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Title: SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF YOUR FAMILY


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SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF YOUR FAMILY
  • By Jonas Raquel Arrais
  • General Conference Ministerial Association

2
A HEALTHY FAMILY
  • Needs
  • A strong marriage commitment
  • Appreciation and affirmation
  • Effective communication
  • Spiritual commitment
  • Skills to deal with crisis and conflicts

3
FAMILY LIFE
OUR FIRST MINISTRY!
4
STRESS FACTORS
  • Usually overloaded
  • No time for the family
  • Struggle to survive
  • Concern for the future
  • Education of the children
  • Financial and health problems
  • Losses

5
  • Ellen White wrote
  • The greatest evidence of the power of
    Christianity that can be presented to the world
    is a well-ordered, well-disciplined family.
  • Adventist Home, p. 32

6
IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  • Christianity is a centralized life in love.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because
God is love. 1 John 48
7
Home is a place to learn love

If love does not work at home, does not work
anywhere else.
8
Love is a quality that is developed
  • Nobody is born loving.
  • We are born with the need and potential to love.
  • Love is learned.
  • Thats why God created the home!

9
  • Four of the 10 Commandments relate directly or
    indirectly to the home.

10
  • Second Commandment Children tend to follow the
    example of their parents.
  • Fourth Commandment The Sabbath rest includes the
    entire family.
  • Fifth Commandment Children of any age have
    responsibility toward their parents.
  • Tenth Commandment Admire your
  • own spouse, not the neighbors.

11
  • Taking care of our family should be a priority
    over everything elseexcept over God Himself.

12
RECIPE FOR A HAPPY FAMILY
  • Spend quality time regularly
  • The greatest gift you can give your family is
    youyourself!
  • Real, quality, and sufficient time.
  • Fulfill your promise.

13
  • Allow time for small tasks
  • Work as a team.
  • Undertake something together.
  • Have rituals.
  • Set and discuss priorities.

14
  • Communicate well
  • Communicate with your spouse in a meaningful way
  • Listen lovingly
  • Listen without judging
  • Share problems and triumphs
  • Communicate at a deeper level
  • Intimacy
  • Romance

15
  • Communicate with your children appropriately
  • Verbal communication should cover both speaking
    and listening. It should be age-appropriate,
    respectful, and friendly.
  • Appropriate touch is important.
  • Body language affects how they react.

16
  • Affirm frequently
  • Express appreciation.
  • Say, Thank You!
  • Beware of criticism.
  • Always look for something good and positive.
  • Accompany and support your spouse.

17
  • Pray daily
  • Set the family altar as a daily top priority.
  • Make the family worship a happy experience.
  • Share the spiritual leadership.

18
Objectives of the family worship
  • Educational
  • Therapeutic
  • Redemptive

19
  • To build a happy family could bring some
    challenges, but the effort is worthy!

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  • A well-ordered, a well-disciplined family in the
    sight of God is more precious than fine gold. . .
  • One well-ordered, well-disciplined family tells
    more in behalf of Christianity than all the
    sermons that can be preached.
  • Adventist Home, p. 32
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