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Structures of Authority

order in the home, church, workplace, and government
Recognizing and obeying the one in charge brings security and order to a group. Each person looks to the leader for direction and accountability, and he or she provides guidance for working through questions or problems that arise.

Losing a job is rarely seen as a good thing, especially since financial pressures can cause tremendous tensions in a marriage and family.

Hospitality

the value of opening your home to others
Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Your family really has the gift of hospitality”? I used to see hospitality as a gift or calling that others had, but that I did not. For years I saw my home as my castle—a place for seclusion and relaxation.

The following testimony was given by a man who attended a counseling course and shared insights he found when he asked the question, “Why did God let a bad thing happen?”

Ideas for Family Devotions

tailor devotional routines to meet your family’s needs
Many parents wonder what they should do during family devotional times. There are no simple answers, since endless options allow each family to customize their time together.

Home: A Hospitality Center

welcoming family, friends, and neighbors
In Scripture, we are challenged to be “given to hospitality” (Romans 12:13). This focus begins with an attitude of welcome and generosity in the heart, which affects how we interact with people in every setting, including when we have guests in our homes.

Establish a Ministry Mind-Set

developing a joyful place of ministry for family and others
Reaching out to others and seeking to help those in need are important aspects of a Christian’s life and character.

Home: A Health Center

pursuing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness
Harmonious family relationships and an orderly home significantly increase the health of family members. When illness does occur, a caring family speeds recovery and eases the pain of illness. Applying the following factors in your home can greatly impact your health and productivity:

Making Your Home a Ministry Center

for your family and for others
One of the most traditionally valued environments is the home. Men go to war to fight for hearth and home, but sadly, many nations perish when the vision of the home is lost.

Home: A Productivity Center

using skills to meet needs with diligence and efficiency
In many homes today, entertainment is the top priority. This is unfortunate, because a focus on entertainment greatly diminishes the potential for productivity in the home.
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