TWOgether Marriages Ministry’s vision is to influence and develop spiritual maturity and growth among the married couples community. To create a solid foundation for relationship growth, stability and longevity. We seek to develop spiritual maturity with a dual focus...
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
“Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God”
~ Max Lucado ~
Our Blended Family
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The Road towards a successful Blended Family
The family provides relationships to people that they can cherish and rely upon their entire lives. Mother, father, sister, brother, sons, daughters so on and so forth are the relations that are always true to a person and no matter what the situation is, these relations will always stick together. But it takes a lot of effort, compromise, and love to create one blended family. Christianity emphasizes the importance of mending a blended family as Jesus was apart of a blended family
“a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” (Rev 7:9)
This is a verse from the bible that emphasizes the importance of having a blended family. This verse indicates the fact that God’s family is a blended family. We are one, and we should look upon our family members as one and this is something that even the God wants from us.
How to Create a Blended Family?
Becoming a blended family is not only a social requirement but it is also important in terms of relationship. A blended family ensures that every person in this world has relations that he or she can completely rely on and look up to when if feels as the entire world is against them. Here is a few steps to guide towards creating a strong blended family.
Step # 1: Responsibility
The first towards creating a blended family is to realize the responsibilities. The biggest and most important responsibilities lie with the parents who are responsible for the upbringing of their children as well as their social welfare. The bible states;
“He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive…” -1 Timothy 3:4 (ESV)
This bible phrase is about fathers, according to the bible the fathers are responsible for the financial status of a house and its members, and fathers are responsible for raising children to be respectful.
“3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their …” -Titus 2:3–5 (ESV)
This verse from bible highlights a mother’s responsibility to care for her children and her husband and to provide a comfortable home for her family.
Other than this the children have their own responsibilities as well. The bible states;
“But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.” - Timothy 5:4 (ESV)
All family members have their own responsibilities and recognizing these responsibilities is the first step towards the creation of a blended family.
# 2: Strengthen Your Marriage
Once you have recognized your responsibilities, the next step is to strengthen your relationship with your wife. For the creation of a blended family, it is important that you have a strong relationship. The stronger the marriage, the stronger the bond will be between the family members. The bible states;
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” -Genesis 2:24 (ESV)
Marriage is very important in the eyes of God and a strong marriage serves as the basic foundation for a blended family.
These are the two most important steps that you must take in order to create a blended family. It takes effort, time and love to create a family bond are unbreakable and unaffected by any worldly problems.