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HELPS FOR A HAPPY HOME

Eph. 5:18-33

LESSON 1

THE ESSENTIALS OF A HAPPY HOME

A Christian home can be the nearest thing to Heaven that we will experience in this life on this earth.

However, a home without Christ can be a heart breaking situation.

The homes that are enduring are homes where Biblical principles are practiced.

Folks, God has a plan for our homes.

We must learn to follow them in order to have a happy home.

NOTICE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR A CHRISTIAN HOME:

1.MARRIAGE IS BUILT ON A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD!

Eph. 5:18-19

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

The person who is not right with God cannot be right with their spouse.

On the other hand.

The one who is not right with a husband or wife will not be right with God.

One cannot separate his or hers relationship to God & his or hers relationship with others.

The scriptures warn us that problems in the home will hinder answered prayers.

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Proper marriage counseling begins with trying to get both parties right with God.

2.MARRAIAGE IS BUILT ON AN ATTITUDE OF THANKSGIVING!

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Complaining, griping, & nagging will ruin your home.

It does not matter who does it.

Men like to think the women do all that.

Women like to think it is the men.

The truth be said we all have our moments.

Here is how it goes in the home.

The husband will come grouchy & crabby.

Bad day at work, seems to follows us home men.

Many a wife are quality of having a nagging spirit.

That is why you hear my wife is a nag.

Hey men we do it too!

Attitude of THANKSGIVING will produce the right spirit in the home.

Just like a smile will produce a smile.

Miss Jam is really good of thanking me.

Even for things that we both do.

Oh thank you for buying this for me, or taking me out, or going with me to do this & that.

3.MARRIAGE IS BUILT ON A LIFE LONG RELATIONSHIP!

Genesis 2:21-24 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

One of the most devastating things to a marriage is the threat of divorce.

The easy divorce of today is unscriptural & ungodly.

Matthew 19:3-9 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.


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