What quality does your father possess that makes you laugh? Why do you love your father? What is the best aspect of being your father s son?

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1 What do you admire most about your father? What do you admire most about your mother? What quality does your father possess that makes you laugh? Why do you love your father? Living without my mother would be Life without my father would be What is the best aspect of being your father s son? What worries you? What is the best thing about school? What is the worst thing about school? Which friend would you like to be more like and why? How do your friends view your mother? What are your goals for the future? How difficult is it to stand up to your friends when they are doing things that are not right? Is peer pressure a problem for you?

2 What has happened in the past couple of weeks between you and your mom or dad that has driven a wedge between you? If you had a voice in the discipline policy in the home, how would you change thing? What quality does your mother possess that makes you laugh? If your mom were an animal would she be a lion, a mouse, or a monkey? Why? What is the most stressful aspect of being your father s child? If your dad were an animal would he be a lion, a mouse, or a monkey? Why? Why is it difficult being a kid in society today? If mom and dad had to play good-cop/bad-copy who would be the bad-cop and why? Which teacher treats kids with respect and how? When you have a bad day, do you feel comfortable opening up to your parents about everything? Why/why not? How do your friends view your father? What kind of pressures have you been feeling at school or from friends, lately? I would rather be OR I am glad I am not the father because -- Are you completely truthful and open with your parents about every aspect of your life? Why why not?

3 What do you admire most about your son? What quality does your son possess that frightens you for his safety? What is the most stressful aspect of being your daughter s parent? What is the most stressful aspect of being your son s parent? What is the best part about being your daughter s parent? What is the most difficult thing about keeping a family strong in today s society? How do your friends view your daughter? How do your friends view your son? When you think of letting go of your daughter, how do you feel? Do you think it is possible for mother/daughter or father/son to be friends while still living together? How? What is the cutest quirk your daughter has? What is the quirkiest habit your son has? Share with your family the details of how you met your spouse. Is being a parent more or less difficult than you expected?

4 Are you completely open and honest with your children about every aspect of your life? Why or why not? Do you feel you spend enough time with your children? Why or why not? I would rather be OR I am glad I m not the son because -- Prioritize the following: God work leisure children spouse What worries you about your children? How has your life changed since your children entered it? Would you rather have your children s friends over at your house or your children over at their friends houses? Why? Detail the personalities of your children. What is the most difficult aspect of being a parent? Why do you believe that children are a blessing? What is the best aspect of being a parent? What do you see of YOU in each of your children? What does your spouse contribute to the family? What does each child contribute to the family?

5 If your family was an animal would it be a lion, a mouse, or a monkey? Why? Psalm 136:1 says, Give thanks to the Lord.His love endures forever. How do you think you can be certain that your love for your family will endure forever? In Matthew 22:39 (and many others), the Bible says: "Love your neighbor as yourself." What does this mean to you? What is the difference between a human BEing and a human DOing? Why do we give our best selves to strangers and acquaintances, and take out our frustrations on those we love most, especially our families? How do you handle it when you have had a fight or argument with a family member? (How long does it take to forgive? Do you let it blow over? Do you talk it out?) What is the best way to handle disagreements within the family? The world is becoming a chaotic place with violence and explicit content on television, rampant peer pressure in schools and neighborhoods. How can we as a family fight against this? What do you see as the most frightening thing you have to face in your life right now? How can a strong family help overcome most obstacles? How can a strong family keep a marriage strong? Who do you consider to be the glue in your family? James 3:9 says, With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness. What does this mean to you, and why is it important? 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, Rejoice always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. How difficult is this for you and why?

6 1Thesselonians 5:22 says, reject every kind of evil. Since Jesus dined with sinners, does this sound like a contradiction to you? Explain. What would be your dream family vacation if money were no object? If your family were going to do a community service project once per month, what would you like it to be and why? (Serve at a homeless shelter, mow lawns at women s home or retirement community, sing at a nursing home etc) What do you do when you are sad? What do you do when you are happy? What do you do when you are angry? What do you do when you are lonely? Where do you go when you need to be alone? Who in your family do you trust with your secrets and why? How much more (or less) time would you like to spend together as a family each week and what would you like to do? What do you think is the factor in society today that is having the most negative impact on families? What do you think is the factor in society today that is having the most positive impact on families? Who is your role model? If you had an opportunity, who in history would you like to meet and why?

7 What is your earliest childhood memory? What is your favorite thing to do for fun with the family? What was your favorite toy as a small child and why? Of all the things you learned from your parents, which were the most valuable and why? Are there any family traditions that you share that are rather quirky? Discuss them. What is the ONE thing you want people to always remember about you? Why? So far, what has been your proudest moment? How do you think you would spend your day if you were a dog? If you could have a meal of all your favorite foods, what would you have? What was the most fun thing you ever did with your parent/son/daughter/friend/grandparent/sibling? Which animal at the zoo is your favorite? Why Psalm 139:13, says, For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. What does this mean to you? We hear of so much violence on the news. Is society getting more violent? How can strengthening the family help? Explain your answer. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth (Psalm 100:1). It is a quick easy verse to memorize as a family. Would your family agree to memorize it this week?

8 Compare and contrast the work and school day. Use this diagram to help you: both work school Who has the cushier life parents or kids? Explain. What is the craziest thing you ve ever done? Why? What is the craziest thing you WOULD do on a dare? WHY? Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs (Psalm 100:2). It is a quick easy verse to memorize as a family. Help your family to memorize it this week? Matthew 11:29 says, Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. What does this mean to you? In what areas of your life are you struggling with a lack of forgiveness? Do you like being alone? Why or why not? What is your greatest asset? What challenges are you struggling to overcome? What does surrender mean to you? What does denial mean to you? Who is more important to you friends or family? Develop an acrostic or poem for FAMILY.

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