Family: Family life is feedback


Throughout Proverbs, we learn that those who ask for and receive God’s wisdom are given direction through life, children and parents alike would avoid the ever-present pitfalls that can ruin lives. We also learn that “desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way” (Prov 19:2). In other words, the impulsive person is the one who acts...

Family: Work and Rest


As we consider how the family functions on a daily basis, work and rest can be observed from different points of view by different members within the family. Let’s say that as the father comes home from being at work all day which is in a different location from his home, the home can easily become a place of rest, but for the Mother who has been teaching her children, preparing food...

Family: Temptation and Addiction


As a family consciously lives under the Lordship of Christ and Parents proclaim, explain and apply the gospel in their home, they will recognize that the problems which come from the flesh are the battlegrounds where fighting takes place and where retreating is not an option. Christian parents know that they are to put to death the deeds of the flesh in the power of the Spirit and as they raise...

Family: Trials and Testing


God has many provisions which He uses to cause us to depend on Him and while parents can protect their children from much, children will be nonetheless affected by what happens to their parents. Therefore, it is important for parents to teach their children about the purposes of God in trials, the purposes of God in testing and how to spot when we are being tested and how temptation can develop...

Family: Establishing hearts and minds


When a believer has a Christian worldview, they perceive everything through their knowledge of God, who is the creator of everything we see around us, and who controls every event which happens to us. A Christian worldview is how we believe everything fits together and works under the sovereignty of God, it is also the structure by which hearts and minds are established. The Christian worldview...

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