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Strengthening Family Life - CFC Covenant Orientation talk3
Transcript of Strengthening Family Life - CFC Covenant Orientation talk3
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talk 3 The family is the basic unit of society condition of individual families will determine the condition of society as a whole. Marriage is a relationship of
commitment and service not based merely on emotion entrusting oneself com¬pletely
to the other the quality of family tomorrow
depends on the
quality of the relationship today denying oneself for the
good of the other recognize that we are first
committed to God Therefore, our feelings, likes and dislikes, and our will are all subordinated to God's will and plan for us. During moments of difficulty,
we can turn to the Lord We recognize that God
is the architect of mar¬riage
and knows how best for it to work. before they are first and foremost brothers and sisters in the Lord Make the home a
center of family life Interact with Christian families. Living more fully the principles
of Christian personal rela¬tionships Exercise greater control over the family use of media and of time what movies they are watching what books / magazines they the family reads? Given also the scarcity of time together, we must set priorities and control our time accordingly need to be creative in developing family recreation. Develop Christian peer environments for every member of the family Peer groups are a powerful force in the lives of young people...We do not seek to avoid these, but to redirect
We should strive to get our parents, brothers and sisters into our family ministries, if they are still not members of these groups We will have a real alternative to the often intensely secular peer environments that are not Christian in orientation. Parents become pastors of our children The ultimate goal of raising and training children in the family is not to make them what their parents want them to be, but to help them fulfill their God given destiny "The future of humanity passes by way of the family". -Pope John Paul II We need to strengthen Christian family life, in order to defend God's creation, and to renew the face of the earth