Keys for Kids

In strong families, it’s all for one and one for all.

Posted on 12/10/2017 by Greg Yoder

One of the nine characteristics researchers say make for strong families is family loyalty. That’s where family members view themselves as being a part of the family “team,” and they are willing to make personal sacrifices to help their team “win.” The ultimate way to develop family loyalty is working together on common goals, like sharing the Gospel with neighbors, preparing and delivering meals to shut-ins, or tutoring disadvantaged kids. How about a backpacking trip, or a missions trip, or whatever? Your kids might not like it at first, but, as your family accomplishes worthy goals together, they’ll see the wisdom of Jesus’ words, “It’s more blessed to give than receive” (Acts 20:35).

Suggested Reading: Acts 20:35
Tags: family, roles

Keys for Kids Parent Minute is a one-minute daily feature, hosted by Greg Yoder, the executive director of Keys for Kids Ministries. Amidst a vast sea of parenting experts, Greg is a real parent who’s had successes and failures raising kids. Greg shares the good and the bad about raising his own four kids–three of which are now adults. He’s a real parent and grandparent, talking to real parents and grandparents about real issues facing kids and their families today.

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