God takes the family unit extremely serious so much so that he left many biblical instructions regarding the importance of families.
We have been, told in Exodus 20:12 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another if any man quarrels any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Psalm 127:3-5
3 Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Psalm 128:3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
1John 15:12-17 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
Let us pray, Almighty God you have taught us the importance of families and how we should treat each other. Father strengthen our heart, mind, body and soul to love each other and keep your commandments with our families. Let us not stray from your glory, I put my family under your protected wings and ask that you bless every family and let them know that you are with them every day and your guidance is all they need in the precious name of Jesus Amen