I recently asked myself how much someone would have to pay me
not to publish this book
. I suppose there may be some number, but it certainly would be in themillions of dollars.Why? Because what we have learned and enjoyed with our family has been
to us. We want to share it with you.
Our whole desire behind this book isto help strengthen families.
We live in a time of changing values and questionable ethics. As my sons and Iwrite this,
once-solid economic institutions are teetering on the verge of collapse andsome have already fallen,
local and national governments are being shaken to their foundations, and
wars and rumors of wars seem to be regular fare in newspapers.And these are only some of the difficulties facing us.We have found that
staying close together as a family
can be a strong defenseagainst, and a stable influence in, difficult times.We have found that, in addition to one’s religious faith, which has proved be apowerful stabilizing influence in hard times,
three of the most helpful methods
of bringing about the stability we seek include the following:1.
Doing things together as a family regularly
, even though some of us areseparated by several time zones.2.
with each other.3.
Recording and passing along family memories and traditions
from pastand present generations for the enjoyment and benefit of futuregenerations.This book is about how to use technology to help you do all three more easilyand inexpensively, even if your family is spread around the world.
If you are interested in learning additional ways to strengthen family ties, to preserve your heritage, and to shareand enjoy family memories and traditions for the benefit of your family and future generations,