How Do We Provide The Right Kind of Home For Our Children?

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How do we provide the right kind of home for our children?

Nov 17, 2018

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am fearful that my husband and I may not be able to provide the right kind of home for our children. We both came from broken homes and don’t have any experience in knowing how to create the right environment. Is there a formula? — W.M.

A: God is the Creator of the universe. He set the boundaries for the oceans. He made the great sun and set it in the center of the solar system to hold it together. If it were not for the sun, our solar system would fly to pieces. Likewise, God instituted marriage between a man and a woman. He instituted the family and the home. God is the center of all of this. The home is like a solar system and unless the Son of God is at the center of your home, it too may fly to pieces.

Home life is being assaulted. Many couples are fearful lest their marriages break someday. Family tensions threaten relationships. What can we do? The Bible has a lot to say about the family. The institution predates government and even the church. Almighty God created the home from His outpouring of love for mankind. He placed a man and a woman as husband and wife in the midst of a home fashioned by His own heart. Read His word. Believe His truth. Obey His instruction. Apply yourself to the wisdom that He gives to guide and direct.

There is only one insurance policy that can guarantee the unity and happiness of your home. Make Jesus Christ the Head and live in reverence to Him alone. The Bible instructs parents to teach their children His truth “when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” (Deuteronomy 11:19). In other words, at all times keep the Lord the focus of personal and family life.


(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)


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