According to a recent article in Time Magazine, when a number of parents were asked what was the number one area they needed help with, the majority of them stated “communication with my family.”
I think many of us would agree! Communicating with our kids and spouses can be challenging!
But why is it so important that moms, dads, and kids talk to one another? First, a theological reason. Speech is a divine gift. It’s a vital aspect of the Image of God in man. As such, it’s an important part of what makes us human. Through deep and meaningful talk, we become bonded at a level that simply isn’t accessible to creatures of any other species.
Conversation is the glue that cements the connection and makes it happen. Deep down inside we all want to know and be known by others, and talking is absolutely crucial to healthy relationships.