If sibling rivalry is the negative side of family relationships, family unity is the positive! The Bible uses so many illustrations of family life to describe our relationship to God and to each other in the church, it’s worth the work to build those positive, joyful relationships at home. This episode, we’ll share concrete examples of things we found helpful keeping a family of ten heading the right direction (and all together).
2 Boundaries Every Kids Needs
Our kids need boundaries. As parents, God has given us our children to train - and that means giving these boundaries- Here are 2 every kid needs!
How to give age appropriate privileges to kids close in age
And so it is that you may or may not burst into tears watching a movie when a mother snuggles her baby because you suddenly feel that the only time you were ever enough was just in those early weeks when your baby didn’t need anything except for you to be there for him. Wait…
We have encouraged the notion that caring for, loving, helping, and teaching “other people” is important work, all the while minimizing the importance of caring for the people God has given us right in our home.
Is sibling rivalry an issue at your house? The Bible often speaks of love among brothers – it’s used as an example of how we should get along in the church, for instance. Yet that image doesn’t have much meaning if our relationship with our earthly brothers is marked by anger, resentment, and hurt feelings, does it? And too often, that’s the kind of relationship which seems to be growing in our families.