A Way of Life to Transmit Family Values
Dinner hour is time-tested. That means it is a family tradition that goes way back. The quote below is from the Old Testament. That was a long time ago!
AND THESE WORDS, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. ~Deuteronomy 6:6,7
According to the Center on Addictions and Substance Abuse, children who eat family meals together:
- Abuse drugs less
- Eat healthier meals
- Perform better in school
Those are just the surface benefits. Notice in the above quote from Deuteronomy, it mentions something else. God is commanding us to talk about biblical values, every day, all the time. Why? Because it is the secret to a happy life, and God wants us to be happy. So start now:
- Why do you think something as simple as family meals could have such an impact?
- Why is it important to have family meals every day?
- How can this simple tradition bless you?
- What are some small things you can do today to improve the relationships in your family?