The family meal is probably the most neglected activity of today’s family!
I believe this one simple tradition has lost its importance, yet is so important in keeping a family connected through this busy rat race. We need to come together a few days a week to talk, laugh, debate and catch up with one another. There is statistical proof that daughters will not be promiscuous, simply if they have a few meals with their father a couple times per week.
There was a time when dinner was on the table at 6:00 and everyone in the family sat down to eat it. Today, we have made this cultural tradition the last thing on our “plates”. We are the managers of our lives, yet we are slaves to work schedules, sports schedules and deadlines. Instead of talking to the boss about family values and re-working our work schedules, asking the football coach to practice after dinner or running our businesses in such a way that we are home for that important mealtime together, we run to the McDonald’s drive-in and let our kids eat whatever they want, whenever they feel like it or can fit it in.
Make it a priority to eat together four or five days a week.
Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still;
Teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.