In The Secrets of Happy Families, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler has drawn up a blueprint for modern families — a new approach to family dynamics, inspired by cutting-edge techniques gathered from experts in the disciplines of science, business, sports, and the military.
The result is a funny and thought-provoking playbook for contemporary families, with more than 200 useful strategies, including: the right way to have family dinner, what your mother never told you about sex (but should have), and why you should always have two women present in difficult conversations…
Timely, compassionate, and filled with practical tips and wise advice, Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More should be required reading for all parents.
PATIENCE – Waiting until later for what you want now
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” Psalm 27:14
Week 1 – May 5
Theme: When you think you can’t wait, think twice.
Bible Story: Esau’s Birthright – Genesis 25:24-34
Week 2 – May 12
Theme: When you think you can’t wait, don’t forget what’s true.
Bible Story: The Golden Calf – Exodus 32:1-35
Week 3 – May 19
Theme: When you think you can’t wait, tell God about it.
Bible Story: Hannah prays for a baby – 1 Samuel 1:6-2:1
Week 4 – May 26
Theme: When you think you can’t wait, don’t lose your cool
Bible Story: Proverbs Principle – Proverbs 14:29
The greatest need for our time is for the Church to become what it has seldom been: the body of Christ with its face to the world, loving others regardless of religion or culture, pouring itself out in a life of service, offering hope to a frightened world, and presenting itself as a real alternative to the existing arrangement.
Here’s the Parent Cue for April 28th, 2013
Virtue: Individuality - Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference.
Theme: You can make a difference right now.
Memory Verse: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are yount. Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live.” 1 Timothy 4:12a, NIrV
Bible Story: Timothy as a Young Leader; 1 Timothy 1:3, 19; 3:14, 4:12-16
Ask a kid: How can we use our unique abilities to help someone this week?
Ask a Parent: If you could create the perfect job for yourself, using the things that make you unique, what would it be?
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