Be a Christian at Home
doth not behave
itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.
1 Cor. 13:5
Much may be gained by self discipline in
the home. . . . Let each make life as pleasant as possible for the other.
Cultivate respect in the speech. Preserve unity and love. Satan will have no
power over those who fully control themselves in the home.
We must have the Spirit of God, or we can
never have harmony in the home. . . . We cannot cherish home affection with too
much care; for the home, if the Spirit of the Lord dwells there, is a type of
heaven. . . . Everything that would tend to mar the peace and unity of the
family circle must be repressed. Kindness and love, the spirit of tenderness and
forbearance, will be cherished. If one errs, the other will exercise Christlike
He who manifests the spirit of
tenderness, forbearance, and love will find that the same spirit will be
reflected upon him. . . . If Christ indeed is formed within, the hope of glory,
there will be union and love in the home. Christ abiding in the heart of the
wife will be at agreement with Christ abiding in the heart of the husband. They
will be striving together for the mansions Christ has gone to prepare for those
who love Him. . . . Tender affection should ever be cherished between husband
and wife, parents and children, brothers and sisters. . . . It is the duty of
everyone in the family to be pleasant, to speak kindly.
A house with love in it, where love is
expressed in words and looks and deeds, is a place where angels love to
manifest their presence and hallow the scene by rays of light from glory. . . .
Love should be seen in the looks and manners and heard in the tones of the
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Self-control on the part of all the
members of the family will make home almost a paradise.
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