Husbands and Wives: Having the Same Mind For Family

What brought you and your husband to having the same mind for family? Were there circumstances that brought you closer together?

We are still honestly learning all the things we need to do to live a holy, family-centered life. There are still some old habits that we are working on, but there were circumstances that occurred in our lives when we had to make the decision that nothing could interfere in our parenting and training these precious children up in the Scriptures.

My husband and I have always desired to train up children who would not conform to the world and its ways, nor grow up and lose their way, but children who would seek Yehovah wholeheartedly all of their lives. The problem was that we never knew how to achieve that. Add to the family mix the fact that we had no idea what a truly submissive to the Father, godly marriage looked like, and you have a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, Yehovah used many circumstances to draw us closer to him and his narrow path.

One thing that we would not expect to be a way to be drawn closer to him was having Believers scorn us for our choices to home school and not participate in worldly things caused us to see where our lives were going as Believers. When our daughter decided that she was no longer under our authority at age fifteen, we knew what we thought was the model Christian family was just not working.

Searching the Scriptures was all we could do. We learned, through Biblical family resources and the Scriptures that today’s churches do not truly understand Yehovah’s plan for the family. We have to get into the Scriptures to learn what he has for His people in families.

Having friends within your family of Believers forsake you in the manner they did us made us draw closer together, definitely. It was a hurt and a shock, but we knew we had our own family and the LORD, and we have grown in Him more since that time than we had many years before.

It has been a long road in the past 5 years since we broke from the traditional Christian Church to come home… longer than the time reflects. We have seen much more fruit, though, because of the path and our obedience to follow the Scriptures and Yehovah’s way, in spite of what others who say they are following the right path have said to and about us.

We have been blessed! We are still being blessed!! We are learning, studying, diligently seeking the narrow path that is the true way to Yehovah. I pray that my husband, whose heart has been turned to home more than ever before, will have more time to study, seek and spend time with us, learning and teaching all Yehovah has for us!

be blessed and may your family be at peace in him and his way~

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Mrs. Jacque Dixon and her husband, Matt, train their eight children up in the LORD home schooling on their small homestead in Indiana. They are the founders of Gleaning the Harvest, presenting widows and fatherless to the Body of Christ. She is owner and publisher of Training Sons to Be Men, and Training Daughters, Teaching Wives, where she is a regular columnist. You can also read encouraging home school articles and more about the Dixon family at Walking Therein.

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6 Responses

  1. excellent as usual. any advice on what to do if your spouse is not even remotely on the same page as you , as far as training children or seeking to live a holy life? he has no interest in doing either.
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    Jacque Dixon Reply:

    Pray and let him do or not do it. You have to do what you can, as you are led, without undermining him…. Ooooh that can be hard. We can do it, though, with the help of Yehovah. I know there are many times I have taken the control out of my husband’s hands, and it only makes him feel inadequate and as though he might as well let me do it. That helps nothing.
    Then, I have noticed that a lot of the trials are meant for him to see and feel and lead in. Yehovah knows his heart. He is able to do the work in it. We aren’t. We can only be there to be used as he sees fit in our husbands’ lives.

    Pray for wisdom and for him to have wisdom and a hunger for the ways of Yehovah.
    I am finding that all the answers are there. If we can trust and obey – if we WILL – then he can work more in our homes.

    May you be blessed and may his favour shine down on you and your husband. Be strong sister. Be strong in him and his plans for all of your family. :)

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  2. Sara says:

    Great Wisdom is in the Bible especially the Proverbs – both for living and for parenting.

    Thanks for sharing your journey. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 5 years – It seems sometimes that people have lived ‘God Fearing’ lives for much longer but then seeing it’s only been 5 years since your husband and your family turned against the world – seeking the kingdom of God first- It shows the Awesome Power of a Mighty God who only wants to bless his Children and enable them to be Glorious Lights to the world.

    :)
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    Jacque Dixon Reply:

    There IS great wisdom in the Proverbs. We are trying to get into the habit of reading a Proverbs a day with our children. I need to be better on that.
    We have been Believers for over 20 years, and have always home schooled, but Yehovah really started drawing us closer to him and a narrower path about 5 years ago.
    It was after we had had a lot of accusations and such made about us based on our trying to live in the Word.
    Since then, we have been drawn even closer. In the past two-three years, we have begun to forsake that ways that Christianity is intertwined with the world and it has taken even more of a toll on our friendships with Believers. BUT… it still DOES make our family so much closer and stronger. I believer there is a many-fold purpose in it all!!

    Blessings and thanks so much for the comments!

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  3. Michelle says:

    Hi Jacque,
    You have a beautiful site here.
    I wish my DH and I were united on HS.
    I tried to leave a comment on your recipe post, but couldn’t.
    I love the way you have it set up.
    Hope you don’t mind if I get some tips from it for my blog.
    Blessings,
    Michelle
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