We have spent many delightful hours together as a family this summer playing badminton. A friend who joined us one evening made a very insightful comment: “Families who pray together and play together, stay together.” This is so true.
We have seen many benefits to setting aside one evening a week for what we call Family Night. Family Night is a top priority time where we all get together and do something fun as a family. Each week a different member gets to choose the activity. Some of our favorite choices have been croquette, target practice, card games, board games, and badminton!
This time of family unity has been worth the time invested. It has encouraged us to get on the same side of struggles, to yield our rights and be willing to participate in what others choose to do on their turn (Luke 6:31), and to deepen our love for each other. “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12