(This post was written by Chuck Carringer, Pastor of Family Ministries)
While I am not a huge fan of the traditional family reunion, I am sold on the value of daily reunions. When our family of four gets back together at the end of the (school, work, meetings, errands, etc.) day, it is a big deal. I don’t want to miss this opportunity for all of us to share in each other’s day. What’s happened while we have been apart?
- What was fun?
- What did you learn?
- What went well?
- Did anything not go well?
- Did you help anybody?
- Do you need help with anything?
While this is not an exhaustive list of potential conversation topics, it should serve to generate some ideas. Parents, I encourage you to make daily reunions part of your family culture. For us, this time is frequently informal. Our reunions could occur while other activities are going on, or it could happen around the dinner table (my personal favorite). The key point is that it is special when we get back together, even if we have only been apart for a few hours.
What daily reunion strategies are you using?