3. Demonstrate Love
God loves His children in a way that none of us can understand, despite knowing our every errant thought, our every flaw, and our every imperfection.
Recognizing that love and striving to show the same in your own family not only creates a loving home, but provides an example of God’s characters to outside observers.
We should strive to love our spouse and children in an unconditional way—not only this, but we should make that love known. Our families shouldn’t have to guess—it should be apparent that they are well-loved.
And how can you do this?
You get to know your family. Find out what makes them tick, what they love, what they can’t stand.
Connect with them on these subjects.
Find out what your daughter is reading and read it, too.
Pick up that second controller when your son plays a video game.
Join your husband on that hike.
People are deeply multi-dimensional creatures, and having someone take a genuine interest in what makes you unique is one of the best feelings around.
Doing your best to actively love your family as God does sets a great example for others, and encourages your whole family to emulate this characteristic of God.
Don’t model the human brokenness which comes from attempting to lead by yourself. Place God at the top, and be the best family you can be.