How many teens are at dinner with their family but are nose-down into their social media accounts? It’s kind of depressing.
By the way, I’ve learned from my friend Marcie, who’s one of the greatest servers I’ve ever known, that when you refuse to take your eyes off your phone long enough to look up and place your order, they would love to hit you upside the head with a menu.
Is this the way it’s destined to be from now on? It doesn’t have to be.
I want to introduce you to two of my favorite people: Michael & Gail Hyatt. Their marriage is a beautiful example of choosing each other over this crazy digital world we live in.
When I had the privilege of hanging out with him and Gail in Nashville a few months back, it was so cool to see those two interact with each other. When he says he loves his wife, he’s not kidding.
Mike was the CEO of Thomas Nelson publishing company for many years before he branched out on his own. Now he runs a multi-million dollar business from his home, but he still manages to keep his priorities straight.
Michael’s work, as he’d be the first to tell you, is not the most important thing in his life. That position belongs to his family. He’s been happily married for 38 years to his wife, Gail. They have five daughters, four sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren, so they know more than a little about family communication!
They are sharing with you the one rule they implemented at mealtime that had a profound effect on the way their family connected with each other. And it’s so simple, you can make the same change today!
Not only is this an amazing rule to apply at the dinner table with family, I believe it’s something we can implement in all of our relationships, whether at dinner with our co-workers, friends, or even a great lunch after church.
Here’s to better communication. Click here to follow Mike and Gail’s lead today..
Question: What’s your biggest communication struggle among your family, friends, co-workers? You can leave a comment by clicking here.