6 Ways to Keep God at the Head of Your Family

5. Address Problems With Grace

We’re human, and so problems happen within families.

James 4:1 asks the question, “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?”

The fourth chapter of James goes on to list causes of conflict, most of which stem from differing forms of selfishness, and separation from God.

Resolving conflict in a scriptural way keeps God as the head of your household, not your emotions.James 4:11-12 reads, “Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.

The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law…” We are not to insult or speak badly of our family when they make mistakes.

Remember that the goal of problem-resolution is to keep someone from causing themselves or others harm, not to take revenge.

Guide, remind, and in the case of children, discipline, but take God’s example and do so with their good as the end goal, not their harm.