What positively sustains families to thrive?
A Holistic, Transformative Strategy
Is your strategy, system, approach, or design/blueprint helping everyone in your family grow towards greater maturity and levels of thriving? Is it unifying and organizing your family culture to sustain health, happiness and hope?
Depends on your center.
Every family has some sort of center: children/family, education, work and finances, social activities, extracurriculars, religious commitments, God, etc. Yet, often times, the most important things that help everyone thrive and mature gets overlooked and lost in the shuffle. Fall out shows up as the children enter adolescence and parents become middle aged. No one wants to end up with broken families and dysfunction but it is not uncommon.
The reason why some centers aren't beneficial is that they do not effectively manage fear, anxiety, worry, and insecurity. Too often, our understanding is too simplistic and lack the truth and accuracy to see the changes needed. There are actions we must start or stop to decrease their control over us. It is their prevalence that prevents us from greater levels of wisdom and flourishing. I hope to decrease this commonality and that you feel the same.
I'm currently in the final stages of completing my book, The Growth-Centered Family, and I'm hoping to publish it in September. In it, I share a holistic, transformative strategy for parents. Based on needs fulfillment and life development stages, with a Biblical perspective, I emphasize personal transformation and the importance of creating a loving, liberating culture that fosters the growth of not only the children but parents too. Here's the outline:
- Why center on growth?
- What is a growth-centered family?
- Cultivating a growth-centered family
I believe this prioritization of growth and development is central to God's deepest desire for all people.
"Blessed is the one...whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers." Psalm 1:1-3
I'd be happy to discuss unifying, organizing centers further over the phone, video chat or email. Or if you know of a group that would be interested in hearing more about growth-centeredness, let's coordinate. Book us some time or message me.