Doug Brown audio, pdf, and power point available @ karenvineyard.org. What do most people do on a date? Lynette , age 8 “Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
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Doug Brownaudio, pdf, and power point available @ karenvineyard.org
What do most people do on a date?Lynette, age 8 “Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
How do you decide whom to marry?“No person decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all the way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with. Kirsten, age 10.
How can a stranger tell if two people are married?Derrick, age 8 “You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.”
To mix smoothly and inseparably together or to mix in order to obtain a particular kind or quality.
1) Note context – “do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” v.17
2) Note emphasis of the whole passage is on duties, not rights.
3) Note the duties are reciprocal--that is, not all the rights are on one side and all the duties on the other.
A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries. ~ African proverb
Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. ~ Ghanaian proverb
Men initiate creating a House Blend
“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”
A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has its place. ~ African Proverb
A united family eats from the same plate. ~Baganda proverb
It is not our job to merely control our children’s behavior, but instead we are called to create a spiritual life for him/her.
What is God’s House Blend for your Home? What is your goal in raising each of the children God has entrusted to you?
How will you create environments in your home that will reinforce that goal?
Who does God require you to be as a parent?
1) Obedience in everything
2) For this pleases the Lord
The measure of the child’s obedience is “all things”; and the motive is to please the Lord.
Your House Blend is . . .
Your House Blend is . . .
1. Be aware of your child’s emotion, but don’t let these feelings control the house blend.
2. Recognize the emotion as an opportunity for intimacy and teaching.
3. Listen, validate, and help put verbal labels on the child’s emotions, but also set limits.
“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, . . . But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24 14 & 16