Your first place of ministry begins each day with your family.
Last week, we discussed two researched characteristics of strong families. This week, we want to share two more so your family can be a place where you can learn how to better love God and others!
Strong families practice good communication and they express genuine affection for each other.
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
Strong families communicate! Not only do they share commonplace exchanges, but they also encourage one another to express their feelings and convictions, knowing they will be received with respect and understanding! How has your family been mutually encouraged by one recently?
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
-1 Thessalonians 5:11
Strong families express appreciation for each other. They are intentional about encouraging and supporting one another. Family members share a rich, genuine, and authentic emotional life. Have you encouraged you family members lately?
What about these characteristics? Does your family practice good communication and express genuine affection for one another?
What are ways you can play an active role in helping your family grow in these characteristics? Make a list and write us your ideas!
Dare to Ask God for boldness to act on these ideas in your family today,