Relationships can be difficult when people don’t flow in the Holy Spirit which is common for those that don’t even know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Even after we ask Jesus into our hearts to be saved, or born again according to John 3:3, our spirit was reborn but we did not get a new body nor a new mind. Romans 12 says we are to renew our mind to the Word of God which is a process. A baby Christian does not become an adult Christian over night so we have to be patient with people but not let them run us over.
Ephesians 6:12 says we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. This basically means people are not really our problem. The devil is our problem. So we need to take authority over all the works of the devil and case him off all our relationships in the mighty name of Jesus according to James 4:6-8 and 1 John 3:8.
Our old nature is selfishness. 1 Corinthians 13 says love is kind, patient, and has no selfishness it in. This is the God kind of love. If we don’t operate in the God kind of love we will judge people to tell them all their faults with harshness and sometimes not even see that we do some of the same things. These are called blind spots and everyone needs a close friend to help us reveal our blind spots.
Selfishness always wants our way. We need to say to the Lord, not my will but thy will be done. As we pray for family members our love example will win them to the Lord Jesus Christ.
For people that are in abusive relationships, tell them to separate locations for a time being until each party can get healed up to rejoin again together according to the will of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Keep praying every day for your spouse (or future spouse), family members, neighbors, friends and people you work with so all operate in the God kind of love. Bind the devil daily off you and your surroundings and loose the angels daily to bless all.
Remember to provide for your family as that is your first priority. Say “I LOVE YOU” to your spouse and children often. Honor your Father and Mother which is one of the 10 commandments. For children give them 10 praises for what they did right for every 1 sentence of correction. There is a book called “Raising Burning Hearts: Learn the Godly way to raise children so that they hear from God on their own and have an on-fire relationship with Jesus” (by Patricia Bootsma). This book can be found on https://www.amazon.com or Amazon in your country or other local book sellers to help you with your children.
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God bless you!