A Good Family


Genesis 2:18-25

A good family must be God-oriented.

God formed the first family. Marriage and family are first instituted by God.

We must learn from God how a family is put together. The instructions on marriage and family are to be found in the Bible. Here we have the principles, precepts and promises to follow to have a good family.

God is our first and final authority upon which our home is built.

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A good family must be goal-oriented.

God brought Adam and Eve together in marriage. The goal is oneness, togetherness or unity.

When we are married, we are to leave our parents. But we still maintain our contact with them.

When we get married, our main goal now is unity in our new family. We must learn to cut our dependence upon our parents. We must learn to develop independency in our marriage.

A good family must take time and effort to develop compatibility. We must learn to have goals, needs, emotions, and drives which are compatible with one another.

A good family must learn to develop 100% commitment. We must learn to love one another, talk with one another and live with one another.

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A good family must be grace-oriented.

We must understand that we are all sinners and we married a sinner.

We must understand that we are saved by God's grace alone.

A family where grace is understood makes all the difference.

If we understand grace, then we will understand forgiveness.

When we have genuine repentance and remorse over sin, then there will be genuine forgiveness and restoration in the family.

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Some thoughts:
  • A good family must be God-oriented. That gives a family authority.
  • A good family must be goal-oriented. That gives a family unity.
  • A good family must be grace-oriented. That gives a family beauty.


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