Great article about family happiness and smiling as reflecting Trinitarian joy. Joe Rigney encourages parents of young children (and I would add parents of teens also) to:
1) Be thrilled about what they are thrilled about. Join them in their joy, however simple and childlike.
2) Recognize that an atmosphere of joy and delight is the only environment in which discipline is safe and good.
3) Remember that the main way they experience joy is through laughter and play. Fun is joy in kid form.
4) Make the most of temporary separations and reunions. Communicate your pleasure in them as you leave and your excitement when you return. Leave with laughter and come home happy.
Good stuff for parents of young children! (And parents of teens as well!)
Are we creating a home of joy?