How to build a strong and happy family?

Everyone wants to have a strong family. Everyone needs a strong family. But it does not just happen. You have to work on it, fight for it. You have to be intentional about it.

There are a few great articles on the web that can help you to start or get even further if you are already on this journey. Here are some of my favorites.

This post shows you what the characteristics of a strong family are. All the essentials that can help to function sound and strong.

This one adds 4 more essential elements for Christian families, placing God in the center.

How to pursue a family identity? You find 9 simple tips in this article that help to build the sense of belonging in your children.

Who are you as a family? What makes you different from all other families? Your family culture will tell that. Here are some tips to shape one and to understand why you need it.

Part of your culture is family traditions. If you don’t have them yet, or have, but need some new ideas to spice things up a bit, read this article containing 60+ great ideas.

Brothers making connection.
Brothers making a connection.

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In my experience, we are stronger when we act as a team. Teamwork is based on communication. The best way to improve that is to keep simple family meetings. This article explains why and how to do it. We love to have these meetings in our family, our children expect them.

Discipline is indispensable in a family. There are tons of reasons, and this post will tell you some. I would add just real quick, that if you don’t do, others will do it for you and I’m sure that you don’t want that.  I really like her honesty and perspective in the article, and I can relate to her. This has been my greatest struggle too.

Read them and make good use of them. If you want to find even more family building ideas, check out my Pinterest board here:

Have a nice day! 🙂

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