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More Church Building With Strong Families

May 13, 2013

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In a previous post, we had a look at Paul’s formula for building strong families. In that post, I offered a few of Paul’s instructions for building strong families as given in Ephesians 5:22-6:4.

Protecting the marriage should be a primary concern for a couple. As it turns out, single parent homes run a very high risk of living below the poverty line and having a member convicted of a crime. You can read the statistics at the US Government’s site Child Stats.

Paul mentions the order of the family unit as God intended it a few times. In addition to the Ephesians passage mentioned above, he restates it again in Colossians 3:18-21

  • the wife and children respect the husband as the head of the house
  • the husband loves and protects his wife with the intensity that Christ does the church
  • the couple understands they are to move, live and think as one

Daily Bible reading for May 13

Psalm 132
Numbers 12
Isaiah 51:1-52:12
Colossians 3:18-4:18

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