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Did you know that eating family meals together is vital to the health of your kids?

Key Points:

  • Family connection has to be a priority and it takes planning to make it happen.
  • Family meals provide a protective layer for our kids.
  • This time of family connection should be free of phones or other distractions.
  • This time creates a great opportunity for prayer and encouragement.

Quote This:

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. On a scale of 1-10, how well are you doing at making family meals a priority? Why do you rate yourself this way?
  3. What are the things that inhibit your family from eating together? Where can you make some adjustments?
  4. Read Deuteronomy 6:5-9. What are some of the Christian values you want to pass on to your kids? What is likely to happen if you don’t make time for God in your family?
  5. How can intentional conversations help you to connect more with your kids?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.