Family Bonding Time
by Danny Tariman
“Look how good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1)
I am blessed to have a family that prays together, plays together, go out together.
We are so close to each other.
We go out together to explore places.
We go out together to enjoy the sun, the sand, and the seas – at a beach.
We go out together to satiate our cravings for food!
We watch together concerts, stage performances, and ballet shows.
We watch together movies too, even at home.
The best times of the week are the times when we are together. And we do this at least once a week.
We call this “family bonding” time.
We may be busy everyday with our respective work and activities. But we strive to maintain a common time for us all to be together – and without the gadgets (mobile phones, etc) in our hands.
Yes, at least once a month we go out – to the beach, to places we haven’t been in the past, to have dinner or lunch in a good restaurant, and other activities.
And I believe, this is a gift from God. We spend a bit of our savings on what we can afford, and enjoy these!
“You may spend the money however you wish… or whatever you desire. You and your household may eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and enjoy it.” (Deuteronomy 14:26)
At times, we widen our “family bonding time” with our extended family – with relatives and their family. We all meet together and have time chatting, sharing, and have fun together.
We do this in the spirit of love and unity. We do this because we value relationships.
As the Bible says “how good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!”
May the LORD continue to bless our family and yours!