Friday, January 8, 2021

Build Strong Close Family Ties & Listen

We are certainly living in "chaotic times" and it is fairly safe to say there are many lonely people in our world - clearly these things impact the lives of our grandchildren/ children. While it is always essential for us to provide more companionship and greater feelings of security and purpose, as we listen to the news and hear our grandchildren/ children talk about their concerns, we grandmas (and grandpas/parents, too) need to step up and build those strong, close ties of family. We are able to do this in the following ways . . .

  • Pray. On our own and with our grandchildren/children. Be certain they know you are talking with God about the things which cause them - and you - concern.
  • Listen as they talk about their concerns. Stop what you are doing and listen. Look them in the eyes and listen. Sit next to them and listen. If they live far, make a call and listen, or text and "listen". Make certain they know you will absolutely listen to them.  
  • Be informed. Find reliable sources for news and listen, educate yourself, know what is happening and what is not, so you are able to give reliable information to them.
  • Encourage them with the truth of how God is in control - even when the world seems very out of control.
These are just a few of the ways we are able to provide the strong, close ties of family at all times, but especially when it looks like our world is falling apart. Be ready to listen and have conversations which matter.

#grandmas #handingdownconfidentfaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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