HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY HOME
1. GOD MUST BE THE CENTER(Prov. 3:6)
You must be willing to give it to Him if you want Him to take
over and straighten things out.
2. MUTUAL RESPECT(Philip. 2:3,4)
Lift each other up, not put each other down.
There should not be a “star of the show” attitude.
Man is to be the head of the home, not the “bull head” of the
Always try to please the other person.(It works!)
No respect from mom and dad, no respect from the children.
3. WORK TOGETHER(Matt. 12:25)
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Don’t play favorites with the children.(Read Gen. 27:8,12,13,41)
Agree on your decisions, (especially around the children.)
4. KEEP A HUMBLE SPIRIT (Prov.16:18)
God said “If my people....will humble themselves”
Woe when God humbles us!
America is becoming overly proud.
Don’t fall into the “proud” trap.
5. WE NEED TO BE UNDERSTANDING (Matt.14:14)
Take time to listen, try to understand.
Do your children feel free to talk to you about anything?
Don’t let problems build up, talk about it.
I didn’t know my child was into that.
6. A BALANCE OF LOVE AND DISCIPLINE (I Sam.2:12-35)
Don’t be too hard and harsh, don’t be a “pushover.”
Don’t discipline a child when you are angry.
Once you say “no” keep at it, don’t let up, stand your ground.
7. CONTROL SPENDING (philip.4:5)
Control money or it will control you.
One says, “we need it,” the other says, “we can’t afford it.”
You don’t have to be rich to be happy, (despite what
8. YOUR CHILDREN BECOME LIKE YOU.
Do you want them to act like you? How about some changes?
We teach by example, it’s not just what we say.
9. A PEACEFUL HOME
Do you have violent tv., games, toys, magazines, and etc. in
Do you show a violent spirit? Children learn real fast.
You can’t have both violence and peace at the same time.
10. JOY IN THE HOME (I Tim.6:17)
Don’t just take time off, take time to enjoy!
Good pleasure is not wrong, God gives us things to enjoy.
Get down in the mud and play with the kids.
11. BE THANKFUL (Ephes.5:20)
You can always find something to complain about.
Complaining never makes us happy, being thankful does.
12. BE BEST FRIENDS (Prov.5:18)
Your husband or wife should be your best friend.
Work at enjoying things together.
13. CARING AND FEELING FOR OTHER PEOPLE
Self centered people are not happy people.
When we make people happy we become happy.
Things aren’t that important, people are.
It takes time to build anything worthwhile.
A marriage must be built, it doesn’t build itself.
Like a boat on a river, if you don’t row it goes down stream.
15. BE A PEACEMAKER (Matt.5:9)
It’s one thing to be a good homemaker, another thing a
It takes two to fight, if you don’t there is no fight.
In every fight there is usually pride somewhere.
by H. Witmyer