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Missed Fortune – Andrew Family Retreat w/ a Purpose Day #4

Posted on | March 16, 2009

We began our day with Emron & Harmony’s devotional on family communication and cultivating relationships.

We filled out our worksheets on which relationships we would like to make stronger and how we can do that.

Then we moved on to “communication” and each took turns sharing how and when we best communicate and how we least like to communicate (which inevitably caused us all to pipe up about certain “people” or “situations” within the family communication that are less than savory to us….all in good fun of course ).

After we all got a few good laughs in, the discussion got a bit more focused and we all benefited (as usual) from the discussion.

Most of the clan headed to Fleming beach (the favorite beach for boogie boarding) while Doug and Heather went to scope out Honolua Bay for snorkeling conditions.  It looked pretty good aside from the surf break out on the mouth of the bay so we hiked down and gave it a whirl.

Despite the beautiful weather and the seemingly clear water, the water was actually super murky and we saw only a couple turtles and a few fish.

So we headed back to Flemings Beach to meet up with the rest of the family to catch some waves…which were sooooo big and most people were just being tossed around and gulping salt water!  But the weather was beautiful so we sun bathed and chatted a while.

That evening, we went to Roy’s for dinner (our absolute favorite place) and enjoyed a wonderful dinner followed by the absolutely decadent chocolate soufflé that only Roy’s can whip up!!!  We dive into those so fast it gets brutal.

Aaron & Heather discussed the chapter from The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties Missed Fortune   Andrew Family Retreat w/ a Purpose Day #4, titled “Going Out, and Going Away”  in which we led a discussion on the importance of creating family rituals in going out for little treats or dinner on a somewhat regular basis to create traditions or rituals that members of the family all look forward to, and is a time to come together and bond/ strengthen our relationships with each other.

The Andrew family has several established family rituals of “Going Away” or going on a family trip where much time is devoted to spending time with the family, and strengthening family ties.

This book, The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties Missed Fortune   Andrew Family Retreat w/ a Purpose Day #4, is great and continually discusses the importance of creating rituals within the family, which are meant solely to bring the family closer together rather than further apart as is more often the case as children and family are distracted with sports, clubs, friends, obligations, and interests outside the home that do not involve the whole family.

I have enjoyed reading and discussing the book, and value the importance of these rituals, and would recommend this book to anyone!


Aaron and Heather

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