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Cultivating Your Spiritual Wellness in the Family

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

One characteristic of strong families is a shared belief One characteristic of strong families is a shared belief in a greater power that guides ethical behavior, concern for others, and unity with living things. These shared beliefs help to create a bond between family members, as well as providing a framework for love, purpose, security, hope, and peace. The guidelines …

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Strong Families & Spending Time Together

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

Strong families spend a great deal of time together And the time spent is not always in planned events. Just spending time, doing nothing in particular, eases our feelings of isolation and loneliness, builds relationships, contributes to a feeling of security, and helps to create a sense of family identity. Individual family members should find time when two people can …

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Sharing Positive Communication in the Home

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

One research study has shown that the average couple spends seventeen minutes per week in conversation. In contrast, strong families spend a great deal of time talking with one another – ranging from trivial matters to important issues. Communication helps us to feel connected, and because members of strong families feel free to exchange information and ideas, they become good …

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Showing Appreciation and Building Self-Esteem in the Home

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

Healthy families share in common the ability to show appreciation to each other. By showing appreciation, we are essentially saying that the other person is worthy and has dignity. We declare that we can see the positive qualities of the other person. This message is crucial to emotional wellness because it is a core building block of self-esteem. Thus, strong …

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Create A Sense of Commitment to the Family

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

Here are some qualities shared by strong families A commitment is a pledge or a promise. Applied to family life, it is a sense of responsibility or duty to the family that overrides temporary conflicts or times of crisis. Members of strong families take their familial commitment seriously. It is conscious, unwavering, and unconditional. Strong families are not immune to …

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Creating a Sense of Belonging in the Home

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Creating a Strong, Supportive Family

One key to an emotionally healthy life is having the backing of a strong, supportive family. A strong family may be as small as two people or as large as a kinship network of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The size of the family, indeed the composition of the family, does not matter as much as the feeling of belonging …

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Healthy and Unhealthy Boundaries in Relationships – Some Examples

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Maintaining Healthy Boundaries

      Learning to have healthy boundaries is an exciting adventure, an exercise in personal liberation. When two people with healthy boundaries enter into a relationship, they can find true intimacy as whole, complete and equal people. Here are some examples of healthy and unhealthy relationship boundaries                    Healthy boundaries in relationships Unhealthy boundaries in relationships Feeling like your …

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