Session 2- Three Key Decisions
The Value of Family
Have you written out a family mission statement or purpose?
How much would you say your family plays in your own identity?
How often do you talk about the topics on page 45?
1. Choosing Character
Developing Wisdom and Courage together as a family.
“Family is about the forming of persons. Being a person is a gift, like life itself—we are born as human beings made in the image of God.” pg 52
· Would you agree with this statement?
· What ways do we form persons in our families?
“Wisdom is not just knowledge—mastering information about particular aspects of the world. Wisdom is understanding. It’s the kind of understanding, specifically, that guides action.” pg 53
· How would you define wisdom?
“In the most intimate setting of the household, where the deepest human work of our lives is meant to take place, technology distracts and displaces us far too often, undermining the real work of becoming persons of wisdom and courage.” pg 66
· Where do you see this in your own home?
2. Shaping Space
We want to create more than we consume. So we fill the center of our home with things that reward skill and active engagement.
“Fill the center of your life together—the literal center, the heart of your home, the place where you spend the most time together— with the things that reward creativity, relationship, and engagement.” pg 71
- What is in the center of your home? Do they reward creativity, relationship, and engagement?
- What are some steps to create a space where these things happen?
3. Structuring Time
We are designed for a rhythm of work and rest. So one hour a day, one day a week, and one week a year, we turn off our devices and worship, feast, play and rest together.
“Once we have made the choice to give our devices a rest—once we have gotten over the crucial, core discomfort of declaring that we will not attend to them for extended periods, every single day, week, and year—we are far more likely to live with them in restful ways the rest of the time.” pg 102
- What is the reality of this work and rest rhythm from technology in your family? What do you see as the roadblocks?
We will use this space as a follow-up to our Sunday morning discussions. If you're unable to make it to one of the Sunday morning discussions we'll also post a brief summary here as well as some specific questions or activities you can do with your family.
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