Better Times Via "Family Spirituality"?
(Note: At The Risk Of Offending Lots Of
People, From Atheists Thru Believers).
Your thoughts and suggestions please!
What would happen if more families were seeing
themselves as "sacred" units -- as so few now do?
E.g., by following this "Fathering With Intentionality:
The Importance of Creating a Family Culture" advice?
And, BTW, REGARDLESS of what "God" means to you.
There is a growing tide of thoughtful optimists who see family life as an opportunity for spiritual as well as material growth (instead of as individual consumers living together, each left to his or her own resources). For example...
But familycologists across the liberals-conservatives/believers-atheists spectrum think there is a secret ingredient missing from the equation, something "magical" that maximizes reverence for our ancestors and hopes for our descendents as we live out our own life challenges and opportunities: family members formally being dutiful parts of a family-size "sacred" whole.
You may think that's a bit much. OTOH, every nation enlists its citizens in times of war to serve their country. So in these post-modern days -- when, more than ever, economic, political and social pressures can weaken any family's cohesiveness and future, what is so silly about suggesting our family members occasionally be reminded (in a spiritual context of the entire family's own choosing) to dutifully and (if done in gentle ways, joyously) serve the needs of our families as best they can (as in earlier times)? And what better way to make those new days for your family even better than its good old days then by just exploring your own methods of instilling and practicing family spirituality? Including perhaps doing so by seeing yourself as an active part of your own family "congregation"?
Is "familycology" (families thinking of thenselves as sacred) a
way back to a once common sense that encourages the idea of
circumscribing behaviors so as to be there for family members?
all depends on what you do, and don't do -- familycology-wise!
Familycology: Operating your own "family congregation"
(Doing EVERYTHING About That In Your Very OWN Way.
1) In part to
restore "sacredness" of family.
2) In part to honor all who shall come later.
Please note again "family sacredness" does not have to be religious. E.g.,
see this Good Men Project example of love of a husband for his wife, an
inspiring article by Kirsten Tynan (a well-known nullification advocate).
If you agree that the time for familycology has come,
email us your own ideas for it. Yale@Better-Tymes.com
No membership fees, meetings or dogma. Just ideas worth
thinking about. And your practices -- done on YOUR OWN.
Plus, for better times (bio-clock-wise), see TrueTyme.org.