13 Ways I Show My Family I Love Them

1Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;

verse 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

verse 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.

verse 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

This Thursday 13
I’ve chosen to list 13 ways I show my family I love them:

  • So, I thought of the most important thing last, after completing my rough draft of the list, but I’ll put it first now for you: Attitude is EVERYTHING! Day by day, I keep an eye on my attitude. For example, if I’m irritable with my family, I am not loving them. If I’m resentful, I am not loving them. I go to God for His grace to be patient and kind with my family, to truly LOVE them.
  • Cook a special meal (or even any meal at all when the schedule is extra busy!).
  • Take one or two children out for a special coffee.
  • Bake a special dessert, just because.
  • Play card or board games with them.
  • Listen to my husband and children when they want to talk.
  • Go with them to games at the Middle School, the High School, and for our local minor league basketball team.
  • Be available to answer questions during homework time.
  • Facilitate get-togethers with their friends (Think: sleepovers!)
  • Take them to the movies, or out shopping.
  • Plan fun birthday celebrations!
  • Be especially comforting and helpful when they’re not feeling well.
  • Recommend books to one another; read the books; talk about the books (ditto on music, restaurants, interesting web sites, etc.)

5 Responses to “13 Ways I Show My Family I Love Them”

  1. Nancy says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. And congrats on the new baby. Can I add you on facebook?