by Tammie T. Polk, Content Director
We all want to have a better relationship with our families, right? Especially in the midst of this coronavirus crisis.
We think that we’re doing a good job, but then we get hit with what we’re not doing. We don’t really like when that happens, but the question is this: What are you doing about it?
If you want your relationships to be stronger….
If you want to know without a doubt that you are on the same page with your spouse….
If you want your children to still see you as a superhero….
- Pay attention! Do you know what your spouse and children enjoy? Do you know what their interests are? If you saw them doing something, would it surprise you that they know how to do it? And now is the perfect time to spend time with your family learning what they enjoy!• Learn the difference between quantity time and quality time. Just because you’re in the same house with them doesn’t mean that counts as quality time. What are you doing with them in that time? Are you engaged with them?
- Be active in what they’re interested in. I can’t stress this one enough. If they see that you don’t care, you won’t know anything about what’s going on with them. If you brush them away when they come to you, that will be the last time that they do so. If you never make time to attend something that they are in, you’ll find yourself reading about it elsewhere or hear someone else talking about it. Again, now is the perfect time to do this!
- Spend time alone with them—both your children and your spouse. Date nights and family nights are a MUST in today’s modern family. If you see that your spouse needs a break, get your children busy with an activity and then enjoy time with your spouse. If the kids are getting restless, have an older child play games with them. Or, better yet, set aside time to spend with each member of your family throughout the week. And read aloud as a family frequently. You will really enjoy that most of all!
- Pray for them…and I really mean pray! Pray without ceasing for each member of your family. I’m talking about deep, sincere, fervent prayer that makes you feel as if God has stopped just to hear YOU! Don’t just ask God to bless or help them. Be intentional. Be specific. Be bold. Let God know exactly what they need from Him to get through, no matter how young or old they are! Now more than ever our families especially our children need prayers!
Folks, it’s rekindling time. A flame that dies out is work to rekindle, while a fire that is tended lasts through the night! You CAN do this during the coronavirus crisis!
Tammie T. Polk is a Goal and Dream Fulfillment Coach for the married Christian professional woman with kids who battles with doing what she wants to do because of the demands on her life. Using the library of over 70 books she has penned and published since September 2015, she writes to inspire, encourage, uplift, and equip women to eliminate excuses and excel in life and business — all while being a married homeschooling mother of three girls herself!
Find out more about Tammie on her Amazon Author Page!
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