The Hour That Matters Most: The Surprising Power of the Family Meal

The Hour That Matters Most: The Surprising Power of the Family Meal

Les Parrott III Leslie Parrott Stephanie Allen Tina Kuna / Apr 07, 2020

The Hour That Matters Most The Surprising Power of the Family Meal The facts are on the table Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together Focusing on the family meal this book will help strengthen families by showing them ho

  • Title: The Hour That Matters Most: The Surprising Power of the Family Meal
  • Author: Les Parrott III Leslie Parrott Stephanie Allen Tina Kuna
  • ISBN: 9781414337449
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • The facts are on the table Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together Focusing on the family meal, this book will help strengthen families by showing them how to reclaim this important time in order to build relationships, draw closer to one another, and restore a sense of peace in their homes Millions of parents in America canThe facts are on the table Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together Focusing on the family meal, this book will help strengthen families by showing them how to reclaim this important time in order to build relationships, draw closer to one another, and restore a sense of peace in their homes Millions of parents in America can picture the kind of home life they want but don t know how to make it a reality The Hour That Matters Most will help readers strengthen and transform their own families specifically around the dinner table.

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      • Les Parrott III Leslie Parrott Stephanie Allen Tina Kuna

        1 New York Times best selling authors, Les and Leslie A husband and wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships In 1991, the Parrotts founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships.Married in 1984, the Parrotts bring real life examples to their speaking platform Their professional training Leslie as a marriage and family therapist, and Les as a clinical psychologist ensures a presentation that is grounded, insightful and cutting edge.The Parrotts are New York Times 1 Best Selling Authors Their books include the award winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, Love Talk, Real Relationships, The Parent You Want to Be, The Hour That Matters Most and Crazy Good Sex.Each year Les and Leslie speak in over 40 cities Their audiences include a wide array of venues, from churches to Fortune 500 company board rooms Their books have sold over two million copies in than two dozen languages.The Parrotts have been guests on many national TV and radio programs such as CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The View with Barbara Walters, NBC Nightly News, and Oprah Their work has been featured in USA Today and The New York Times.Visit their website for lots of free resources at LesandLeslie


    507 Comments

    1. Super duh for me, but maybe not for you. That said, there's so much of this book that is just so very square one, for lack of a better term, that I don't know how anybody who cares enough to understand that a family eating together is a good thing and goes so far as to seek out a book about it, will not already know half of this. For real, I'm trying to picture the moms and dads for whom this book is a revelation and I can't because I don't want to think about people like that existing. I know t [...]


    2. I've already been convicted on the importance of family dinners although at times I wonder why because they can be pure torture with my 3 children! Greg and I are very intentional about not scheduling any activities for us or our kids around the dinner hour. This can be challenging and of course there are some nights that are exceptions. I'm praying that it will pay off and I'm pretty convinced that it will make our family closer. This book furthered my conviction and also gave me some good idea [...]


    3. Great reminders about the power of eating dinner as a family and building relationships with your children each day. Our time with them goes so quickly. Would have liked more practical tips about making this dinner happen more easily. However, the general ideas were a powerful reminder to me and will result in changes to our family life. This one is really worth reading.


    4. Whether you are looking to reclaim the dinner hour as a time to slow down and take a breather or establish a routine with family, The Hour That Matters Most can help you achieve this. Les & Leslie Parrott share lots of insightful, fun, and meaningful tips for making the dinner meal less about the t.v and all about the family.Promo: The facts are on the table. Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together. Focusing on the family meal, this book will hel [...]


    5. -Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review-"This book is devoted to helping you reclaim your family dinnertime and reap the surprising rewards it has to offer" (page xiv). That being said, this book isn't one that *just* talks about the importance of family dinners. Don't get me wrong, it does talk about that, and offers research and statistics in regard to the benefits of a family eating together, but it has much more to off [...]


    6. I've been preparing frozen meals for my family at Dream Dinners for over four years, and the company was giving out this book as an incentive for us to keep coming - since Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna, the company's fo-founders, are co-authors of this book. The little bits that they contributed I found useful, especially the recipes accompanied by color photos and also the story behind the creation of their company. But Stephanie and Tina co-authored this with Les & Leslie Parrott, a self-h [...]


    7. If getting the family together for a dinner meal seems next to impossible, apparently you're not alone. This book shows that while it is hard to do with everyone's schedule in different directions, it can really help the family unit.According to the authors, dinnertime is the one time that brings the family together through conversation and a meal. But they also state that the 'hour that matters most' doesn't have to be dinner - it's a meal where the entire family can sit down with each other, h [...]


    8. I really enjoyed this book and got a lot more out of it than I'd originally thought I would. The premise of this book is why eating meals together as a family, especially dinner, is so important to each individual in your family as well as your family unit on a whole. My family already eats dinner together almost every night (although my kids are only 2 and 5 years old so they hardly have somewhere better to be) but I was interested in the information the book had on family dinners and the tips [...]


    9. Good common sense advice on how to create and improve positive family relationships through eating together at the dinner table.There is nothing revolutionary in this book. All of the bits of family psychology and relationship advice has been seen elsewhere, probably numerous times. The authors bring these together under the context of family dinners and discusses how this setting can be the best place to grow family relationships.One of the major problems is the busy-ness of modern life and hav [...]


    10. This book was given to me free, which is how it came into my hands. I initially skimmed it, and during some chapters, would actually read more in depth. What I liked about the book: the recipes included, the 4 line blessing, and the fact that it actually made me focus on what was going on at our dinner table. We already have a family dinner, so I didn't need to be convinced about doing that. I did not like how some stories in the book seemed to have nothing to do with anything. I did not like ho [...]


    11. Quick read that reinforces the power of the family dinner. In this fast paced world, we have to get back to basics and protect our families. I've worked hard in the last year to cook healthier meals more frequently for my family. This book gives me the confirmation I needed to continue to press forward even when I feel overworked and under appreciated.I'm not satisified with being a "good enough mom" I want to be the mom God intended me to be and following these easy concepts of getting dinner o [...]


    12. I read this book because I remember how important family meal time was in my own childhood. I wanted that same thing for my little girl so I thought I would do a bit of research to see how beneficial it actually was Even though the book didn't need to go on and on about the same thing, it did have some interesting facts. The other thing I didn't like was how it pushed the meals you make at those meetings And they seemed to belittle fun,easy foods that while not for everyday fare can be good for [...]


    13. What a great book!! I am not really big on parenting books or self help books, but this one really hit home. I found myself really trying to find ways to be more patient with my children and listen to them. This book really backed up what I already felt about sitting down to dinner as a family just about every night, with no distractions. I can see how this is going to have a profound effect as my children get older. Easy read and has some great recipes too!


    14. This book is filled with information on how important it is to prepare and eat food with your family. Not so surprising, but interesting nonetheless. If you do not already do so, this book will give you the incentive to make dinnertime a priority for your family. If you already have a family meal there is still much to learn from this book including tips on communicating with your children and some new recipes to prepare for your family.


    15. An interesting combination about studies on why having dinner together makes families stronger and kids healthier, ideas on how to make family dinners happen, and cooking tips and recipes. Even if you already have meals together, you'll find helpful tips on getting your kids to open up to conversation. Good stuff!


    16. The authors make their case for family dinner time while providing child/parent communication advice. Unfortunately, they teamed up with two women in the meal preparation industry, so there is a bit of advertising for this company.


    17. If you eat dinner regularly with your family, don't bother. This book is intended for folks who are not used to "quality time" with their family. If you don't have much of that this book is probably good and useful.


    18. I grew up knowing dinner together with my family was important. Now, as a parent, I feel doubly challenged to make it happen in my home. I didn't read anything earth-shattering, but I appreciated the gentle reminders to use my time and my words carefully.


    19. Yes, I agree. Nothing revolutionary here, but underscores the importance of eating dinner together as a family. Some good ideas for conversation starters around the table. There are also a few recipes scattered throughout the book, which is an added bonus.


    20. I'd say this is 3.5 stars. I saw it on the shelf at our library and picked it up because I wanted a better look at some of the recipes inside, but I ended up reading the entire thing. It was a good reminder of things that were already important to me.




    21. Unplug for 1 hour with your family over a nutritious meal & enjoy the love & comfort found nowhere else! Great for todays family.


    22. Reinforces the importance of family meals, interspersed with anecdotes and recipes. A quick read and useful for creating a family tradition of meals at the table together.


    23. A few good ideas for family dinner conversation and traditions, along with some great recipes from the creators of Dream Dinners.



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