Kids are messy, work can be wearisome, your spouse can be hard to get along with, much less dealing with all of the dysfunctions that come with any family life. Raising a family can be a challenge, but what if I were to tell you that God wants to use your family unit as a classroom for God’s Character traits? As we care for our aging parents, we learn to serve as He served us in the person of Jesus Christ. As we raise our children, we learn to love as He loves us as His own children. As we carry out our marriage vows, we learn to sacrifice self as He sacrificed Himself for our sins. As we stand by our brothers and sisters in trials, we learn to care for their needs as our Father cares for us. So because of Romans 3:23 we will inevitably wound one another or let one another down in some way. But in our family, we can hold each other accountable and walk through forgiveness and repentance. No matter what our family situation, God can use it to teach us more about who He is and to help us rely on Him.
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.