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Growing Strong Godly Families: Nine Essential Pillars

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

At Growing Strong Families Inc., we understand the significance of providing families with the tools they need to instill godly values within their homes. We have established nine distinct pillars to assist families in building godly values, creating a legacy of unity, and maximizing the family’s potential. These areas include spiritual growth, communication, relationships, character development, service, financial responsibility, education, health and wellness, and fun and leisure. We encourage families to take the time to prioritize one of these areas each week, as it will assist in fostering stronger, more united families.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these pillars and explore how they can contribute to instilling godly values within homes:

  1. Spiritual Growth: Nurturing the spiritual aspect of family life is vital to building a great legacy. Encourage regular prayer, worship, and Bible study together. Teach children about faith, morality, and the importance of a relationship with God.

  2. Communication: Effective communication within the family fosters understanding, empathy, and connection. Encourage open and honest dialogue, active listening, and respectful communication. Teach children to express their feelings and thoughts constructively.

  3. Relationships: Building healthy relationships within the family is necessary to maximize the family's potential and create lasting bonds. Encourage love, forgiveness, and respect among family members. Teach children about the value of relationships and the importance of treating others with kindness.

  4. Character Development: Instilling godly character traits like honesty, integrity, kindness, and patience helps children grow into responsible and compassionate individuals. Teach and model these traits through daily interactions and teachable moments.

  5. Service: Encourage acts of service and giving back to others. Engage in volunteer work as a family and demonstrate compassion for those in need. Teach children the importance of selflessness and serving others with love.

  6. Financial Responsibility: Teach children about money management, budgeting, and wise financial decisions. Instill godly principles such as stewardship, contentment, and generosity. Encourage saving, sharing, and responsible spending.

  7. Education: Emphasize the value of education and lifelong learning. Encourage and support children’s academic pursuits. Provide educational resources, and create an environment that values intellectual growth. Teach them to seek wisdom and knowledge from God.

  8. Health and Wellness: Promote physical, emotional, and mental well-being within the family. Encourage healthy habits, proper nutrition, regular exercise, and self-care. Teach children the importance of caring for their bodies, which are gifts from God.

  9. Fun and Leisure: Create an atmosphere of joy, laughter, and relaxation. Encourage family bonding through shared activities, hobbies, and recreational pursuits. Emphasize the importance of balance in life and enjoying quality time together.

Families can create a solid foundation of godly values by prioritizing these areas and dedicating time each week to focus on them. Remember, consistency and intentionality are key in nurturing these areas. May your efforts in Growing Strong Families be fruitful and lead to stronger, more united families centered around godly values.

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