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What makes a strong family?  A strong family is one that possesses good family values, while every family member builds up and sustains each other. A strong family unit creates a safe, positive, and supportive place for all members to succeed. They are able to utilize resources and to live together in a healthy atmosphere. The adults in a strong family set the tone. They are....
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When we have children we really have high expectations for them; we visualize what they will be, how much education they will get, even the type of friends they will have. This is because we are looking for them to be in a better position than we were in at their age. As parents, we truly want the best for our children, thus that they will not have a sob story about how they grew up.
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There are some men in this world who believe they are fair, good, or great fathers because they provide food and clothing for their children. The truth to the matter is most men do not have a clue to what being a father really is. Children look for so much in a father figure. I will start with Integrity the quality or state of being complete or undivided, the bible states that.........
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There was song made famous by a singer called Luther Vandross, titled “A House is not a Home.” Now in this song he mentioned a few things that did not make his house a home and one was “If there is no one there to hold you tight.” his also said “If there is no one there you can kiss goodnight.” There was one more thing I can remember him saying and that was “A room is still a room, even when.........
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A successful marriage is not happenstance. It requires serious commitment and hard work. Most marriages start on a high note. The emotion of the wedding day, the physical high of a loving, willing and regular sex partner and the comfort of someone at home who cares for you. Then life happens, the world pushes in on the dream.
Reality has a way of waking us up and quite often, abruptly.....
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/carl and Yolanda Bennet answer your marriage questions"If you are caught in a cycle of disagreement regarding discipline, sit down and talk it over with your spouse. Once children know which parent will be the one who disciplines, they will be sure to run to the other parent in an attempt to work one against the other. An important point to remember is that regardless of which parent has delivered the discipline, the other parent should not speak out against that in front of the child. For discipline to be effective, unity is imperative. Showing unity in your decision will be the best way to limit any interference by the other parent and will let your children know who has the final say regarding discipline.

Make sure discipline is always the result of wanting what is best for your child. Discipline is not just punishment. Discipline is about changing behavior to conform to standards or expectations. Talk to your children about what you expect of them; you might be surprised to find that your children really do want to know what their boundaries are.
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/carl and Yolanda Bennet answer your marriage questions"You can encourage your husband to spend time with his children by reminding him that they need him more than they need the things he can buy them. When a man spends a lot of time away from his children, he may begin to feel disconnected from them and believe he doesn’t have anything in common with them. Children look up to their fathers as role models, and mentors. They desperately want to believe that someone has their best interests at heart and no matter what else happens around them, they will always have a safe relationship and that they can depend on their family. When your husband feels valued and needed, he will be more likely to invest his time with you and your children."
Weddings are beautiful ceremonies that take place for the purpose of family and friends to enjoy one of the most important events of your life. If you think back everything before that day was great. Both of you know the right things to say to one another and the right way to look at one another. Now you are looking at each at the alter, not only are family and friends listening but God's ears are...
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From the beginning of marriage, men and women have had the opportunity to make a difference in lives of others. Contrary to what people believe, they can make a difference in many ways. Many of you have been told that you as an individual have blessed someone just by the way you represent yourself. Now just imagine how you and your spouse can bless others by...
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