We all have family. The sad thing is, not everyone can say they enjoy a great family relationship. Success in life begins with successful relationships in the family. Aside from our personal relationship with God, the next closest relationships we should have are with family—beginning with our spouses and children and then with parents and siblings. One of the most challenging areas in many people’s lives has to do with family relationships. They may be successful in their jobs, business, and even ministry. But at home, everything is falling apart. Why is this? It’s because there is no love, and there is no family companionship or fellowship or unity.
God expressed how important relationship is to Him by creating the marriage union, and then the family. Soon after He created Adam, He said, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion (Genesis 2:18, The Message). Later, God instructed Adam and Eve to “be fruitful and multiply,” to start a family. Relationship is important to God, and it should be to you and me as well. If you’re challenged with relationship issues in your home, especially where there have been disagreements or misunderstandings, begin to mend those relationships through good communication. Reach out and show love to those family members who have become distant. Let them know you love them no matter what your differences are. Be determined to be the peacemaker, so that you can build and develop good family relationships.