This is a really enjoyable article that offers a practical solution to the issue of modern life coming between family members.
Effective communication is essential for families and making time to communicate on family matters when you work with your family is a great habit to form.
As 'children' become adults and start their own families, making time to speak to your parents, can go out the window. Not intentionally, its just life gets in the way, until it is too late!
Regional distance can also exacerbate disconnection. It is not uncommon for adult sons and daughters to contribute unintentionally to the relational distance by allowing the busyness of raising their own children to get in the way of making time for important phone conversations with parents across the miles. To make matters worse, parents can get stuck in patterns of criticism or offering unsolicited advice that can push their kids away, further increasing the distance between them.