In order to maintain and enjoy peace in your family, there are things that have to be done. Amongst them are:
[1 – Laying a foundation of peace] – The foundation of lasting peace is the word of God. God instituted marriage and to enjoy peace in the family, there has to be a constant study of God’s word by everyone in the family. Hebrews 1:3a (KJV)
[2 – Being conversant with your family members] – You need to know the strengths and weaknesses of everyone in the family. Never work by assumption because it leads to destruction. Study your family members and focus on their strengths not their weaknesses. 1 Samuel 25:15 (KJV)
[3 – ‘Leaving’ your father and mother] – Marriage is a covenant not a contract because covenants, unlike contracts, are breakable. Some people are married but still mentally and emotionally cleave to their parents. As a married woman or man, you should focus on building your own home with your spouse. Making unnecessary references to your parents in discussions or when issues arise with your spouse, signifies you haven’t left your father and mother. Until you leave your parents emotionally, you won’t enjoy peace in your marriage and family because your spouse and children will be forced to feel incompetent. Focus on building your family. Genesis 2:24 (KJV) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
[4- Avoiding wrong company] – If you take counsel from a confusionist, your family will head for destruction. 1 Corinthians 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
For a peaceful family, everyone in the family has a role to play. All hands should be on deck to enjoy peace in the home.
God bless you!