Family Relationships


How to live together as a family

Galatians – Chapter 6:2

2. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Ephesians – Chapter 4:26

26. In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.

Ephesians – Chapter 4:31-32

31. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior.
32. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Philippians – Chapter 2:3-4

3. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
4. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Philippians – Chapter 2:14

14. Do everything without complaining or arguing.

Philippians – Chapter 4:5

5. Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Colossians – Chapter 3:8-9

8. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
9. Do not lie to each other.

Strong Families:

Deuteronomy – Chapter 6:1-9

1. These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,
2. so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I will give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
3. Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey just as the Lord, the God of your fathers, promised you.
4. Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
5. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
6. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
8. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Ephesians – Chapter 4:25-32

25. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
26. In your anger do not sin; do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27. and do not give the devil a foothold.
28. He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.
29. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
30. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
31. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
32. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

First Thessalonians – Chapter 5:15

15. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

Ephesians – Chapter 6:16-18

16. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Hebrews – Chapter 13:5-6

5. Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.”
6. That is why we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

First Peter – Chapter 3:8-13

8. Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
9. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
10. For whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.
11. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.
12. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the lord is against those who do evil.

What the Bible says about work:

Second Thessalonians – Chapter 3:10

10. For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”

Galatians – Chapter 6:7

7. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Proverbs – Chapter 11:25

25. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Proverbs – Chapter 12:24

24. Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.

Proverbs – Chapter 14:23

23. All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs – Chapter 16:26

26. The laborer’s appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.