God's Words of Comfort


A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:

Family – Marriage – Parenting – Children – Mother – Father – Relationships

God created man in His own image. In God's image He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1:27-28 (WEB)
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12 (KJV)
So keep these words deep in your heart and in your soul, and have them fixed on your hand for a sign and marked on your brow; Teaching them to your children, and talking of them when you are at rest in your house or walking by the way, when you go to sleep and when you get up: Writing them on the pillars of your houses and over the doors of your towns: So that your days, and the days of your children, may be long in the land which the Lord by His oath to your fathers said He would give them, like the days of the eternal heavens. Deuteronomy 11:18-21 (BBE)
You are children of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 14:1 (NRSV)
Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth… And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:14-15 (NKJV)
My father and mother may abandon me, but the Lord will take care of me. Psalms 27:10 (GNT)

ImReadytoGoWe will not keep them secret from our children; we will make clear to the coming generation the praises of the Lord and His strength, and the great works of wonder which He has done… So that the generation to come might have knowledge of them, even the children of the future, who would give word of them to their children; So that they might put their hope in God, and not let God's works go out of their minds, but keep His Laws. Psalms 78:4, 6-7 (BBE)
Like a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. For He knows how we are made. He remembers that we are dust. Psalms 103:13-14 (HNV)
For those who honor the Lord, His love lasts forever, and His goodness endures for all generations of those who are true to His covenant and who faithfully obey His commands. Psalms 103:17-18 (GNT)
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord! Psalms 113:9 (NRSV)
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate. Psalms 127:3-5 (NKJV)
Be happy with the wife you married when you were young. She gives you joy, as your fountain gives you water. She is as lovely and graceful as a deer. Let her love always make you happy; let her love always hold you captive. Proverbs 5:18-19 (NCV™)
Son, do what your father tells you and never forget what your mother taught you. Keep their words with you always, locked in your heart. Their teaching will lead you when you travel, protect you at night, and advise you during the day. Their instructions are a shining light; their correction can teach you how to live. Proverbs 6:20-23 (GNT)
New Zealand Glacier ExplorerA wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Proverbs 10:1 (BBE)
Those who bring trouble on their families will have nothing at the end. Foolish people will always be servants to the wise. Proverbs 11:29 (GNT)
A good wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. Proverbs 12:4 (NRSV)
A wise son listens to his father's instruction, But a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke. Proverbs 13:1 (WEB)
If you refuse to discipline your children, it proves you don't love them; if you love your children, you will be prompt to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24 (NLT)
A wise woman strengthens her family, but a foolish woman destroys hers by what she does. Proverbs 14:1 (NCV™)
Better to eat a dry crust of bread with peace of mind than have a banquet in a house full of trouble. Proverbs 17:1 (GNT)
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their parents. Proverbs 17:6 (NRSV)
He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy. Proverbs 17:21 (HNV)
A rebellious son is a grief to his father and a bitter blow to his mother. Proverbs 17:25 (TLB)
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22 (NKJV)
There are "friends" who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 (NLT)
StAndrewsPicnicDiscipline your children while they are young enough to learn. If you don't, you are helping them destroy themselves. Proverbs 19:18 (GNT)
Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, But who can find a faithful man? Proverbs 20:6 (WEB)
Children are fortunate if they have a father who is honest and does what is right. Proverbs 20:7 (GNT)
Even children make themselves known by their acts, by whether what they do is pure and right. Proverbs 20:11 (NRSV)
Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman… Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman. Proverbs 21:9, 19 (NKJV)
Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray. Proverbs 22:6 (NRSV)
Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth; the rod of discipline will drive it away from him. Proverbs 22:15 (HCSB)
Don't fail to correct your children. They won't die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death. Proverbs 23:13-14 (NLT)
My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad. My inmost being will exult when your lips speak what is right. Proverbs 23:15-16 (ESV)
The father of the upright man will be glad, and he who has a wise child will have joy because of him. Let your father and your mother be glad, let her who gave you birth have joy. Proverbs 23:24-25 (BBE)
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one's right hand. Proverbs 27:15-16 (ESV)
A spanking and a warning produce wisdom, but an undisciplined child disgraces his mother. Proverbs 29:15 (GOD’S WORD®)
Discipline your children and you can always be proud of them. They will never give you reason to be ashamed. Proverbs 29:17 (GNT)
Wyoming River[Selected verses from Ode to a Capable Wife, Proverbs 31:10-31:]
Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies… Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom. Instruction of faithfulness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, And doesn't eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her: "Many women do noble things, But you excel them all." Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; Let her works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:10, 25-31 (WEB)
Therefore, it is better for two to be together, than for one to be alone. For they have the advantage of their companionship. If one falls, he shall be supported by the other. Woe to one who is alone. For when he falls, he has no one to lift him up. And if two are sleeping, they warm one another. How can one person alone be warmed? Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 (CPDV)
He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31 (NRSV)
"Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to take pity on the child of her womb? But even if she would forget, still I shall never forget you." Isaiah 49:15 (CPDV)
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the prosperity of your children. Isaiah 54:13 (NRSV)
Didn't God make you one body and spirit with her? What was His purpose in this? It was that you should have children who are truly God's people. So make sure that none of you breaks his promise to his wife.
     "I hate divorce,"
says the Lord God of Israel. "I hate it when one of you does such a cruel thing to his wife. Make sure that you do not break your promise to be faithful to your wife." Malachi 2:15-16 (GNT)

Stained Glass Let the Children Come"What man is there among you, who if his son shall ask him for bread will offer him a stone? Or if the son shall ask him for a fish will offer him a snake? If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" Matthew 7:9-11 (WNT)
"Any one who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and any one who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me, and any one who does not take up his cross and follow where I lead is not worthy of Me." Matthew 10:37-38 (WNT)
Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25 (KJV)
"Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea." Matthew 18:5-6 (NKJV)
"See that you don't despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in Heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in Heaven. For the Son of Man came to save that which was lost." Matthew 18:10-11 (WEB)
Pharisees came to Him, testing Him, and saying, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?"  
     He answered,
"Haven't you read that He who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife; and the two will become one flesh?' So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don't let man tear apart." Matthew 19:3-6 (WEB)
Then the leaders of the priests and the scribes became indignant, seeing the miracles that He wrought, and the children crying out in the temple, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!"
     And they said to Him, "Do you hear what these ones are saying?"
     But Jesus said to them,
"Certainly. Have you never read: 'For out of the mouth of babes and infants, you have perfected praise?'" Matthew 21:15-16 (CPDV)
"Call no man your father upon the earth: for One is your Father, which is in Heaven." Matthew 23:9 (KJV)
Now a crowd was sitting round Him; so they tell Him, "Your mother and Your brothers and sisters are outside, inquiring for You."
     "Who are My mother and My brothers?" He replied. And, fixing His eyes on the people who were sitting round Him in a circle, He said, "Here are My mother and My brothers. For wherever there is one who has been obedient to God, there is My brother--My sister--and My mother." Mark 3:32-35 (WNT)
"Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults - unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don't condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you'll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you'll find life given back, but not merely given back - given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity." Luke 6:37-38 (The Message)
"My mother and My brothers," He replied, "are these who hear God's Message and obey it." Luke 8:21 (WNT)
Snap BrimOn one occasion people also brought with them their infants, for Him to touch them; but the disciples, noticing this, proceeded to find fault with them.
     Jesus however called the infants to Him.
"Let the little children come to Me," He said; "do not hinder them; for it is to those who are childlike that the Kingdom of God belongs. I tell you in solemn truth that, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will certainly not enter it." Luke 18:15-17 (WNT)
"When a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world." John 16:21 (NRSV)
Those who are led by God's Spirit are God's children… Since we are His children, we will possess the blessings He keeps for His people, and we will also possess with Christ what God has kept for Him; for if we share Christ's suffering, we will also share His glory. Romans 8:14, 17 (GNT)
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:9-10 (NRSV)
Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 1 Corinthians 7:2-5 (NKJV)
Now for those who are not married and for the widows I say this: It is good for them to stay unmarried as I am. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry. It is better to marry than to burn with sexual desire.
     Now I give this command for the married people. (The command is not from me; it is from the Lord.) A wife should not leave her husband. But if she does leave, she must not marry again, or she should make up with her husband. Also the husband should not divorce his wife.
     For all the others I say this (I am saying this, not the Lord): If a Christian man has a wife who is not a believer, and she is happy to live with him, he must not divorce her. And if a Christian woman has a husband who is not a believer, and he is happy to live with her, she must not divorce him. The husband who is not a believer is made holy through his believing wife. And the wife who is not a believer is made holy through her believing husband. If this were not true, your children would not be clean, but now your children are holy.
     But if those who are not believers decide to leave, let them leave. When this happens, the Christian man or woman is free. But God called us to live in peace. Wife, you don't know; maybe you will save your husband. And husband, you don't know; maybe you will save your wife. 1 Corinthians 7:8-16 (NCV™)

Knacker and GPopsA married woman is not free as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, then she is free to be married to any man she wishes, but only if he is a Christian. 1 Corinthians 7:39 (GNT)
When I was a child, I talked like a child, felt like a child, reasoned like a child: when I became a man, I put from me childish ways. 1 Corinthians 13:11 (WNT)
Stop forming inappropriate relationships with unbelievers. Can right and wrong be partners? Can light have anything in common with darkness? Can Christ agree with the devil? Can a believer share life with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (GOD’S WORD®)
Therefore, "Come out from among them [unbelievers] and separate yourselves," says the Lord, "and touch nothing impure; and I will receive you, and will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters," says the Lord the Ruler of all. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 (WNT)
But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law that says these things are wrong. Galatians 5:22-23 (NCV™)
Follow God's example in everything you do just as a much loved child imitates his father. Be full of love for others, following the example of Christ who loved you and gave Himself to God as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, for Christ's love for you was like sweet perfume to Him. Ephesians 5:1-2 (TLB)
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, His body, and is Himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Ephesians 5:21-24 (ESV)

Married men, love your wives, as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself up to death for her… So too married men ought to love their wives as much as they love themselves. He who loves his wife loves himself. Ephesians 5:25, 28 (WNT)
NN Fall Colors 2The Scripture says, "So a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one body." That secret is very important -- I am talking about Christ and the Church. But each one of you must love his wife as he loves himself, and a wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:31-33 (NCV™)
Children, be obedient to your parents as a Christian duty, for it is a duty. "Honor your father and your mother"--this is the first Commandment which has a promise added to it--"so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth." And you, fathers, do not irritate your children, but bring them up tenderly with true Christian training and advice. Ephesians 6:1-4 (WNT)
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:12-15 (RSV)
Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and don't be bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:18-20 (WEB)
Give these commands as well, so that they may be above reproach. And whoever does not provide for relatives, and especially for family members, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:7-8 (NRSV)
Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need. Hebrews 4:16 (WNT)
Endure your discipline. God corrects you as a father corrects his children. All children are disciplined by their fathers. If you aren't disciplined like the other children, you aren't part of the family. On earth we have fathers who disciplined us, and we respect them. Shouldn't we place ourselves under the authority of God, the Father of spirits, so that we will live? Hebrews 12:7-9 (GOD’S WORD®)
Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery. Stay away from the love Virginia river in Floodof money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never forsake you." That is why we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" Hebrews 13:4-6 (NLT)
In the same way you wives must submit yourselves to your husbands, so that if any of them do not believe God's Word, your conduct will win them over to believe. It will not be necessary for you to say a word, because they will see how pure and reverent your conduct is… In the same way you husbands must live with your wives with the proper understanding that they are more delicate than you. Treat them with respect, because they also will receive, together with you, God's gift of life. Do this so that nothing will interfere with your prayers. To conclude: you must all have the same attitude and the same feelings; love one another, and be kind and humble with one another. Do not pay back evil with evil or cursing with cursing; instead, pay back with a blessing, because a blessing is what God promised to give you when He called you. 1 Peter 3:1-2, 7-9 (GNT)
But whoever obeys His Word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in Him. 1 John 2:5 (NRSV)
Consider this: The Father has given us His love. He loves us so much that we are actually called God's dear children. And that's what we are. For this reason the world doesn't recognize us, and it didn't recognize Him either. Dear friends, now we are God's children. What we will be isn't completely clear yet. We do know that when Christ appears we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is. So all people who have this confidence in Christ keep themselves pure, as Christ is pure. 1 John 3:1-3 (GOD’S WORD®)
If someone says, "I love God," but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don't love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we have not seen? And God Himself has commanded that we must love not only Him but our Christian brothers and sisters, too. 1 John 4:20-21 (NLT)
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living in obedience to the truth. 3 John 4 (WNT)
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