The best thing you can do for your children is to love your mate. Unless you allow the Lord to build your marriage, it will end up empty. Children should be learning from home the truth about love.
Psalm 127:1, NKJV “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”
Speak correctly to one another. Words can minister to emotions and health. They can build up or tear down. The right words multiply life and health to those you speak to.
Proverbs 18:21, NKJV “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Answer correctly. If you apply God’s Word and do what it says, you will get the right results.
Proverbs 15:1, NKJV “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Show love by listening. Don’t take offense, be quick to forgive. Your mate, and children want you to listen. Other areas to apply in loving your mate and teaching your children are focusing on the good qualities of your mate and children, admit when you’re wrong and apologize, and be united in your discipline.
Today’s Challenge: Are you loving your mate and putting them before the kids, job, and hobbies? Have you been speaking correctly, answering correctly, and taking the time to listen? What areas can you work on today to build a pleasing home to the Lord?