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30-Minute Family Council miracle

It's a red letter day at our house: we started and ended family council in just barely over 30 minutes (the timer on Lane's phone went off towards the end of my closing prayer)! How we accomplished this: Lane and I prayed about it and talked quite a bit about the agenda beforehand. We prepared a typed agenda with the specific number of minutes we could spend on each of our three topics: 1) family business and planning; 2) problem solving; and 3) goals. We covered quite a few topics from Saturday work, scooping poop, spring break and clothing expenditures in the family budget. Hooray! I'm especially excited to be able to use technology to engage everyone so we can move towards being an ever better team. I really did feel like our prayers were answered! #familypower #familyunity #familycouncil #Sundays #solvingproblemstogether #togetherwecandoanything #loveourfamily #agendashelp

It’s a red letter day at our house: we started and ended family council in just barely over 30 minutes (the timer on Lane’s phone went off towards the end of my closing prayer)! How we accomplished this: Lane and I prayed about it and talked quite a bit about the agenda beforehand. We prepared a typed agenda with the specific number of minutes we could spend on each of our three topics: 1) family business and planning; 2) problem solving; and 3) goals. We covered quite a few topics from Saturday work, scooping poop, spring break and clothing expenditures in the family budget. Hooray! I’m especially excited to be able to use technology to engage everyone so we can move towards being an ever better team. I really did feel like our prayers were answered!

#familypower #familyunity #familycouncil #Sundays #solvingproblemstogether #togetherwecandoanything #loveourfamily #agendashelp

P.S. We gave each person a 3×5 card and pencil to write down any questions or concerns that we didn’t have time to address during the 30-minutes that we could address later.

P.S. This hasn’t been sustainable yet. We don’t always have time to plan this detailed in advance of family council, and we also have to take time to discuss things more. Ah, best laid plans. We keep on trying!

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