Marriage and Parenting
Family serves as the backbone of human society. Christians value the familial bond of love, which forms the basis of a sound society. However, in an increasingly secularized world, some people question the traditional definition of marriage and family. This poses a serious challenge to the social institutions of marriage and family.
God’s purpose for marriage is to create families in which children have the benefit of parents who provide the best upbringing possible. For this to occur, parents must fulfill their duties. We need to ask God to reveal Himself to the children of His spiritual quest as the heavens reveal His sovereign power, and His Spirit descends to inspire all who seek. We see the wisdom of God’s calling and the excellence of his plan. We are learning God’s will and His peace rests upon us.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Jeremiah 29:11.
in god’s will we find peace
All relationships are established and developed by means of communication. Even God used verbal and then written communication to establish a relationship with His bride, the church. The church can only grow spiritually as it studies and implements God’s word. When Christians do not read the Bible or pray, their relationship with Jehovah stagnates. They need divine revelation if they are to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Communication and sanctification go hand in hand.
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” John 17:17
Similarly, the marriage relationship (which is a small picture of the church’s relationship to Christ [Eph. 5:23ff]) is dependent on continuous biblical methods of communication for growth in grace, love, helpful companionship and godly dominion. Married people who live their lives as per the Bible will last the test of time. Their marriage is likely to last longer than couples who have little faith in God.
At House of Mercy Christian Assembly, we help people to have successful marriages. We ensure this by providing the required practical and scriptural advice so that married people live their lives according to God’s word and His will for them. We can also provide parents with the guidance they need to raise a more confident and well-rounded child.