We've all heard it and most of us have experienced it - a
"I don't want to live with you and Anne. You have your lives and I would be in your way."
"I don't want to live with you and Anne. I want to be independent and you would be in my way."
"I don't want to live with you and Anne. The children are too noisy.""Well, we'll see you all later - we're off on another cruise!!"
"Yes, I have my grandson every morning, until 2. He's quite a handful. I'm so tired."My Dad is always fussing about my earplugs. What's it bothering him for? He can't hear it!"
"Why do I have to take out that trash? I didn't make it all!"
"How am I supposed to get it all done with a new baby every year? I'm sick and yucky feeling for 3 months and then I'm so tired."
"Well, you know how my Dad is...."
"Why don't they want little Buddy to be in soccer? He's a natural!!""Why don't they want little Suzy to be in soccer? She's a natural!!"
On and on it goes. Whether it's one person relating to another within the 'nuclear' family or across the spectrum of the three and four generational picture, there is friction and stress on the horizon and it can be a challenge to know just how the fabric of the family is supposed to fit together - is it a frustrating puzzle or a lovely quilt?.
Christ Berean Church invites you to join us as we discuss the many facets of the family and search the Scriptures for answers.
Every family has at least two people in it and as it grows - at least two generations. With the Lord's blessing and with today's grandparents being so young and healthy, there are often three and four generations with glorious possibilities and opportunities for cooperation and support and love - or friction, factions and fall-out.
We'll discuss each generation, it's unique responsibilities and timely events. We'll search the Scriptures and then learn together about how it all can be pieced together for the glory of God.
We're talking Moms, Dads, Grandma, Grand Dad, the noisy children, the crying babies, the pregnant mothers, the young adults, the newly married, the parents who need care, and the relatives who need our time.
God made them all and they are us and we can cry out to God to teach us how it all is supposed to work together.
And what about being happy through it all?
Psalm 144. 15, says "Happy is that people , that is in such a case:...."
What case? We'll talk about it.
Psalm 146. 5 says "Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:..."
Is your hope in the Lord? We'll talk about that, too.
There are many, many references to being happy in the Scriptures - having a merry heart. Somewhere we seem to have gotten the idea that happiness is not part of the family picture. We think it is and we'll talk about it.
People of every age and every season of life are crying out for answers and we believe God has them. Join us as we learn together.
We'll be at Calathora Farms, October 5 and 6, 2012. Contact us if you are interested in attending - we'll get you all the details.
There will be a church meeting on the 7th - we'd love to have you join us.
We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium on the Fabric of the Family.