As you begin your journey, you will have the opportunity to build your family's story from the very start.
Starting a new life together is exciting!
But sometimes our own experiences growing up can influence how we view marriage and the roles we play. Decide from the beginning what’s important to the both of you by creating a shared vision together.
Blended families are a beautiful thing! You have the opportunity to come together and create a brand new family story. But, the process of bringing two families together can be challenging.
Having an intentional gathering where you write a Family Keystone will help everyone anticipate the transition. It will give your new family an opportunity to bond and make sure everyone has a chance to be heard.
Life may have thrown some hurdles in your path, but you are fighting the fight! When faced with a challenge, such as sickness or death, families need to create a new chapter in their life story. This is a time, more than ever, that your family needs to stay connected and support one another. Identifying your family's strengths will help navigate you through your “new normal.” Perhaps you have gained insight into what is most important in life. Design a Keystone to reflect your new wisdom.
You committed to each other because of your shared values and the honeymoon period provided a blissful existence. Throw in a new baby, though, and the dynamic has shifted. You no longer have the freedom to spend countless hours together just enjoying each other’s company. It might seem like you are beginning to become disconnected from each other. It’s important to get back on track. You committed to each other because of your shared values. Maybe it’s time to revisit those values and remember why you got together in the first place.
You want your children is to be resilient and successful in all areas of life.
But every family is faced with day-to-day distractions and challenges while raising their children. How can you stay focused on what’s important to your family?
Writing a Keystone will strengthen your relationship and keep you on track. Building this foundation before your children go off on their own will remind them of who they are and let them know that they are part of something bigger than themselves.