“Our lives have become intensely fast-paced, filled with busyness and a frantic flitting about that was uncharacteristic of earlier ages. Everything from increased mobility to a plethora of time-saving devices has enticed us to pack our lives with so many activities and pursuits that too many of us have lost sight of something that is of critical importance to families ~~ time together. If our children are really our greatest treasures, it stands to reason that they deserve our greatest attention.
“Family members need time with each other. There is no verdict declaring quality time superior to a quantity of time. A proven theory of the behavioral sciences is both simple and profound: Increased interaction leads to increased sentiment. The more time we spend together, the greater the potential for deepening bonds of love, loyalty, trust, and devotion” (Standing for Something, p. 152-153).