I like us to take a few moments and describe the perfect family. Maybe the Cleavers or Huxtables will come to mind? What descriptions or characteristics would you give them?
Now take a few moments and describe a healthy family. How do these qualities or characteristics differ from the perfect family? Or is there no difference to you?
Which would you rather be a perfect family or a healthy family? Explain…
Main Text: — Proverbs 17:1 — Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. [NIV84]
Additional Scriptures to Renew Your Thoughts
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.— Proverbs 15:17 (NIV84)
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. —Ephesians 5:33 (NIV84)
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife — Proverbs 21:9 (NIV84)
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3:14-19) In the Precious Name of the Spotless Lamb, Amen.