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Harnessing The Power Of Family Mantras

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Now, let’s dive into something that can help transform your family’s life. We’re going to explore the amazing power of family mantras and how they can revolutionize the dynamics in your home.

As parents, we all want to instill strong values, character, and a sense of identity in our children. We yearn for them to grow up with a deep understanding of who they are and what they stand for. That’s where family mantras come in – like those catchy slogans we see from famous brands.

Think about it for a moment. When I mention Disneyland, what immediately comes to mind? “The happiest place on Earth!” Right? And when you hear “I’m lovin’ it,” who do you think of? McDonald’s, of course. These mantras are carefully crafted to give us a glimpse into what the brand represents.

Now, imagine if our families had their own unique mantras…sayings that define who we are and guide our actions. It’s like having a compass that constantly reminds us of our core values and the things that truly matter. That’s the incredible power of family mantras.

Let me share a couple of inspiring examples that families have created. One mantra is “Love in Action.” It captures the essence of living out love every day through tangible acts of kindness, empathy, and compassion. It’s a reminder that our words and actions can make a profound difference in the lives of those around us.

To further enrich our understanding, let’s look to the wisdom of Scripture. In Colossians 3:12 (NLT), it says, “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” This verse beautifully aligns with the mantra of “Love in Action,” reminding us of the importance of showing kindness and compassion towards others.

Another powerful mantra is “Embrace the Journey.” This mantra encourages us to appreciate and embrace every moment, both the highs and the lows, as part of our family’s unique adventure. It reminds us to find joy, gratitude, and growth in the midst of life’s ups and downs.

In Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT), we find guidance for embracing the journey: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” This verse encourages us to trust in God’s guidance as we navigate the twists and turns of life together as a family.

Now, here’s an enjoyable exercise for you and your family to try. Plan a special dinner together and engage in a lively conversation about creating your own family mantra. Encourage everyone to share their thoughts and values that are important to them. Then, collaboratively craft a saying or slogan that truly represents your family’s essence and aspirations. Make it something you can proudly recite and incorporate into your daily lives.

So, let’s unlock the extraordinary power within our families through these empowering mantras. As we navigate the beautiful journey of family life, may these mantras remind us of what truly matters and help us leave a lasting impact on our children’s lives.

Remember, you have the power to shape your family’s identity, one mantra at a time.


  • Chris Reed

    Chris married his beautiful bride, Tina, in 1990. They have three wonderful adult children, Jacob, Kaylee, and Macie Joy. Chris began pastoring at a church in Los Angeles in 1995 where he was the Children’s and Student Pastor. He was the Executive Pastor of Student Ministries at John Maxwell's church in South Florida before he came to Saddleback in 2008 as our Pastor to 20s/30s. He has since served as Singles Pastor, Small Groups Pastor, Marriages Pastor, and Parents Pastor. He is currently our Extensions Pastor, leading the charge for Saddleback Church start-ups across the US and world. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

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