Seven Marks of a Hurried Family

  • by Tim Kimmel

In Little House on the Freeway, author Tim Kimmel lists these 7 marks of a hurried family:

  1. Can’t relax
    This family’s schedule is always full with no time for anyone else.
  2. Can’t enjoy quiet
    This family lives in the midst of constant and conflicting sounds of entertainment.  
  3. Never satisfied
    This family always wants to have more, and to be more than they are.
  4. An absence of absolutes
    With no set standards, this family isn’t sure of themselves.
  5. Suffering servants
    Craving approval from others, this family does good, but for bad reasons.
  6. A storm beneath the calm
    While appearing calm, this family is trapped in constant concern and worry.
  7. World-class overachievers
    Only happy when they are succeeding, this family lives in constant competition.  

For ideas about overcoming these challenges, see Help for Hurried Families or get a copy of the book.


Source: Tim Kimmel, Little House on the Freeway © Multnomah Books, 2013.