5/19/17 The Christian Family

“The Christian husband is the head of the household.  A Christian wife should submit to his authority, because he is given that authority by God.  This is not to say that the husband may treat his wife in any way he wishes because God give him authority over her.  Husbands are to love their wives in the same way that Jesus loves His church – being willing to lay down their lives for their wives and children, loving them in such a way that they want, and do, what is best for them.  Children are to obey their parents in all things, because parents are placed in authority over their children by God, in order to teach and care for their children as God cares for His children.  Parents, do not discourage your children by always talking to them about what they are doing wrong.  Their spirits will be broken and they will not have the heart to try to do what is right if they feel like no matter what they do it will always be wrong.  But at the same time, don’t give them so much praise that they grow too proud or grow to be dependent on their parents’ praise.  Children should be encouraged to love God and to do His will out of love for Him and for others, just as God commands His children to do.”

 

Colossians 3:18-21

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