Peace in the Family

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In my family, we are all seeking to have great peace. We do this through maintaining the Biblical roles of marriage and family that we see in the word of God, the Bible. Throughout the Bible and specifically in the New Testament we can see God’s design for marriage and family. In understanding His great love for us we can know that His plan leads to peace both in this lifetime as well as in eternal life with Him. If we follow His plan, understanding that each role has an important function, we find peace within the home.

A Family of Great Peace

Knowing that peace can only come from a faithful relationship with God our Creator through His Son Jesus Christ. We work at developing our godly roles, and the characteristics for each. It’s not always easy and sometimes it is hard do accomplish, but we are learning together to be forgiving and encouraging of each other as we work toward heaven together. On the blog, I share ideas and encouragement for families to grow, bond and develop strong connections and deeper relationships with each other and God. 

On the blog, I share ideas and encouragement for families to grow, bond and develop strong connections and deeper relationships with each other and God. 

The family of Great Peace 

Marriage Moments

I love being married. To date, my Beloved and I have been married for 25 years. It hasn’t always been easy, in fact, sometimes life is downright hard, but having faith in God our Father and each other has helped us to grow stronger in our marriage relationship. I’ve learned that having a strong marriage is one of the foundation stones to homes of great peace. Follow along as I share Marriage Moments where I offer encouragement, tips, and advice for developing, growing and maintaining a strong Biblical marriage. 

Follow along as I share Marriage Moments where I offer encouragement, tips, and advice for developing, growing and maintaining a strong Biblical marriage. 

 Marriage Moments with Renée at Great Peace 

Home & Keeping

I’m a firm believer in seeking to obey the Biblical standards that God has set for life, marriage, and the church. When we follow God’s plan life you will discover a home of great peace. In that, I seek to honor God, Christ, my husband, and family by being a good keeper of the home as found in Titus 2. I also like to share encouragement for other wives and moms in their Biblical role of being a keeper of the home.

Home & Keeping, homemaking encouragement by Renée at Great Peace Academy.

  

 Meal Making

Part of being a good keeper of the home is meal making. It’s through this role that I feel that women can truly help their families develop homes of great peace because it’s around the dinner table that we can truly connect. For some meal making comes easy and for others it’s a daunting task. I love to cook, but planning isn’t always my strong suit, I like to plan from a well-stocked pantry concept. So you’ll discover meal planning ideas, tips for cooking, menus, and recipes for wives and moms who spend time meal making as part of her Biblical role as keeper of the home.

Meal Making

Join me as I explore the world of developing a home of great peace in our Biblical roles of the family. Know that I am learning right along with you, growing my own heart toward my God-given role as a wife, loving mom, and keeper of the home. I’m also open to hearing ideas and suggestions, so if there is a particular area you are struggling in and I can offer encouragement or help, let me know. You can comment below, or send me a private email at admin@reneeatgreatpeace.com.

 

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2 Replies to “Peace in the Family

  1. Do you think it is always the woman’s role to take care of the house? Is it ok to reverse the roles, that is, for the husband to stay at home & the woman to work? What are your thoughts on this?

    1. Hi Josette,
      Well, based upon Titus 2, I see that we are guided to “to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Yet, we also see clear examples of women who work outside the home. Lydia, was a “seller of purple” Acts 16:14, and Priscilla worked alongside her husband as a “tentmaker“.
      So, I believe that women have the primary responsibility to take care of the home and children. But there are times when she can work outside the home. I think it comes down to whether her husband is willing for her to do so, what the family needs are, etc. But, I think that taking on a role of work outside the home doesn’t negate her responsibility to keep the home.
      Of course, her husband can assist her in these things, and a good, loving, husband often will. Because HIS role is to be a leader, and love her as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her. Ephesians 5:25. And we see that it is the husband’s role to work as provider, 1 Timothy 5:8, “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”
      So since the husband is to model himself after Christ’s example with the church, he is to provide leadership, spiritual guidance, physical provisions, and emotional support to her, because those are the things that the LORD provides for His people.

      So, I do think that a woman’s PRIMARY role is to love her husband, and children and to be the keeper of the home. While the husband’s primary role is to lead, guide, provide for, and care for his family. If she chooses to take on external work, it doesn’t exclude her from her responsibility inside the home. And, if he chooses to not work, scripture clearly teaches us that he is denying the faith, because he isn’t following the pattern set forth by Christ.

      There may be times when he, for a variety of reasons, may be unable to work, such as illness, job loss, etc. And I think in such times they together can make decisions for the benefit of the family, that might lead to her being the financial provider for a time. But, I do not see, in scripture, that this is God’s desire for the longterm pattern for the family.

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