QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:

The Home

Should a Christian marry an unsaved person?

The Bible warns against being “unequally yoked together with unbelievers” (II Cor. 6:14). It seldom works, for this is a crucial point at which there must be common interest.

Should parents discipline their children?

Yes, if they need it. Prov. 13:24 says, “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” Again Solomon said, “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell” (Prov. 23:13-14). A child who is taught to obey his parents will find it much easier to obey God. In addition to punishment, the child must also be shown much love if he is to develop properly.

What time of day is best for family worship?

This varies according to family work and school schedules. Some families prefer the morning, while others find an evening hour more suitable. A time should be worked out that is the most convenient and beneficial to all.

Who is to be the head of the house?

I Pet. 3:1-7 gives us the formula for a Christian home life. The wife “in subjection to her husband,” the husband “giving honour unto the wife,” and they both “being heirs together of the grace of life” No one dictates in the happy, Christian home but both husband and wife work together with love and respect for each other.

How does a family start having family worship?

The best way to get started is simply to get the family together and start! The perfect time probably will never come. You will just have to begin anyhow. Set a regular time, morning, noon, or evening, and stay with it. Family worship time should always include two things: (1) Reading the Word of God, (2) Prayer. Some families use a devotional guide.. Others like to sing together. Some families have every person to pray each time, while others call on one to lead the prayer. But these two elements are basic: prayer and Bible reading.