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Obstacles to Family Worship: 4. Priorities

Obstacles to Family Worship: 4. Priorities

Obstacles to Family Worship: 4. Priorities

Obstacles to Family Worship

4. Priorities

Obstacles to Family Worship: 4. Priorities

We always have time for what we believe is most important. Unfortunately, the daily worship of God is not at the top many families lists. Sadly, other far more insignificant matters seem to occupy our days.

Families often claim to have no time for family worship, however, it is truly not an issue of time, but an issue of importance. What we view as most important does get done each day. Families must learn to reprioritize their day with family worship time as a top priority.

Truly, the argument could be made, that it is the most important task that could be accomplished each day. That said, it should not be #10 on the list of things that must get done, but #1.

Once family worship time has been established in the mindset of everyone as a “top priority” to accomplish each day, then it begins happening. Families begin to place it at the top of their “to do” list and it gets done.

What is more important than worshiping God? What is more important than teaching your children about God? Nothing!


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Obstacles to Family Worship: 3. Single-Parent Homes

Obstacles to Family Worship: 3. Single-Parent Homes

Obstacles to Family Worship: 3. Single-Parent Homes

Obstacles to Family Worship

3. Single-Parent Homes

Obstacles to Family Worship: 3. Single-Parent HomesIdeally, organizing family worship and implementing it would be the role of the father. However, a home with a mom and a dad present is becoming less common. This sad truth adds more stress on a family.

A single-parent home makes it more difficult for the one parent to get everyone ready for school, himself or herself ready for work, breakfast made, lunches packed, and still have time allotted for family worship. Without having family duties split between two parents, it is even more difficult to make a practice of family worship. 

Though family worship in a single-parent home is often more difficult to accomplish, this is still not a valid excuse to neglect the duty. Every effort should still be made to have family worship.

The same benefits are still to be gained from family worship in a single- or double-parent home. As with the obstacle of time management, it is vital for you to analyze your schedule and make family worship a priority for your family.

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Obstacles to Family Worship: 2. Time Management

Obstacles to Family Worship: 2. Time Management

Obstacles to Family Worship: 2. Time Management

Obstacles to Family Worship

2. Time Management

Obstacles to Family Worship: 2. Time Management

It is one thing to manage your time well when you are single or just married, but throw in a few kids and time seems to be like water in the hands. 

To make time for daily family worship, parents must be strategic with allotting a window of time to accomplish the task. This might mean waking everyone up 15 minutes earlier, which also means getting everyone to bed 15 minutes earlier, as well. 

It is best for parents to analyze the day in the life of their family and choose the most realistic time that they can do family worship, and then make it a daily habit. 

If family worship is not treated as mandatory, it becomes optional. And, in a busy family, the optional becomes completely dismissed.

Analyze your schedule today and make family worship a priority for your family.


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Obstacles to Family Worship: 1. Division of the Family Within Churches

Obstacles to Family Worship: 1. Division of the Family Within Churches

Obstacles to Family Worship: 1. Division of the Family Within Churches

Obstacles to Family Worship

1. Division of the Family Within Churches

Obstacles to Family Worship: 1. Division of the Family Within Churches

In the not so distant past, the “family pew” was the norm. The whole family would attend the same worship service and sit together. Worshipping God and learning about God was done together as a family.

In more recent centuries, churches have increasingly divided the family on Sundays. It is common for a family of 4 to be divided up into 4 different places on Sunday Mornings.  For example, the preschooler can’t be with the 1st grader, the 1st grader can’t be with the 6th grader, and the wife can’t go to her husband’s class, she needs a separate “women’s only” Bible study. 

Once the family is trained to be divided on Sundays to worship God, it is difficult to unify the family for worship on weekdays. Each one has grown accustomed to having the Bible taught to their specific style. 

Efforts should immediately be made to keep the family together for at least the main Worship Service on Sunday. Some churches are even trying to not divide at all on Sundays. Others are at least trying to unify Sunday school curriculum throughout the church. At least this way, if they are divided, they are still being taught the same Biblical subject matter.

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