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Week 1: Things to ADD to Your Family
Some pointed, specific, hyper-focused things you need to remove from your family.
1. Remove _________________________ from your family.
Ephesians 5:21, Romans 12:10, Galatians 5:13
Ephesians 5:21, NLT - And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Romans 12:10, BSB - Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Outdo yourselves in honoring one another.
Practical Tips for Kids
Galatians 5:13, NLT - For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
2. Remove _________________________ from your family.
Ephesians 4:29, Proverbs 18:21
Ephesians 4:29, NIV - 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.
Prov 18:21 - The tongue can bring death or life;
3. Remove _________________________ from your family.
Ephesians 6:1-4 New International Version (NIV) - 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a]
4 Fathers,[b] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Here are some ways you might exasperate your kids:
Sometimes I feel like "Less Than" Dad. If you blew it, ask God to forgive you and ask your kids to forgive you too. If you ever feel less than, don't give up; just keep moving forward.
Why does everything seem so negative. Why does that family seem so positive? Maybe they’ve made room for it.
Every time you get rid of something negative in your life, you make room for something positive.