Family Skills: What Makes You Feel Better?

The Power Of Family.

At the end of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory it adds a few scenes that were not in the original movie. For me these last few scenes made the movie so much more powerful than the original movie with Gene Wilder. It really drove home the fact that the four kids and their parents who didn’t make it out of the factory misunderstood one thing. The power of family.

Charlie didn’t have all the things that the other kids had but he had so much more. He had a family that loved him enough to believe in him and give him boundaries to keep him safe.

Family is God’s idea he created it to be a vehicle to demonstrate his power and love. When functioning well it is a shining beacon on a hill. But we must teach our kids self-control, right priorities, we must refrain from giving our kids everything they want while giving them appropriate boundaries and teaching them to respect their elders.

Family is important we must never forget the power of family. We are bombarded daily by so many things that call themselves important but really aren’t. The spouse and/or kids God has given you are your main assignment. You only get one shot. Make the most of it.


2 thoughts on “Family Skills: What Makes You Feel Better?”

  1. Sam~

    Well said. I’ve said before in some of our Take-it Home Events that there are hundreds of people that can do my job, but “I” am the only one who can be a father to my children and a husband to my wife. Why do we spend more energy on doing our “jobs” (even if it is ministry) than on our own family. They are the only thing that is unique about me; and they are the only ones who will forever remember me when I am gone.

    God Bless, Dean

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