It's important to be intentional to find and connect with your community. Family is community. If you were not blessed to have a solid, biological family, seek after your "Chosen Family" that mutually supports each other in all seasons of life.
“There are times that you get so busy in your life that you really have to stop and be intentional to spend time with your family, your friends, those people that are important to you, and we don’t always do that.”
Connection... It’s not always easy because there’s friction, but we also need to remember, like my sister-in-law says, ‘sometimes we have to have hard conversations so that you don’t brush things under the rug.’ We can then move past them, finding growth and healing.
“Be intentional about finding those right people in your life that bring you joy and build you up and don’t suck the life out of you.”
When we lose a loved one, we rediscover our family's importance. We recognize what we lost.
Where to find your Chosen Family?
Bible study group
niche groups that encourage each other (hobby-related or career based)
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV
How to Connect as a Family and The Values it Gives
Family Game Night once a month - dinner, play games
When we spend time together, we gain new discoveries or rediscover through fun, adventures and conversations. These are valuable.
Family is a community… I know I always have someone in my corner.
Know I can go to my family any time because of unconditional love.
Gain Instant support
Christian family can give a strong path throughout our lives. Christian family is a heritage so I know where to turn when grief, sad times, etc, happens; I’ve learned I can turn to the Lord