Daily Reminder on Family: #17 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will do my part in strengthening my family.

One way you can strengthen your family:

“Many problems in the home come from family members speaking and acting selfishly or unkindly. Seek to be the peacemaker rather that to tease, fight, and quarrel.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to seeking to be a peacemaker today.

“We need to be reminded that contention is a striving against one another, especially in controversy or argument. It is to struggle, fight, battle, quarrel, or dispute. Contention never was and never will be an ally of progress…

“No home or heart exists that cannot be hurt through contention. It is sad when children are raised in a contentious home…

“The family as an institution today is beset on all sides. Conflicts within the family are critical and often damaging. Contention puts heavy strain on stability, strength, peace, and unity in the home. There is certainly not time for contention in building a strong family.

In place of arguments and friction between family members, ours is to build, listen, and reason together.” – No Time for Contention by Marvin J. Ashton (emphasis added)

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Family section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/family/

Ask yourself “How sensitive am I to the needs and desires of my family members? What can I do today that will help strengthen my family?”

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