How to build healthy relationships with family

Growing a Healthy Family

“The first characteristic of a healthy family is to have an attitude of service.” Author, speaker, pastor, and counselor, Dr. Gary Chapman, shares about his newest book, 5 Traits of a Healthy Family. He gives wise counsel from his years of experience and his lessons from the Lord. As Jesus emptied Himself and became human to serve and save us, we too should display this same service to our spouse and children. Listen in to hear Dr. Chapman give us ideas on how to do just that.

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How to serve my husband better. Scriptures

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. John 13:13-16 ESV

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, as He already existed in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and being born in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8 NASB

For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Ephesians 5:23-24 ESV

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 ESV


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How to parent according to the bibleGary Chapman, Ph.D.—author, speaker, pastor, and counselor—has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. Chapman is a well-known marriage counselor and director of marriage seminars. The 5 Love Languages® is one of Chapman’s most popular titles, selling over twenty million copies and has been on the New York Times best-sellers list continuously since 2007. Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling for more than 30 years, and his syndicated radio programs air nationally on Moody Radio Network and over 400 affiliate stations. For more information visit


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