LESSON 6 9/10/2016
NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS OF THE FAMILY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 232, 236
Devotional Reading: Ps. 125:1-5
Topic For Adults: Build Your Home With Wisdom
Topic For Youths: Blissful Home
Topic For Intermediates: Trust God For Happy Home
Scripture Lesson: 1 Cor. 3:10-15; Prov. 24:3-4; 14:1
Memory Verse: Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established (Prov. 24:3) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Ps. 12:1-8; Eph. 4:15
When God said that it is not good for man to dwell alone, He did not mean physical interaction alone. God created Eve so that both can communicate their feelings and desires between them. Open communication is a very important ingredient if the family will succeed. Open communication implies a couple needs to discuss all matters that affect them as a family. Keeping secrets often engender mistrust. In most homes, it is often the wife who wants to discuss while the husband does not see any reason to talk. This often results in the husband or wife taking important decisions without the two having thoroughly discussed the issue and coming to an agreement. Such a couple may be one physically, but are not one emotionally. Absence of useful discussion between a husband and wife builds up emotional barrier. Discussion should not be done with the intention of winning an argument. The intention is to understand the point of view of the partner and possibly accept it.
Point of Emphasis: There should be truthful and genuine communication between husband and wife.
Prayer Point: Holy Spirit, repair all communication channels that have broken down in our families.