Does your family schedule ever feel hectic?
In the busy seasons, we rush from school to work; then from football practice to recitals; then from home to church. Life can sometimes feel like a constant barrage of due dates and drop-offs.
We can even get so caught up in the day-to-day stress and busyness of life that we lose track and live counter to the values we hold dear.
We can fulfill our obligations each day and check everything off our lists, but what’s it all for?
In Proverbs 29:18 it says “Without revelation people run wild.”
Simply put, we need a biblical vision for our families.
Biblical family values help us filter major decisions, direct our day-to-day, guide our discipline, and establish the direction in which our families go.
Watch the video below for a 15-minute tutorial on establishing your family values. (And click here for the handout mentioned in the video.)
Here are a few important things to remember:
- Connecting values to our discipline helps us focus on developing long-term character in our kids, not just short-term behavior.
- Download the values list and narrow your values to your top 5 family values. List them in order of importance.
- If you’re married, do it separately from your spouse first and then come together to see how your list of values align. Work together to develop your family’s list.
- Connect Scripture references to each of your values. Post it on your refrigerator.
- Remember, the most important way to instill these values in our children is to model them ourselves.