From a report on a study on the family that I found via Julie Leung:
“People just don’t come together very frequently in our society,” Ochs said. “They might say they want community, but they don’t seek it.”
I’ve actually been thinking about just this: How can I and my family seek community? Not just our family community, but also a larger community. The church community is good, but it has its limits. I suppose I need to start thinking about more age-appropriate activities — Do they let eight-year-olds on Habitat work sites? Alexis is really good about building community with the kids (More “Kid’s Fear Factor”, anyone?) but I do want to expose them to the larger world. They need to connect to people who don’t have their privilege or youth.