Sometimes it seems like things are spinning out of control. Stress is up, and spending quality time together, developing a meaningful relationship with God and your spouse and children is down. Challenge yourself to make changes that will get things back on track. Learn more about each action by clicking on the picture, or “read more”.

1. EAT DINNER TOGETHER
Target:
1 to 7 days a week (You choose)
Good things, healthy things, happen when families eat together (and not with the TV on!) That meal all together can be where a family builds its identity and culture. read more

date-night2. DATE NIGHT
Target:
One night a week
Couples who schedule date nights into their busy lives lessen the chance of divorce and heighten marital happiness. Date nights also can increase communication in the relationship. read more

Turn off the TV3. TURN OFF THE TV
Target: You decide how many hours to per week
Add up the number of hours your TV is typically on per week, and choose how many hours you want to turn the TV off. The average U.S. adult watches more than 4 hours of television a day. read more

quiet-time4. QUITE TIME
Target: Average 15 minutes a day

Are you taking time every day to stop, be quiet, and give thanks to your creator? Are you a thankful grateful person? Are you taking a time to relax and think? read more

5. FAMILY NIGHT
Target: One night a week
One of the most productive things you can do to assure togetherness as a family is to adopt the practice of setting aside one night each week just for family. read more

6. TAKE A HIKE
Target: You decide how many minutes to hike per week
Taking walks together as a couple, or as a family, is not only good for your hearts and body’s, but great for your emotional stability and relationship. read more

Teach-a-Child-to-Read7. READ TO YOUR CHILDREN
Target: You decide how many hours to read per week
Although the life of a parent is often stressful and hectic, you should try to read with your child at least once a day at a regularly scheduled time. Make it a priority! read more