God has given man a plan concerning marriage and family. The problem is that very few persons who marry have ever taken the time to learn about His plan. God has promised to strengthen and bless those who accept and follow His design. He is the one who has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid”.
When an honest and prayerful effort is made to put the plan into practice, it works well. The result is a home where men and women have the joy of becoming “one flesh” in an intimacy intended to occur only in marriage. This home is a safe place for children to be born and nurtured until they are ready to fulfill their role in life, and a place of discipline for both parents and children It will also be a place of work where all share in the tasks of the home; a school where the parents teach their children how to create their own successful home by word and example, and how to be honest, productive, and loyal citizens. Finally, this home will be a worship center where the Lord is honored; and a place where the love of God holds the family together and makes it a servant to the world.
Author: Carl Mitchell