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Book Review: Building Family Ties with Faith, Love and Laughter by Dave Stone

Dave Stone writes a book that feels like a personal conversation with a warm, family loving pastor. I enjoyed Dave's personal stories backed up with Scripture on real-life topics sure to strengthen any family that would take them to heart.
The book starts out by encouraging families to create a family mission statement. I didn't grow up in a Christian home but we want to have a close family that lives for Christ. We had never thought about doing this but I can see where it would help unify the family and clarify everyone's directions in daily life. What a great idea!. . .My family is in the process of creating ours. Developing a mission statement helps companies and organizations succeed so Stone reasons that a mission statement can also help families form a clear vision and succeed. He recommends that everyone be involved in the process instead of just imposing a mission statement on your kids. "Everyone takes ownership. Everyone is invested in the outcome," Da…