The family has been under scrutiny especially during the twentieth century; and exploded momentum-wise into the twenty first century where society’s inclusivity not only found its way, but also attempt to some degree of success; alter God’s divine blueprint of the components of a family. According to the scriptures; the components consist of the following and in the same order: a father, a mother and children. For example, society or what I would like to call “world pattern,” now encourages young people to have children and live together before getting married.
The book addresses the roles of a man and a woman who are married to each other, further explains the role of a father and a mother should they decide to have children. The central message of the book is: When the children leave the house, they will take the home with them.
The man (husband), is the disciplinarian, while the woman (home maker), provides the three N’s; of Nourish Nurture and Nurse.
In this study, I have come to realise that God wired women differently from man. There are scriptural evidences to show that women have the same strength as man if not more. A narrative I believe should be prominent in our conversations. For too long we assumed and continue to say that women are weak; when they are frequently reminded as such; they begin to believe and become vulnerable when threatened during domestic violent episodes.
What is amazing, and also makes me an admirer and an advocate of women’s strength, is the amount of pain they withstand, during the assault, then deny it took place.
The only way to at least minimise violence in the home; and provide a healthy and happy atmosphere for children to grow, is for God to build the house.
Psalm 127:1 King James Version (KJV)
127 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.