Ephesians 3:14,15 says “On account of this I bend my knees to the Father, to whom every family in heaven and on earth owes its name”

Families owe to God their existence with the opportunity and privilege of bearing distinctive names. As such each family member is required to follow God’s standards..whether he is the head of the family, a mother, or children.

Here are some roles that are should be done by each member as set by the Bible

‘Be loving your wife as your own body.’—Ephesians 5:28-30.

Simple, but very practical! The Bible also directs a husband to ‘assign his wife honor.’ (1 Peter 3:7) He does this by giving her special attention, including tenderness, understanding, and reassurance. He also values her opinions and listens to her. (Compare Genesis 21:12.) Don’t you agree that any family will benefit if the husband treats his wife with concern, as he himself would want to be treated?—Matthew 7:12.

“Have deep respect for [your] husband.”—Ephesians 5:33.

A wife contributes to family happiness by assisting her husband to fulfill his heavy responsibilities. This is what was intended, since God provided a wife to be “a helper for him, as a complement of him.” (Genesis 2:18) Can you appreciate the blessing to family life when a wife shows her husband respect by supporting his decisions and cooperating with him to achieve family goals?

“Husbands and wives must be faithful to each other.”—Hebrews 13:4, TEV.

When they are, family life is certain to benefit. Adultery often devastates a family. (Proverbs 6:27-29, 32) Wisely, therefore, the Bible urges: “Be happy with your wife and find your joy with the girl you married . . . Why should you give your love to another woman?”—Proverbs 5:18-20, TEV.

“Train up [your children] according to the way for [them].”—Proverbs 22:6.

When parents give time and attention to children, family life is sure to improve. Thus, the Bible urges parents to teach their children right principles ‘when they sit in their house and when they walk on the road and when they lie down and when they get up.’ (Deuteronomy 11:19) The Bible also says parents should show they love their children by disciplining them.—Ephesians 6:4.

“Children, be obedient to your parents in union with the Lord.”—Ephesians 6:1.

True, in this lawless world, it is not always easy to obey your parents. Yet, don’t you agree that it is wise to do what the Originator of the family tells us? He knows what is best to make our family life happier. So try hard to obey your parents. Be determined to avoid the many temptations of the world to do what is bad.—Proverbs 1:10-19.

To the extent that each family member applies the Bible’s counsel, family life will benefit. Not only will the family enjoy a better life now but it will have the prospect of a wonderful future in the new world promised by God. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:3, 4)
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