Family members must take care of each other.
They must bring up children to be good citizens in a loving and caring environment.
They must take care of the elderly and sick members of their family.
They must take care of each other in good times and in bad.
‘Honour your father and your mother’ (One of the Ten Commandments)
‘If anyone does not take care of his relatives, especially the members of his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.’ 1 Timothy 5:8
‘Children, it is your Christian duty to obey your parents always, for that is what pleases God. Parents, do not irritate your children, or they will become discouraged.’ Colossians 3:20-21
If Christians want support in their family life, they might join the Mothers’ Union. You do not have to be a mother – or even a parent – to be part of the Mothers’ Union. They provide:
- Babysitting for single parents
- Counselling groups
- Support for new parents
- Prayers for families.