Does your family use a values list to make decisions? After losing my Dad earlier this month to congestive heart failure, I’m realizing even more how significant our moments are. However, my tendency is to get so caught up in the day-to-day stress and busyness of life that I find it so easy to live counter to the values I hold dear.
In this week’s video we talked about the family values list we created to:
- Filter major decisions through
- Guide our day-to-day life and interactions
- Instill in our kids
- Guide our discipline
We put together a list of the 100 Most Commonly Held Values.
Here are a few highlights from the video:
- Connecting values to our discipline helps us focus on developing long-term character in our kids, not just short-term behavior.
- Download the values list and narrow your values to your top 5 family values. List them in order of importance.
- If you’re married, do it separately from your spouse first and then come together to see how your list of values align. Work together to develop your family’s list.
- Connect Scripture references to each of your values. Post it on your refrigerator.
- Remember, the most important way to instill these values in our children is to model them ourselves.