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Strengthen You Family in God Month

God cares for you and wants you to have a strong family. He will help you. The good news is God has shown us in the Bible His commands for families. If we follow the Bible, then we receive everything God created for us. So, what are the Scriptures for family? Here is what God says will give you a strong family:

Marriage is a Covenant and is Not to be Broken

1) Marriage is a Biblical Covenant to Be One
…she is your companion And your wife by covenant.  Malachi 2:14

2) God Hates Divorce

For the Lord God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the Lord of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.”  Malachi 2:16

Bible Verses for Wives

1) Wife Submit to Your Husband
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  Ephesians 5:22
Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.  1 Peter 3:1-2

2) The Husband is the Head of the Wife
For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.  Ephesians 5:23-24

3) Respect Your Husband
Let the wife see that she respects her husband.  Ephesians 5:33

4) Have a Meek and Quiet Spirit
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 1 Peter 3:3-4
For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.  1 Peter 3:5-6

5) Build Your House
The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.  Proverbs 14:1

Bible Verses for Husbands

1) Husband Love Your Wife
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her…  Ephesians 5:25

2) Husband Wash Your Wife With God’s Word – Pray, Speak, Read and participate in a Bible Teaching Church and Bible Study
…that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.  Ephesians 5:26-27

3) Husband Love Your Wife As Your Own Body
So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.  Ephesians 5:28-29

4) Husbands Live With Your Wife With Knowledge
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge…  1 Peter 3:7

5) Husbands Give Honor to Your Wife
…giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.  1 Peter 3:7

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Bible Verses for Children – Obey and Honor Your Parents

1) Obey Your Parents in the Lord
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  Ephesians 6:1

2) Honor Your Father and Mother
“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”  Ephesians 6:2-3
Bible Verses for Fathers – Father’s Admonish Your Children to Know and Serve God
And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.  Ephesians 6:4

Bible Verses / Tips for Strong Families

1) Decide to Serve the Lord
But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  Joshua 24:15

2) Do What God Says / Solve Problems With the Bible
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.  Joshua 1:8

3) Whatever You Do, Do to God
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23-24

4) Walk in love.
Walk in love.  Ephesians 5:2

5) Be Kind to One Another
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted,  Ephesians 4:32

6) Pray / Ask God for Wisdom
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  James 1:5

7) Forgive One Another
…bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.  Colossians 3:13

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