5 Ways To Love Your Family
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:2
Every individual within a family has a role to fulfill to have a healthy and a stronger relationship with each other. And, expressing your love and care is vital to make your home a happier place to live. Thus, your action shows your real attitude towards your family so, treat them right and make them feel loved, happy and valued by doing these things according to the Bible.
Respect for each other.
“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” – 1 Corinthians 1:10
According to Don Miguel Ruiz, “Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” Every member of the family has its own opinion or perspective in life. And, sometimes these differences will lead to an argument, so to avoid these scenarios — change your attitude towards this matter. Control your temper and talk about your problems when both parties are calm. Avoid heated arguments, listen to their point of view, respect their perspective, try to fit in their shoes and don’t let these things hinder your relationship with each other. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1. Live in peace with them, resolve your conflict without violence and avoid saying harsh words that you will regret. And, when you’ve done wrong, apologize immediately or forgive them when they hurt you. “Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” – Colossians 3:13
Cultivate faith in your family.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” – 2 Peter 3:18
Put God at the center of your family and grow your faith in God. Talk about God Godin your home and let His love overflow within you. Cultivate faith in your family by meditating His Words and by fulfilling your duties as a Christian. Set your priorities and serve the Lord together as a family. “And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” – Acts 16:31. Manage your household well, be a better Christian wife or husband and make sure that your family is walking on the right path. “He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.” – 1 Timothy 3:4
Listen and obey your parent’s teaching.
“My son, keep your father’s command
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” – Proverbs 6:20
The children should also fulfill their duties by obeying their parent’s teaching and command. Listen to your parents and show your respect to them — help them in the house, keep your room tidy, wash the dishes. Be honest with them, don’t interrupt them when they are talking and remain calm even if you disagree. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may belong in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12. Thus, value their advice because they want the best for us and they know us really well. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11
long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12. Thus, value their advice because they want the best for us and they know us really well. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11
I Appreciate everyone’s existence.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35
Love one another the way God loves you and show your gratitude to your parents, spouse or kids when you have a chance. Greet them on their Birthdays or special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas Day, etc. Surprise them with simple gifts, write thank you notes, treat them to the salon, spa or restaurant. Tell them how much you love and appreciate them by kissing and hugging them. These actions will surely melt their hearts and they will feel valued and loved. “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” – 1 John 4:20
“He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.” – Acts 10:2
If you are not good with words in expressing your love with your family. Just give them your attention and spend more time at home with them. Share a meal together, have a faith-filled tea time or fun game night in your living room. “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:46-47 You can also get your kids involved in the kitchen while you cook and allow them to do basic stuff such as preparing your table, washing the vegetables or mixing the batter. Enjoy each other’s company and fill their hearts with love and laughter.
Build a Godly home that promotes God’s Word, peace, harmony and happiness. And, show your love to your children by being a positive role model to them and by reflecting God’s image through your life.