I was so happy for my son and his family this week. Because of hectic schedules, covid, and calendar conflicts, it has been two years since they have been able to take a family trip together. But this week, they found the opportunity and took a four-day family outing to the Sipapu Ski resort. The fact is, over these past two years, many families have had difficulty being able to coordinate any meaningful family time. But having a "break in the action" is not only important for us as individuals, it is essential for family health. Not every family will be able to go on several-day ski trip, but hopefully every family can find some time to "get away" in some fashion and spend time together. I'm thankful for this opportunity for my family and I'm praying for others that times of family rest, renewal, and recreation might come.
Dr. Allen Schneider is a United Methodist pastor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist presently serving the Sapulpa and greater Tulsa communities.