Strengthening Families In China: What We Have In Common
In the spring of this year I was approached by an American woman who does service work in China, and asked if I would go to Beijing, China to help strengthen families there. This woman had been speaking to some government officials and asking how she could help China, and they said that they were worried about their families. Specifically, they asked if she could bring someone over who could teach people how to strengthen families.
To make a long story short, I was asked if I would go do this teaching for the Chinese people. Going to China to teach is no small task, so we considered carefully. After feeling it was the right thing to do for the Chinese people we agreed to go. However, then we had a new problem; money for the trip.
The offer for someone like me to come over was made in good will, and no money was expected to pay my way. I still felt I should go, but didn’t know how I was going to afford it. (At this part of telling the story I get tears in my eyes.) People, some I know and some I don’t, offered donations to help me fund the trip when they found out I was going on a good will tour.
By nothing short of a miracle, we raised the money for the trip just in time to go. Thank you everyone.
While in China we presented our material about creating happy, strong families Continue reading
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You are invited! On January 5th, at 4:00 pm Pacific Time, I will be featured in a free parenting conference call. The call will go for about 45 minutes and then have time for questions and answers. This will be a great opportunity to ask those parenting questions you have been wanting to get answers to. This is also a great tiime to get your spouse on the same page as you. Listen together and discuss. Continue reading
Recently,I found myself engaged in a conversation all about family Christmas traditions. My friend asked the group what traditions they have which bring the true meaning of Christmas to life.
I told her that each year on Christmas Eve our family has a tradition to give Jesus presents. We all decide what we can do, or correct in our lives. Thinking like this gives us the chance to deliberately choose to accept the atonement and the “living waters” of Jesus Christ.
After I shared this Peck family tradition, another friend commented. She said Continue reading
I just returned from a trip to Beijing, China to teach people there about creating happy families. I went because the Chinese government expressed interest in strengthening their families. Listen to this audio conference call about my trip and what the Chinese people are doing to heal their homes. I was really impressed with them and their efforts.
A wise friend of mine sent me this in an email.
“It is amazing how staying away from friends makes all the difference with children. WE had a week like that last week, and now the children are getting along much better. Wow, life is ever so interesting.”
I think it speaks for itself, but it is a great reminder that we often go looking for fulfilment and pleasure outside of our families, when the real fulfillment, joy and pleasure was meant to happen within our families, at home. If we get enough time alone, as a family, we become closer Continue reading