For any relationship to develop deep and strong, it takes spending a lot of time together. Not in a hurry; relaxed calm time together. Business takes away from depth and trust in a developing relationship. Our culture today is leading us to unhealthy relationships or no relationships at all which is costing us unfortunately. God created humans to be relational and no education, money, carrier, or anything else can take that away because relational is in our genes. It will take intention on our part to go back to our basics though because many of us have lost the basics whether we are aware of it or not. Many young people today will text a person that is in the same room instead of talking to them. Depression, anxiety, and other mental related disorders are on the rise. Families and marriages are difficult to keep together and many children are growing in extremely dysfunctional situations in spite of having two parents in the home. We pride in signing up our children for every activity there is available and forget our children are growing up without knowing who they really are because they are too busy to just be. We as parents are so busy making money and other things that keep us away from our children. There are many parents who admit to spend only Fifteen minutes a day with their children. When they get them out of bed to drop at day care and when they pick them up worn and hurry to get them in bed. How can we know our children that way? How can we build any strong relationship in such a hurry? Yet this business and constant hurry is costing us every day. Our relationship with God which is the most important has completely lost place in our lives. Too busy for God. Can we really be surprise at all horrible things we see in our communities?
Spending time with God is necessary and should be a priority is our lives are going to be meaningful and fulfilling. Spending time with our spouse is necessary for a strong marriage. Spending time with our children, a lot of time is a must to have lasting close relationship but most of all, to help our children feel they are important to us, to know them and guide them the right way, to protect them from seeking attention in the wrong places, to basically help them become strongly who God made them to be. I pray that we evaluate our priorities for the better tomorrow of everyone.
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."