Who’s Who in the Home and Parental Unity
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Genesis 2:22
The Family Is God’s Institution
- “A family is a deeply-rooted tree with branches of different strength all receiving nourishment from an infinite source.
- A family is where truth is learned, character is formed,ethics are practiced and society is preserved.
- A family is where all members contribute and share, cooperate and work and accept their responsibilities toward each other.
- A family is where holidays are celebrated with feasting, birthdays acknowledged with gifts, and thoughts of days gone by are kept alive with fond remembrances.
- A family is where each can find solace and comfort in grief, pleasure and laughter in joy, and kindness and encouragement in daily living.
- A family is a haven of rest, a sanctuary of peace and most of all, a harbor of love.”
Biblical guidelines for the family stand in total contrast to the secular worldview. The family begins with a man and a woman living faithfully together in marriage for life. They nurture and rear their children to respect God’s Word. The educational systems and religions based on secular humanism, liberalism and the new age movement are enemies of the family. Their false teachings strive to dissolve the solidarity of the family. Children become the wards of a paternal and exploitive hierarchy or state.
Happy families are the products of a living faith in God’s Word.“Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established” (Proverbs 24:3).
When proceeding according to Biblical guidelines, the husband and wife are committed to each other, and they complement one another. Their roles, equally important, are neither identical nor interchangeable. Together they can accomplish far more than they could on their own.
The marriage that ignores God is in conflict with creation. Some of the greatest problems in the home can be traced to the husband’s failure to be a spiritual leader. There is no security when the husband is bossy or, at the other extreme, neutral in all matters. In I Samuel 13:13-14 and 15:28, we can see how a parent’s failure caused his children to lose their heritage