Messy Family Minute #68: Family Culture

This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.

We talk a lot about the importance of family culture. So what is it? Family culture is an unwritten set of expectations, beliefs and values. It is a way of life that confers identity, belonging, and mission upon its members. You have a family culture in your home already, whether you realize it or not. As parents and even grandparents, we have to ask what are the unspoken messages we are communicating to our children?

When a family culture is dysfunctional children learn lessons that they take into adulthood that are hard to unlearn. But in strong healthy families, the culture exponentially magnifies your parenting and helps keep kids doing the right thing! As they say in the business world, “Culture beats strategy every time.” A family’s culture is a powerful force that sends messages more clearly than any words alone. It is essential that you and your spouse are intentional and thoughtful about the culture you are stewarding within their home.

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