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Dealing with Family Stress

Self Improvement | Posted by admin
May 06 2013

Dealing with Family Stress – Biblical Approach

By Albertus S.

There is not any single family without problems, and the unsolved problems can cause family stress.
Most of problems are the ones that couples have never expected before, ranging from financial aspect, sickness, education for children, prodigal sons, disagreeable habits and character of the partner that are disclosed after getting married, etc, etc.
These all things would result in unhappiness in the family.

It’s natural that people are trying everything to make them happy with their life, and think that marriage is a means to get happy. This concept is totally wrong. However, getting married and having a family is absolutely a good thing as it complies with what God says in the Bible in Genesis 2 chapter 18: “Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him”.

Now, why then have there been many people who have family stress and they are not happy with their marriage? The answer is because men have no good relationship with God. They try to solve their problem in the marriage by relying on their own strength and not the power from God.

God loves man who is virtually His creation. He sent His Son to the earth to become a man called Jesus Christ about 2000 years ago, who taught all the people that Father in heaven really loves them, and wants them to worship Him and thus be blessed through obeying His commands.

We now come to the point of the blessed family. The blessed family will have eternal happiness coming from God despite any problems the family has.

How do you get your family blessed by God? There is only on way: accept God through Jesus Christ in your life and obey His commands.
This is in line with what God has said in Psalm 128 chapter 1: “BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who fears, reveres, and worships the Lord, who walks in His ways and lives according to His commandments”, and the blessing will be like what is said in chapter 2: “For you shall eat [the fruit] of the labor of your hands; happy (blessed, fortunate, enviable) shall you be, and it shall be well with you”, and chapter 3: ”Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of your house; your children shall be like olive plants round about your table”.

So that the happiness and joy should not actually be something that a couple struggles for in the family but they are the results of the husband and wife obeying God’s commandments and thereby being blessed with eternal happiness and joy.  Couple should ask for God’s help in dealing with family stress.
With the blessing from God, your will receive the right solution to your problem that probably you have never thought of.
Problems are certainly still there, but with the help from God there will be always a way out.

This formula will absolutely apply for all aspects of life, not only in the marriage and family.

I hope this short article will give you a new inspiration and a new hope for a better marriage life. Get rid off the family stress by the help of God, and turn it into happiness.

May God bless you. Amen

Related article you ought to read:
How Not to Worry in God’s Promise

Family Stress Management Tips

Stress Management | Posted by admin
Feb 15 2012

Family Stress Management Options

By Albertus Sargent

Family Stress Management

Family Stress Needs an Outlet

It’s become more and more common for families to be living and functioning under a great deal of stress. Of course, this fact is the root of many a divorce, but still, many families don’t even know that they’re living in this state, and the thought of family stress management is far away from the minds of most.

Many families simply become used to daily bickering, stress, and self-medication. They often live in a mindset of isolation, and feel helpless to change anything. Considering avenues for family stress management can literally save lives, as few even realize the pressure they’re living under. It’s pressure that none were made to bear day in and day out.

Family stress management can take on many forms. It starts, simply enough with the parents deciding that their life has to change. They must realize that no good will come from living day to day this way, and they’ve got to learn how to get this under control, to find a way to manage the stress of the family.

Some will start with household meetings. Taking the time to put everything out on the table can certainly begin the process of family stress management. Give the entire family an avenue to genuinely vent, and feel safe letting it all out. You won’t be able to answer one another honestly until you know where everyone is at.
One of the most common stressors experienced by a couple is the unharmonious sexual relationship, for instance wife is never sexually satisfied due to inability of the husband to last longer in bed.
If this is the issue then it is actually a lot simpler to be dealt with. The key success for finding solution is openness, mutual respect and good will to seek medication.

In general, talk any problems all the way through. Don’t give up. A serious key to family stress management is actually finding answers. The whole family, starting with Mom and Dad must be willing to do whatever it takes to move forward and leave the stress behind. Often, some of the answers to managing the stress of the family will cut into financial comforts and require lifestyle changes. If your family truly wants change, it all has to be looked at.

Another avenue to family stress management is to get outside help to hear you, guide you, and teach you new ways of living and dealing with stress. Though it can be embarrassing to put all of your dirt out there to someone outside of the situation, it can be truly liberating as well. Find trusted friends, relatives, a church, even a professional counselor to help out.

Some of the fun of family stress management can simply be to do really fun things, together, as a family. Have stress relief exercise together. Play hard at the park. Take up a sport. Go hiking. Because the truth is, sometimes life is just flat out stressful. There’s not really anyway around it. Each member of your family needs to find their outlet to healthily channel their frustration. This aspect of family stress management can often bring your family much closer together, and unleash a world of creativity and new found fun.

One thing to keep in front of you in considering all of these options is not to dread this, but embrace it. The whole goal of family stress management is a better quality of life for you and yours. Keep that in mind and you’ll do well.