Former Vice President Mike Pence says in a new book that the best way to save America is to save the family, beginning in each person’s own home.
Pence’s new book, Go Home for Dinner: Advice on How Faith Makes a Family and Family Makes a Life (Simon & Schuster), recounts how he prioritized mealtimes and family time even after he was elected as a U.S. representative as governor of Indiana and ultimately as vice president of the United States. He wrote the book in collaboration with his daughter, Charlotte Pence Bond.
In one chapter, he explains how, as a representative, he often went home to enjoy dinner with his family in D.C. in between House votes. Other times, they ate dinner on the steps of the capitol building. In another part of the book, he describes a dilemma he faced as a representative when the new president — George W. Bush — was meeting members of Congress on the same night a young Charlotte had a violin recital. Pence went to the recital.
“Save your family. Save America. Go home for dinner,” Pence writes.
The book reveals the principles Pence followed in order to find the right work-family balance.
People “never regret the decision” of putting “their…
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