8 characteristics of a happy family

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Here are eight characteristics to describe a healthy family, and something to strive for in each of our own homes:

1. The members of the home are committed to one another.

2. There is open, frequent communication.

3. The family spends time together.

4. The family turns inward during times of conflict or crisis.

5. There is often expressed affirmations and encouragement.

6. The family shares a spiritual commitment.

7. Each member of the family trusts and values one another.

8. Everyone is able to enjoy freedom and grace.

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