The Christian Family

"Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord...Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table." Psalm 128:1,3

'Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. ...And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:1,4

The subject of the Christian family, marriage and children, is vital to the spiritual life of the people of God and to the spiritual welfare of the church of Christ. God gathers His church in the generations of believers, sets His grace in families, and builds, in His wisdom, a believer's home. The Word of God addresses every aspect of the Christian family.

While this subject is a very practical one it is also important to understand its doctrinal foundation. How you view your home, family and marriage also shapes your understanding of your calling before God and walk in this aspect of life.

This section therefore seeks to address both doctrine and practice. It should be viewed in connection with the doctrines of the covenant of grace and the parallel section on marriage.


For a general introduction go to the booklet:

The following is a sermon from proverbs on the general principles of building a Christian home

The following address various aspects of the Christian family, role of husband and wife and the principles of Christian child rearing

Jesus also addressed this subject in some rather important ways

See also the sections on: