Our children and family as a whole should enter the home expecting it to be a place of peace. This peace is freely giving to us by our Heavingly Father.
In order to walk in this peace it has to be cultured into the home through the values, belief and intentionality of the individuals within this system. It starts with the spiritual leader of the home. The person and support tasked with teaching these beliefs and values. Parents must take and hold these expected standards seriously through consistent teaching until it becomes second nature to all that dwell within the home. The values also has to become apparent to those who frequent the residence like, help, Grandparents, Cousins, Aunts and Uncles to name a few. These are not to make anyone uncomfortable but just known expected conduct to those that interact in and throughout your home.
Culturing this peace clearly takes a grounding in identity for all with little to no variance in fundamental beliefs. The goal at minimum should be to have weekly meeting discussing these truths’ as they encounter outside influences. Outside influences can only be regulated by the security of self by the individuals as they leave the home on a day to day basis.
Some examples of the things that can be cultured:
- Calling or speaking to others outside their given names like: Stupid, curse words intended to degrade another.
- Profanity in the home.
- Speaking to others inside and outside the home in ways that are not peacable.
- Treating others with love, kindness and gentliness.
- Preferring words that uplift and build up another.
- Cleanliness geared towords efficiency and accessibility of work in the home.
- Holding Knowledge as a natural and higher choice over mind numbing consumption.
- Keeping Understanding as a “guest” in the home and within every conversation.
- Compassion superior to personal passions. “How can we serve otheres”.
- Creation as the foundation of work in and from the home.
Culturing peace clearly takes a level of intentionality that has to be agreeed apon by all and grown like a “laboratory culture” within pocket/segments. These positive aspects should be grown within the specific gifts and strengths of the individuals of the home, then shared and expanded through open discussions and praise.
Yes, this and all that surround it can be easier said than done but I have found them to be near impossible to achieve without God at the center. Hoping for all the success within your home and hopeful these words can serve as support. The home is a spot where love and peace should live as we come in to be renewed from the outside.
#Kidstrive to be taught how to culture peace within everyspace they enter.