FAMILIES

How to Be a Happy, Healthy Family

Want to raise your children to be more secure and have a lasting legacy of love and health passed on to the next generation. This message will encourage you that there is no “perfect” method for parenting and most parents are doing a very adequate job of parenting and just don’t know it. Spending time with God is a key to being a good parent and living a lasting legacy. Pray with your spouse for your family and it will help you see the real priorities in your life and the things that are most important. Focus on your family’s spiritual life by having devotional times together, praying together and making a family constitution. A family constitution is a written list of your family’s desires, values and what your family stands for.

MARRIAGES

DEFINITION:  Biblically, marriage is the union of one man with one woman  and the relationship that exists between them.

FACTS ABOUT MARRIAGE:

Fifty-percent of all marriages end in divorce.  That is why it is important to deal with marriage problems before they intensify.

The biblical plan is that two people become one (Genesis 2:24).  God intends for marriage to be between one man and one woman for life (Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11; Jeremiah 32:19; Mark 10:9).

YOUTH

Beware of Your Youthful Days.

Youth is a frustrating time in life. It is that period when one is hardly old enough to be on his own, and yet  is feeling a sense of independence. Youth ever are attempting to find some sense of identity; that is why they sometimes act and dress so weird. They are bizarre!

But then, so were we.

The Scriptures represent youth as a time both of danger and challenge. Moses said that “the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Gen. 8:21), and Paul admonished Timothy to “flee youthful lusts” (2 Tim. 2:22).

By way of contrast, though, the Creator also recognizes the value of youth to the divine cause. Youngsters have energy, they are daring, their hearts are filled with visions of the future. Indeed, they can be a most valuable component in the service of Jehovah.