A Happy Home


When an automobile engine has a spark plug that won’t work, the car doesn’t run very well. And when someone in a family doesn’t do his part, the family doesn’t function very well either.

Martin Luther’s daring declarations, which he fastened to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, promoted a freedom in men’s thinking that sparked the Reformation and dramatically changed the course of religious history. You, too, can start a reformation, or a change in your behavior and thinking, by doing the things on this list and by adding to it specific things that you plan to do to make your home a happier place in which to live.

  1. 1.

    I will try more often to think of the needs of other members of my family.

  2. 2.

    I will take care of my responsibilities without being reminded.

  3. 3.

    I will be honest in my thinking and in my behavior.

  4. 4.

    I will do an act of kindness each day without seeking a reward or recognition.

  5. 5.

    I will recognize that each member of my family is important and appreciate him for his individual talents.

  6. 6.

    I will pray more thoughtfully and not take my blessings of being together as a family for granted.

  7. 7.

    I will smile often and tell my family that I love and appreciate them.

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