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United Families: Myths or Reality?

Families that are united possess the strong commitment of the members to live in a harmonious environment.

Looking around us, we wonder the reasons why there are two kinds of families: strongly united families and conflicting ones. Cohesive families are often those which are built on the right priorities. Each member in such families puts more interests on the other member’s requests ahead of self. These members spend lots of time with each other and with their children of course. This succeeds since there is willingness to sacrifice for the welfare of the family. When for instance, the spouses or the children need to talk, they are sure they will be given ample room and attention to express themselves. Commitment is one of the realities that connect family members. In cases of contention say, everyone strives to solve it rather than using it as an excuse to abandon the household. When all the members are committed to the coming together of the family, they feel a bit secure and so they become ready to trust the others by honouring the union their family.

Joint work leads all the members of a family to be devoted to consider the family as theirs by avoiding selfish words like ‘this is yours, this is mine’; but rather they use ‘this is ours’. Team work brings hearts together and closer in breaking up self-centredness among the family members. The latter become like driver and conductor on the same bus agenda. Their collaboration is of paramount importance so to coordinate the activities on the bus. This leads to respecting one another in the family because although difference of opinions is unavoidable, discussion in common help avoid household sarcasm.

Reasonabless is another great pillar to solidify family union. This means that allowances should be made to understand each other’s errors. In a well structured family, there should not be unduly rigid or overly permissive behaviors with the members. There must be some regulations guiding them and in case there is need of correction, they apply proper degree for that. Finally, forgiveness must not be neglected in the family since people who live together often offend one another. This should not be a way to keep grudge but rather see jointly how to reunite. In forgiving we do not forget the hurt we got, but we pass it on as to recover unity in the future.



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By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE on March 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

Cher,

Indeed, yes. If people could forgive their wrongdoers 77 times a day as Jesus said, the world would be a safe place. In forgiving, people become more united; this avoids to remember the past hurts, though forgiveness is not forgetting. So because in remembering, we cannot refall in the past quagmire and the ultimate end is to achieve harmony.

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By Sakire on March 18, 2010 at 10:26 pm

true!!!

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By Sakire on March 18, 2010 at 10:26 pm

It is the lack of unity that causes the main problems.

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By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE on March 19, 2010 at 05:20 am

Sakire, you are totally right. If people are united, nothing can prove impossible because unity is strength.

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