1 JEHOVAH CREATED THE FAMILY
“For this reason I bend my knees to the Father, to whom every family in heaven and on earth owes its name.”—Ephesians 3:14, 15
How can your family be happy?
Jehovah created the first family.
Ephesians 5:1, 2
The key to happy family life is imitating Jehovah and Jesus.
2 HOW TO BE A GOOD HUSBAND OR WIFE
“Each one of you must love his wife . . . The wife should have deep respect for her husband.”—Ephesians 5:33
How should a husband and wife treat each other?
A husband is responsible for the family. He should love his wife, and she should support the decisions he makes.
Colossians 3:19; 1 Peter 3:4
They need to be kind and considerate to each other.
1 Peter 3:1, 2, 7
A husband and wife should honor and respect each other.
1 Timothy 5:8; Titus 2:4, 5
A husband should provide for his family. A wife should take good care of her household.
3 HOW TO BE A GOOD PARENT
“Do not be irritating your children, but go on bringing them up in the discipline and admonition of Jehovah.”—Ephesians 6:4
What responsibility do parents have?
Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 22:6
You need to take the time to teach your children about Jehovah. Starting when they are very young, patiently help each one to become Jehovah’s friend.
1 Peter 5:8
Teach your children how they can avoid sexual abuse and other dangers.
Jeremiah 30:11; Hebrews 12:9-11
You need to discipline your children but never in anger or with cruelty.
4 WHAT GOD EXPECTS FROM CHILDREN
“Children, be obedient to your parents.”—Ephesians 6:1
Children, why should you be obedient to your parents?
Proverbs 23:22-25; Colossians 3:20
Your obedience will make Jehovah and your parents happy.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Find friends who love Jehovah. Then it will be easier for you to do what is right.