Messy Family Minute #42: Games!

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.

Summer’s here! One of the most important things you can do with your children this summer is waste time with them. One of the best ways to waste time with kids is by playing with them! Card games, board games, group games, charades! But why are fun and games important in family life?

Having fun as a family reminds us we are more than a breadwinner or a chore-machine. It’s a way of reclaiming our identity as a family and spending time on those relationships that matter most. Fun and games helps to “grease the wheels” in family life and helps everyone to live and work together more effectively.

Enjoying the presence of those we love also gives us a foretaste of heaven – that wonderful communion that we will have with loved ones and with God our Father. So ask yourself and your spouse this important question: how can we play together as a family this summer?

For more on this topic, listen to our podcast on “Leisure, life, and the games we love” at