Why Family Dinner Matters
Studies have shown that kids who eat with their families frequently are less likely to get depressed, consider suicide, or develop an eating disorder. They are also more likely to have better grades, delay sex, and not abuse drugs and alcohol. Reclaim your family time together by gathering around the table and giving thanks to God. Make a family plan to intentionally DISCONNECT from cell phones at the table. Experience the transforming power of engaging in face-to-face, heart-to-heart conversations with your family!
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” ~Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Join us for the Family Wellness Ministry Challenge
Reclaiming the Family Dinner – One Meal at a Time!
- Pray before every meal
- Make the Table Tech-Free (Disconnect to Connect)
- Engage in Face-to-Face ~ Heart-to-Heart Conversations. Download our Family Meal Discussion Starters!
Help Us Promote the “Reclaiming the Family Dinner” Program
- Further Reflections on Reclaiming the Family Dinner, by Fr. Timothy Pavlatos