Family Night

Getting ready.We have spent many delightful hours together as a family this summer playing The game is on!badminton. A friend who joined us one evening made a very insightful comment: “Families who pray together and play together, stay together.” This is so true.

We have seen many benefits to setting aside one evening a week for what we call Family Night. Family Night is a top priority time where we all get together and do something fun as a family. Each week a different member gets to choose the activity. Some of our favorite choices have been croquette, target practice, card games, board games, and badminton!

Way to go Jonathan!This time of family unity has been worth the time invested. It has encouraged us to get on Service!the same side of struggles, to yield our rights and be willing to participate in what others choose to do on their turn (Luke 6:31), and to deepen our love for each other. “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12

You got it Dan!


  1. Jenny Wilkes August 20, 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    Family night is such a highlight for the Wilkes team as well. It’s fun to see each of the different personalities come out when it is their turn to pick the event for the night!
    Last week was Dad’s choice and we actually went skeet shooting and ate dinner out on the land.
    Thank you Staddon family for your encouragment to set aside an evening each week to spend quality time with each other.
    You all continue to be an inspiration to us!

  2. Robert August 20, 2007 at 9:16 pm #

    Great post, Dad! Very true. I remember many fun family times together on the badminton court.

  3. Joshua August 21, 2007 at 3:23 am #

    We appreciate your family’s inspiration in this area. It has indeed been a worthwhile addition to our weekly schedule.

  4. Jonathan August 21, 2007 at 7:02 am #

    Thanks so much Dad for the hours you have spent on family night. We always look forward to Fridays evenings.

  5. Markie Wilkes August 23, 2007 at 8:00 am #

    Family nights are always great. I look forward to that night every week.


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