Early in my marriage, I really had little idea just how much I influenced my home and family. I was so focused on trying to control everything and everyone.
I had my routines and organizational systems in place that everyone was expected to follow. These things were only superficial ways that I was trying to control my home, but it did little to help me create the type of atmosphere in my home I really wanted.
My heart desired a God-centered home where there was love and peace. Yet, my fussing because the house wasn’t neat and my nagging that they didn’t get things done by my time table was getting in the way for what I really wanted. My husband and sons deserved more. Actually, so did I. I wanted to live free of feeling that I needed to control every little thing in my home in order to be happy. I wasn’t happy. I was exhausted, and, at times, just not fun to be around.
Going to God, I prayed to learn a new way to build my home. I needed God to show me how to build a home that honored Him in everything, which included my words, my attitude and my heart.
According to Webster dictionary, atmosphere is the surrounding influence or environment. The atmosphere of our home influences the relationships we develop with our spouse and with our children. If we, as wives and/or mothers, create an environment of contention, strife, and discord, then our relationships are negatively impacted. If we seek to develop healthy, thriving, Godly relationships, then how we steward our home environment is vital.
Today, I discuss how I include three steps to set the atmosphere in my home to cultivate love and peace. Take a look below.
How do you set the atmosphere in your home?
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