A home is a place where one lives, especially as a member of a family or household.
Home Management deals with the practical application of the principles of Management in the home.
Managing a home goes beyond cleaning, arranging furniture and meal preparations.
It embodies the direct responsibility of caring for the individuals living in the home.
In retrospect, this is the managing of the general (emotional, psychological and physical) welfare of our family members
Who is responsible for Managing the home?
Role of the Husband in the Bible -- Leader, Provider and Protector. 1Tim 3:5, 5:8, Col.3:19
Role of the woman in Bible - Home keeper/builder. Proverbs 31:28, Proverbs 21:19, Titus 2:3-5
Home Management is a divine assignment given to the woman by God.
According to Genesis 2, God created the woman to help and support the man. The man does the job of providing, while the woman manages those provisions.
Results of a well-managed home
A well-managed home will produce…
A cheerful household, well-mannered children
Understanding among the family members
A visibly strong sense of unity
Personal hygiene can be said to mean the principles of maintaining cleanliness and grooming of the external body
It’s difficult to love someone who doesn’t love himself/herself.
Do not feel bad about letting your spouse know about their poor hygiene practices
Do not feel bad when you are told about your poor hygiene practices
Poor hygiene issues that may affect building a relationship
Unpleasant body odors
Poor condition of your
Ladies please treat your dandruff's!!! Underarm hairs are a No No! Smell nice.
Guys, shave that underarm. Invest on deodorants!!!!
Dealing with extended family members
This is a family which extends beyond the nuclear family to include grandparents and other relatives.
Often includes parents and siblings of the married couple, grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins etc.
How should we handle them and their demands from us?
Extended family contd.
Everyone in some way is an extended family member.
We are uncles, aunties, cousins, in-laws, brothers and sisters.
How would you rather be treated/handled?
There is a biblical order of priority for families
Biblical order of priorities for families
1Timothy 5:8, But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.
If you are married, your spouse comes next.
Children are next in line.
This is evident in Ephesians 6:1-4, where Apostle Paul admonishes parents alongside their children.
Then the rest family members, starting with parents.
Dealing with troublesome extended family members
Ephesians 4:32, “be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you”.
Roman 12: 17 and 18 tells us not to pay evil with evil, carefully considering what is right in the eyes of everybody. Live at peace with all men as long as it depends on us.
Treat others how you wish to be treated!
Dealing with family and career.
Smallest of changes can produce the strongest of impacts. Do something that shows you care.
Get your priorities right!
Personally, I believe family comes first
Learn to say no to some work and home issues. Think about your sanity.
Do not take home to work and do not bring work home.
Create time and have fun
Let your family know your whereabouts .
Apologize for any lost time, attempt a make
THE JOURNEY THROUGH MARRIAGE
GOD BLESS YOU!