Thoughtful Thursday: Home rules

If every house had rules (guidelines) like this, can imagine what our modern society would be like?

A happier world.

A more caring world.

A kinder world.

A more gentler world.

Children who were not as spoilt and far more grateful

Teachers would be able to teach, police would have a much easier job, our prisons wouldn't be full of criminals, our roads would be safer. 

Of course, it wouldn't be perfect, but it would be far better compared to what we have now. 

We need to keep moulding our children (even when they are all grown up) even if the world seems to have given up. 



  1. Jo I disagree with your last paragraph.
    We need to mould our children while they are young. As they come closer to adulthood our role should change from moulding them to guiding them. If we still need to mould them as adults I believe we have failed in our role and failed to do what is Biblically right by them. No where does the Bible tell us as parents to mould our children when they are adults.
    None of this means that as parents we give up on our children, but our children do have to make choices as adults which have consequences, which as parents we stand by and watch , and at times pray much harder.
    Have a great day.

    1. As a mother of 2 adult children, I have found one of mine only needs the occasional guidances, the other one needs much more direction and assistances and I think most parents would find this too. Whilst the bible doesn’t tell us to continue to mould our children, it doesn’t tell us not to. Yes, adult children need to understand consequences, but there are occasions where they need their parents to help them through very difficult situations and to avoid major problems from occurring.

      And we all hope that by the time our children reach adult hood they have turned out perfectly - and you say, if they don’t you have failed as parents. No, no child turns out perfect and many will trip and fall many times as adults (we all do) and it isn’t our parents fault. Parents should be there to pick them up and help/care/love/pray and I don’t believe in standing by and watching.

  2. I love those house rules! I think my parents did a pretty good job when raising me. Most of those rules applied...

    How true that the world would be a better place if every home lived by these rules.


    1. These aren't just for children, we could all be better people by living by these biblical rules:))

      Have a lovely day and rest of week.

  3. I agree! Our world would be a much better place if we all had these rules to live by! Very well put!

    I hope you have a great day!


    1. It would be an easier place to live but that doesn't even seem to motivate people to change!! Strange bunch we are.

      Thankyou - you too have a great day.

  4. Those are good rules - in fact, they are the best rules because they come from the Word of God! :)
    I don't have adult children yet, but I do believe we can definitely play a positive role in their lives even when they're grown - we are older than them and God definitely shows us in the Scriptures that those who are older have wisdom to share with those that are younger. And if we have raised our children properly while they are young, they won't reject the wisdom of those who are older, but will be willing to listen and use good wisdom and counsel - otherwise, what is the use of the Titus 2 advice to older women (for example)??

    1. I think parents continue to influence their children right into adulthood and beyond - especially when it looks like the adult-child is floundering and finding life tricky. And as you say, if they have been brought up well, they will be willing to listen and learn. Older women have a responsibility to teach the younger women (as you point out in your comment) and teach is far more than just guide or even mould - it means something more long term and important. And the bible doesn’t make any differences between one’s own daughter or other young females.

  5. Wonderful house rules! They are things we try to live by anyway, but I love having them in a list as "house rules". Good to keep before us on a daily basis. Thank you. :)

    1. I agree - a great reminder of how to live and they aren't that hard :))

  6. That would make a great poster in any house. As parents it is our job to raise our children to be respectful, God fearing and caring children, then adults. Imagine a society that only consisted of them. Wow a people who cared about others and not self. Thanks for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. Maybe you could provide that list as a printable. Blessings

    1. What a great idea, I might just do that !


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