The Family Meal Table – What’s Happening at Yours? by Monica Brown

The Family Meal Table – What’s Happening at Yours?

Behavior at the table says a lot about behavior in general – what do our children learn at the family meal table?  

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If families would go through the process of having meals together (without mediaover and over again through the years they would learn about:

  • Work and shared responsibility
  • Family values
  • Fellowship
  • Self control – eating things we like and things that are not our favorite; learning to listen vs. talk
  • Children learn to sit, focus and concentrate
  • Bible reading
  • Prayer
  • Manners, courtesies
  • Patience
  • Nutrition
  • Laughter
  • Memories
  • How to show respect to older people
  • How to create a pleasing atmosphere (sometimes with music, lighting, flowers, etc.)
  • Simple organization
  • Event planning

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

  Psalm 133:1

Our family regularly eats 2 meals (and sometimes a snack) each day together.  These days and times are priceless. . .I pray you arrange your life in such a way that you take time to sit down and enjoy your table with your family!

Monica is a Christian Family Heritage Contact Mom in the Dallas, TX area.  Monica, along with her husband Jim and eight children have managed several home-based and online businesses related to good health.

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