The Family Room
The family Room is a section of the FAM Fellowship website providing FAM Fellowship members an interactive, safe and private environment in which to express and share encouragement and issues of concern and interest when dealing with separation and divorce, and standing for marriage restoration. But it is NOT a sounding board for bashing our spouses, and any posts failing to respect that principle are deleted or edited. Our goal for this section of the site is to share common experiences and encouragement, so we can lift each other up in prayer and encourage and support each other as we walk through this trial together. While it is a place to share burdens, it is not a place to hold pity parties, because that certainly does not glorify and give appropriate honor to our Lord and Savior, with whom we know ALL things are possible.
So everyone is expected to keep Ephesians 5:33 in mind when considering a post or response, which says However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. And before posting responses or initiating discussion in this section of the website, members are also asked to remember 1 Peter 3:1-4 and 7-12, which say Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
…Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” And we never want to forget 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, which says that Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” Keeping these things in mind will assure that The Family Room is used for the blessing, support and encouragement intended.
You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. Titus 2:1-8
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All Bible verses are from the New International Version 1984 unless otherwise indicated.