No place like home

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Think a minute…It’s true, “There’s no place like home.” In fact, our whole identity, who we are and how we see ourselves, and others, mainly comes from our family. They say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

The kind of life we live is largely influenced by our family. From the time we’re born it’s our family’s example we naturally follow. Home is where we learn about love, life, and laughter. As someone said: “Happiness is home-made.” It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, because a small house will hold as much happiness as a big mansion.

But sadly, many homes are not loving and happy. As one sad guy said:  “The first half of my life was ruined by my parents, and the second half by my children.”  A best-selling book entitled, It Takes A Village, says that raising children is the job of the community.

But the reason some people expect the government and community to raise their children is because their marriage and family has broken down. Millions of families are destroyed by divorce, adultery, greed for money, selfish parents who put themselves first before their own children, domestic violence, alcoholism, teenage pregnancies, drugs, and many other things.

The simple fact is there is no substitute for the family. A child’s need for security, love, and acceptance from both parents will never change. God designed us all to grow up in a family with both a father and a mother who love each other and us without conditions, and who teach us right and wrong. This is the way our character is shaped and built so we become healthy, happy and successful.

But if you’re one of the millions who did not grow up in a happy, loving family, you can join a new family today by asking Jesus Christ to forgive you and take charge of your life.

Jesus wants to make you a member of His family, where He’ll always love, forgive and accept you. He’ll also start healing your past hurts from your childhood and help you to forgive those who hurt you. Jesus is the one who can help you reach your potential to enjoy the success and happiness your heavenly Father wants to give you. Just Think a Minute…

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