If there’s a book that spans decade and written in a different century but still maintains its relevance in our own generation, it is “The Spirit Controlled Family,” by Tim and Beverly LaHaye. This book is a classic and it’s in the market space twenty something years after it was written.
I’ll basically be sharing some snippets from the book which should leave you hungry to get your own copy of the book.
The book has just 13 chapters, and a little over 250 pages. A small read, right?
The authors wrote about the keys to a happy marriage, the major problems in marriage, the role of the husband, the role of the wife, finance and the home amongst other things.
According to the book, the four principles to success in marriage are:
- You must be a Christian
- Seek Biblical instructions by regular Bible reading and study
- Be willing to do the will of God no matter what it is.
- You must be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Having listed the principles of a successful marriage for Christians, the authors went ahead to list the problems of marriage and how to solve it so it doesn’t destroy your marriage. It’s in the book.
Ah ha! They also mentioned something very important in marriage. MONEY! Someone said, “the love of money is the root of all evil, but the lack of it is the cause of many problems.” The authors made it clear that money is in God’s plan for the success and welfare of your home. Money should be a servant in the home and not a master or monster. They made a list of ways to cut down non excessive spending. Find it in the book.
There’s much to be said about the book. You just MUST read it.
Christ at the center makes the home godly and happy.