Intentional, Strong Families

University of Nebraska researchers conducted research that found strong families shared six characteristics: Family members have a strong commitment to each other and make their relationships a high priority. They make it known that they appreciate each other, they talk to each other about small things and big issues, they spend time together, they believe in a greater power and have shared belief, and they cope with difficulties and crises effectively.

None of these characteristics should surprise us. What this tells us is strong families don’t just happen; they require intention and persistence. We also know that strong families make for strong churches, strong communities, strong states, and a strong nation. This means we need more dads and moms to be intentional about making strong families.

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