Marriage and Family

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“you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5

Peanut Butter Cups…a special note…special delivery…what do these three things have in common? Put all together and they make a great way to apologize and build someone up!

Yesterday, I made a comment to my son that I was not proud of right before he left for school. I regretted saying it. Though it may have not been a BIG deal, I want to make sure that I am building my family up and not tearing them down.

There are lots of ways that the enemy is trying to tear each one of us down. As a dad and husband, I have 100% of the responsibility to build up my family. Yes, my wife and boys have responsibilities in our relationship as a family. Although, God places the highest expectations on the dad/husband.

The verse above speaks of Christians being built up. This can be applied to individual Christians, but it also can be applied to Christian families.

The Christian family is being built into a spiritual house in which the God of the universe dwells!

By the way, I did apologize to my son using the method described above…he loved it!

5 Ways to Build up Your Family:

  1. Pray Regularly Together (Dinner, Before Bed, Road Trips, Everyday!)
  2. Read the Bible Together Out loud
  3. Affirm Each other
  4. Apologize Quickly and Sincerely
  5. Play Together (Go to the park, play board games, etc)

What are some ways that you build up your family? Can you think of any things you need to improve on in order to build up your family into a spiritual home for God to dwell?

Marriage Scripture

Ephesians 5:22-33