Building Better Families by Matthew Kelly

I recently finished Matthew Kelly's book Building Better Families. Matthew is not yet married (though engaged last I read in a newletter; sorry ladies) so his view of family function or dysfunction in today's world is different than the view that a seasoned parent's view might be.

The message in Building Better Families really is no different from any other Matthew Kelly book. If you've not read Matthew Kelly, then I encourage you to pick up The Rhythm of Life. His main message is that we need to become the best-version-of-ourself. In Building Better Families, Kelly applies this principle to our children. Do we as parents try and better ourselves? If not, our children will see that and do the same. Do we want the best for our children? Sure, what parent does not? Yet time and time again, as Kelly points out, that is not how we raise our children.

Raising children is hard enough. Doing it in this culture of consumerism and immorality is even harder. Kelly challenged me by bringing up the issues we face in this culture. More specifically the barage of filth that is flung at our children. I  hope to be a better dad because of what has been shown to me. I recommend you read Building Better Families and become a better parent.

Posted bypiscotikus at 9:12 PM  


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