God Invented the Family
Construction Zone 11: God's Work - Past and Present
What is "the family"?
The family was designed by God to be a husband, a wife, and any children God may give them. Adam and Eve and their children were the first family put together by God.
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God designed the family to reflect the love among the three Persons of the Trinity. The husband’s love for his wife is a living picture of Christ’s love for the Church (see Ephesians 5:25). God wants so much great unity between the husband and the wife that the two become one. They should be one in purpose and mind.
For this reason, Christians should marry only other Christians.
In God’s eyes, no one person in a family is better than another. However, every member of the family has a different role. Husbands are to obey the Lord and then to know and love and lead their families. Wives are to respect and submit to their husbands. The children are to respect and obey both parents. Everyone in the family should put themselves under authority in one way or another. Even the husband, who is the highest authority in the family unit, must place himself under God, Who is the ultimate highest Authority.