Building Better Families

Building Better Families

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For more than a decade, Matthew Kelly has been traveling the world inspiring people to become the-best-version-of-themselves. Now, Kelly shares with us remarkable insights and sensible everyday strategies for transforming the family into what it should be: a place where each of us can become the-best-version-of-ourselves. Beginning with an exploration of the changing face of the family in our culture, Kelly sets every listener at ease by explaining: "A family is not what we think a family should be, or what we hope to have, or should have, or what would be ideal-a family is what we actually have...." In "Building Better Families, " Kelly explores important issues by raising evocative questions: What makes a successful parent? Do you realize that your children are in the middle of a cultural war? What are the five things children really need? Are you asking your children the right questions? What are you teaching your children about work, money, food, exercise, body image, and sex? What are the priorities of your family culture? "Building Better Families" is filled with examples that can be applied to your daily experience of parenting and family, while at the same time illuminating the broader and deeper significance of family for society and the future of humanity. "The family is at once a deeply personal experience and the cornerstone of all great societies," Mathew Kelly tells us. Allow this book of classic wisdom and practical insight to help you build a better family.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 30.48mm | 136.08g
  • Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739340433
  • 9780739340431
  • 2,093,808

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Praise for Building Better Families "All parents share the same awesome responsibility-to bring out the best in their children. This wonderful book will help you do just that. Matthew Kelly shares his experiences from growing up in a loving family of eight children, and the insight and wisdom that resulted. He's given us an easy-to-read, heartwarming, and practical guide to raising great kids." -Hal Urban, author of Life's Greatest Lessons Perfectly Yourself "Compelling . . . pragmatic . . . transcendental . . . You don't have to leave your own backyard to find enduring happiness. . . . [Perfectly Yourself] is accessible to any belief system." -Wichita Falls Times Record News The Rhythm of Life "I loved this book! It provides significant insights into living a happier, healthier, more rewarding life." -Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The Seven Levels of Intimacy "A highly readable, well-written book that contains deep wisdom and practical guidance about relationships that will be useful to everyone seeking genuine and durable intimacy, especially couples. I highly recommend it." -Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples "From the Hardcover edition."show more

About Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly is the author of several books, including The Rhythm of Life and The Seven Levels of Intimacy. His books have appeared on multiple bestseller lists including those of The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. For more than a decade Kelly has been traveling the globe, and three million people in more than fifty countries have attended his seminars. One of the great emerging voices of our time, Kelly is the founder of The Matthew Kelly Foundation, whose major charitable work is to help young people discover their mission in life. Kelly is also the president of Dream Manager Consulting, a Chicago-based consulting company that helps corporations and individuals identify and live their dreams.show more

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