It’s challenging to bring up a Christian family in the modern world. As Christian identity in the world declines, various cultural pressures pose a growing challenge to the religions of our children. The only way to alter this course is to strengthen the family unit independently. The Christian faith of every member of every family must be bolstered. One of the ways to do this is to establish a starting line—one that starts at home, a Christian home.
This post will look at establishing a Christian home for the modern age.
Bring The Family Together In Agreement
You and your loved ones must take the time to discuss the needs of your household. You may have established regular church attendance and a habit of prayer before mealtime, but you may have neglected to talk about other spiritual practices, such as weekly Bible study.
We recognize that there is a lot to discuss and process here, but you must do so. This will enable you to parent based on the same ideals as a family and grow together as a unit.
Note that even if your partner isn’t on board yet with your efforts to create a godly household, you can still do it on your own. It may be more challenging to maintain consistency. Ask a friend if they’re interested in helping out with this. A support system that will hold you accountable is essential for overcoming difficult times.
Document Your Family’s Core Scriptures and Values
It is necessary to lay a foundation before constructing a house that honors God. Take some time to relax and read some verses from the Bible that relate to families. With so many inspiring options, picking just one might be difficult.
We strongly suggest that you spend some time praying about these scriptures and asking God to reveal you which one is appropriate for your household. This biblical passage does not have to be taken literally at all times. Some families go through significant transitions each year, particularly as their lives progress.
Furthermore, every household will prioritize various principles and ideals in their daily lives. Anybody might have a personal opinion, but if you have a different one, that’s ok. You might also conceive of these as “rules,” as that is how they are referred to in certain households. You should jot these down and keep them visible so that you are constantly reminded of your family’s beliefs.
Set an Example
It’s up to parents to lead by example. Our deeds are far more consequential than our words.
Some parents have even shifted to a more positive parenting style that emphasizes leading by example. Children learn by observing and listening to adults, which is why this is the best teaching method.
As time passes, we’ll see that kids are essentially little sponges. If we treat ourselves and the people around us with kindness and compassion, they will respond similarly. Every Christian marriage is a work in progress, but you can start learning what it means to be Christlike. Insight into this topic will help us provide a good example for our kids.
Make Prayer A Staple In Your Home
People who weren’t raised in Christian homes often think of prayer as something you only do before meals. It frequently comes as a shock to those who didn’t grow up in a Christian home to meet someone who did and learn that their household prayed before more than mere supper.
As you work to establish a Christian home, you should make praying a regular part of your routine. Don’t save this sacred time for only before meals, special occasions, or to express gratitude for His favor. As parents, our children need to observe us talking to God in ordinary life circumstances.
For example, praising God for all of His creation when out walking is a great moment. We may be traveling down the road when we encounter a homeless person and pray that God would provide for him and ensure his safety. Cooking supper sometimes is the only time of day we have to ourselves, so sometimes we simply engage in a dialogue with Him.
A Christian family seeks out everyday opportunities to demystify what it means to have a genuine connection with God.
Jesus left us with two mandates: first and foremost, we are to love the Lord our God, and second, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
It is of the utmost significance for our family to make an effort to center our attention on love. We honor and obey what the Lord has commanded us to do when we love our neighbors as ourselves.
This does not necessarily imply that we must devote most of our time and energy to outreach activities and volunteer three days a week. We are firm believers that even seemingly small acts of generosity may contribute to making a positive impact on the world.
Develop An Atmosphere Worthy Of God
When we go to the homes of certain friends, there is almost always serene worship music playing quietly in the background. Every time we visit that place, we notice it, and the quiet, subtle remembrance of the Lord provides us with a sense of immense calm.
The following is a list of measures that you may do to keep Christ the focal point of your household:
- Devotional music should be played.
- Be sure to decorate the walls with verses from the Bible.
- Always have a Bible available and open for others to read.
- Make it a habit to start each day with a verse from the Bible, and keep it on your desk.
Educate Your Children About the Bible
Sharing the teachings of the Bible with our kids can take many forms, such as weekly verse memorization or a weekly household Bible study. You’ll have to put some thought into this one. Your children’s ages will also determine the appropriateness of certain activities. Bear in mind that it will be challenging to keep babies’ attention throughout Bible study.
Remove Unwanted Outside Influences
These days, the world is becoming more and more non-religious.
Today’s society, including the more nude nature of television and the increasingly violent lyrics of popular “music,” has no place in our homes. Because of the importance of protecting one’s family from corrupting influences, you should make avoiding these things a top priority inside your Christian home.
They will discover the complexities of the world in which they live, but as parents, we can control the timing and setting of their exposure to non-Christian beliefs and be prepared to provide them with the tools they’ll need to deal with them.
Keep The Sabbath Holy As A Family
Genuine rest has far more positive effects than we sometimes give it credit for. By pausing for reflection, we better prioritize our lives.
As we rush through the week to meet various deadlines at work, home, and elsewhere, it’s easy to put our connections on the back burner. Our priorities can be reset with the aid of the Sabbath.
God realized that regular, scheduled time together is crucial to maintaining healthy relationships. The health of every relationship requires care and attention. You may also let them slowly die out. It’s no wonder the bonds between family members strengthen and happiness levels grow when they have more opportunities to spend time together.
Indeed, proximity and time spent together are often all needed to begin a friendship. Being in someone’s constant company strengthens our bonds in ways we may not fully understand or articulate. This can frequently occur between God and us and among our loved ones on the Sabbath.
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