!

5 comments:

Marci said...

Loved your pics...So glad your kids know how to cook!! In the short time our little family has been together, we have lots of traditions already and I hope we will add some more later. One is our Saturday morning tradition-we go eat breakfast with my parents every Saturday!! Another is bed time prayers-Ella calls them "Amens!"

Bruce and Amanda Baird said...
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Bruce and Amanda Baird said...

Marci - I'd like to eat with your parents again. I mooched off of them while a single youth minister - I'll bring 5 more with me this time! ha ha ha. Keep the "Amens" going - say a few for me too!

katie paden said...

hey i heard that something happened to Hunters head... anyone here could have told them that a concrete thing would be an accident waiting to happen with Hunter around!
love ya!
katie

Monalea said...

What a clean table they are working on. How did it stay that clean during all the pizza makings? You should see the area where I work when I'm making pizza. It even looks bad when I'm eating pizza.

I love you guys so much and you have an incredible family.

Love you 2-3-6,

Monalea

ps - Papitos to Amanda