Blessings of Family Work

For many of us, family work is like taking castor oil -- something we do as quickly as possible so we can get it over with and experience the least amount of pain. We want to get on with the other things we'd rather be doing. The old Erma Bombeck adage sums up these feelings nicely: Housework, if done properly, can kill you. If your family's perspective on family work is this negative, you may be missing out on some important benefits. The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches that ...
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The Home as a Sacred Center for Family Life

For most people the word "home" evokes feelings of security, happiness, and belonging. The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches many important principles about what should happen within the walls of a home in order to create these feelings. It's in the home that relationships are strengthened, children taught, and joy felt. Families can work together to make their home a sacred center for family life, a place where each family member feels a sense of belonging and a place of ref...
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Equal Partnership in Marriage

The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches that fathers and mothers have specific, God-ordained responsibilities within an equal partnership, with neither husband nor wife seeking to dominate the other. When partners in a marriage value equality, they treat each other with respect, consider each other’s needs, and support one another. Equal partners agree on goals and work as a team to achieve them. They show equal commitment to the relationship and provide mutual support and nurturi...
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