Family Life

(updated 5/17/2010)

Many families undergo trials and hardships, and some people have strained relationships within their family life. However, God reminds us about the role of the family in our lives.

Family life is an expression of God's love for us. Also, our love for our family is an expression of our love for God. The Fourth Commandment, "Honor Your Mother & Father" is a reflection of this. God loves us unconditionally, and He reveals this through our family life. Sometimes we do not see this love because of our human imperfections, but when it comes down to it... our family members are willing to imitate Christ in the sense that they are willing to lay down their life for us.

In family life, ideally we should learn the following:


Unconditional love
Sacrifice
Perseverance / Patience
Respect / Honor
Forgiveness
Unity