A strong family life makes better Soldiers

| August 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Maintaining a loving family takes work

Chaplain (Capt.) Josh Llano, 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

The 15th verse of Joshua 24 states, “And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
After one’s relationship with God, the family relationship is the number one priority.
The family is the spring of self-worth, love, satisfaction and meaning. God and his chaplains bless families.
God joins the husband and wife. Their children are the harvest of that love. God created the family and meant it to enclose the strongest relationships.
To nurture a strong family life, we need to encourage strong commitments, which will create a sense of security and love. Spouses should never need to doubt one another’s commitment and care for the other.
For Christians, the family should be as it was for Joshua, a place where family members learn about, speak about and serve the Lord.
Out of such commitment and security will come family members who feel appreciated. They will feel that, if they were to leave the family, they would be missed and no one could take their place.
Communicating love and respect will uphold that sense of appreciation and security.
Family members can communicate their commitment, love and respect through words of appreciation and by spending quantity time with one another. We must take some time and spend it with the family in order to promote better Soldiers.
Families who promote this kind of atmosphere are very blessed, indeed, during the business of military life.
Have you spent time with your family today?

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