The Family Table eBook is Here!

Dinnertime has been called “The Hour That Matters Most” and for good reason.

As psychologist and family therapists Les and Leslie Parrott say, “Countless studies have shown that if parents could only take one proactive and practical step to engender family commitment, appreciation, affection, positive communication, time together, and all the rest, it would be to establish a regular dinnertime around a common table without distraction.

One hour a few times a week. That’s it.”

The Parrotts go on to say, “Study after study show that the more often families eat together, the less likely the kids are to smoke, drink, do drugs, get depressed, develop eating disorders, become overweight, and consider suicide- and the more likely they are to eat their vegies, know which fork to use, learn big words, do well in school, feel that their parents love them, and delay having sex. And that’s just for starters.”

So. With something so powerful and simple at our disposal, how can we intentionally make the most of our family table time?

This is the question I asked as I began thoughtfully compiling ideas, activities, family favorite recipes, and more in a brown notebook with a red chicken on it.

My notebook of ideas turned into an eBook that my family and I regularly use and love!

And I’m super excited to share it with you!




This beautifully designed book is packed with over 50 ideas, activities, games, and recipes to spark intimacy, connection, laughter, service, hospitality, and making memories as a family. 


I’ve also asked women like Mary DeMuthMarci FerrellJennifer Walker, and others to share snapshots of what goes on around their family tables… as well as their favorite family recipes! Yum!




I’ve worked hard to make this resource  stellar and am pleased to offer it FREE to readers of Arabah Joy. You can subscribe in the box below.



Problems downloading the eBook? Here’s everything you need to troubleshoot~


1.Make sure you have actually subscribed. This means you’ve entered a valid email address in the subscribe box above and have clicked the confirm link on the welcome email.


2. Find the download link. Each time Arabah Joy blog is updated, you will automatically receive an email version of the post. The download link to The Family Table is at the bottom of every post. You will not be able to find the link on my blog; it is only provided to subscribers, in the footer of the post.

For reference, it will look like this:


3. That’s it! If you have any problems, email me :)

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  1. GREAT book!! I’m so excited to try these ideas. Can’t wait!!! Hope you’re doing well, my friend! Praying that God is blessing you abundantly right this very second. :)

      1. Marcie, I’ve updated the page to include a trouble shooting section, as well as a screen shot to show where exactly to find it. Let me know if you still have trouble!

  2. I’d love to have your Family Table ebook. I’ve subscribed to your updates, but I don’t know how to find the book. Thank you for your help. Jennifer

    1. Jennifer, I’ve updated this page to trouble shoot download issues. Also included a screen shot to show where exactly the link is. Please see if that helps and let me know if you still have problems.

      1. I got it! Thanks! Can I say that just on a quick look-through (while we were driving to football practice), this book looks AMAZING! When football season is over and life slows to a sweet pace again, I can’t wait to try some of your ideas. Your book even gave my brain a creative “kick” and inspired some of my own ideas! Oh, and I am thoroughly enjoying your blog also. Blessings, my cyber-friend.

  3. Thanks for sharing the book. I am in family ministry and look forward to sharing this book with the families that I serve!

    Simple life. Simple Joy.

  4. I’d love to have your Family Table ebook. I’ve subscribed to your updates twice, but I don’t know how to find the book – it doesn’t show up on the emails of the blog that I have received.

    Thank you for your help. Tracey

  5. Hello! How do I download the Family Table ebook? I have searched back through all my old emails and I still don’t see the link?

    Looking forward to reading it!!

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