Christian Living: How To Create A Peaceful And Healthy Family Life

How To Create A Peaceful And Healthy Family Life

How can we create a peaceful and healthy family life?

I am sure you know that the number one reason we fail as a family is not our lack of budget or our unrealistic standards. Instead, we live in a world with more and more “stuff” coming at us every day.

From the moment we wake up until we fall asleep, we are bombarded with commercials, advertisements, and other forms of propaganda trying to get us to spend money on “stuff”.

One thing they are good at is manipulating our emotions. We need them, but they are making us emotionally dependent on all the material things we can buy.

And the only way to truly be happy is to be happy without them.

So, How Do We Set The Right Priorities In Life?

You need to set standards that are important to us and not things that are simply good for us. If you think about it, we don’t need anything to be happy and to be complete.

 You can easily be complete just by doing the important things in life and by living a simple life. But that doesn’t mean you should live a minimal life.

On the contrary, we need to set standards to help our family life become more peaceful and joyful.

Here are 18 ideas to create a peaceful and healthy family life.

1. Live For A purpose.

We are all here for a purpose. Some of us choose to take part in a community of like-minded people who have a common dream or purpose.

Some others are here to raise their children and then teach them to be productive members of the community.

The truth is, we are all here to do things that matter. And you will be more fulfilled doing things that matter.

2. Keep The Faith.

 It is important to believe in the truly important things. For example, if you believe that God exists, you can take time to pray to him or if you don’t believe in God, you can do things to develop relationships with other people.

It doesn’t matter what you believe in, but what you do matters.

3. Have Family Time.

You don’t have to change your lifestyle to create family time, you can simply do it. If you have a family schedule, try to maintain it.

For example, you could plan your family outings, set times for a meal together, or you can go on dates together.

You could even go out for your whole family to do something fun or you can go on a long vacation together. By creating a family routine, you create more time to spend together.

4. Help People To Get Closer To God.

The more time you spend with God, the closer you will be to God. You don’t have to do something super elaborate to get closer to God, you can start simply by praying to God.

You can pray with the Bible. You can talk to God. You can read God’s Word.

The more time you spend with God, the more important it is to you. The important thing is that you don’t stop. God said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” -John 14:15.

5. Make Sacrifices.

You don’t need to have all the money to be happy. You can spend less time watching TV, less time shopping online and less time working.

 If you want to take some time out of your busy schedule, you could go out with your family. You could have a picnic, you could have a candlelight dinner, you could even go on a road trip, or plan a day out of town.

The important thing is that you spend the time to be together.

6. Focus On Spiritual Growth.

You can start by praying to God. You can start going to church. And by reading the Bible.

When you are spiritually growing, it will show up in your home and your life. If you’re not spiritually growing, things will not be good.

So, you need to be honest and look at what is important in your life. If you have a lot of time or money but you have no spiritual growth, that can be a problem.

7. Don’t Be Stressed.

Many families spend too much time being stressed. It is a lot easier to be stressed than to be joyful. A lot of families are stuck in a routine of doing things over and over again.

You could try to do a new activity. You may want to start to pray together. You could help someone else. Or go on a short vacation.

8. Let Go Of Worry.

When you spend a lot of time worrying, your emotions get crazy. If you let go of worry, it will be better for you and your family.

Worry has a lot of negative things that it does to your emotions and your body. If you let go of worry, it will help you to stay calm and be in a better state of mind.

9. Eat Healthy.

 If you don’t take care of your body, how can you expect it to be there for you when you need it?

Eating healthy is a simple way to help you and your family to be healthy. Many families don’t eat well because they are not planning.

You should create a family meal plan. You could buy some healthy recipes for your food and you could prepare a simple meal together as a family.

10. Love Others.

 If you can love others, you will be blessed. If you think about it, God is a “loving God”. He knew all that he had to do and he still chose to love us. If you don’t love others, what kind of love do you have in your heart?

11. Share.

If you want to have a peaceful and healthy family life, you need to share.

We all have differences in personality and our desires, but if we all share the same values, we can become closer as a family.

12. Learn To Be Patient.

We all have our frustrations in life, but being patient will help you to get closer to God. God is not going to do things quickly, but he will do things in an important way.

It takes time to learn and to get closer to God.

13. Pray Together.

You don’t have to be perfect to pray together. You can pray in your way. You could pray as a family.

 And you could pray with your spouse too.

 You should pray to God to watch over your family. In any way you choose, you can pray together.

Prayer binds the family together in God and keeps them at peace too. It is important to pray with one another. If you pray together, you are more likely to keep your family life together.

14. Spend Time Together.

 When you spend a lot of time together, it will be easier to have a peaceful family life. We all need to develop positive relationships with our spouses and with our children.

We all need a positive relationship with each other. But, if you don’t take the time to be together, it will be hard for you and your family to have a peaceful and healthy family life.

15. Read Books Together.

There is no need to spend a lot of money to have a great family life. Instead, you can read books to your children.

You can read books to your children about God and also read books to your children about life. They will appreciate and respect you for it.

 They will also learn and get wiser in the things of God and be more equipped and knowledgeable about life generally.

16. Be Faithful To Your Family.

If you take care of your family and you don’t put your family above others, you will have a family life full of joy and love.

It is easy to put others first, but if you are faithful to your family, you will find great peace.

17. Take Risks.

 It is important to do things that make your life different. You could travel to a place that you have always wanted to go to.

You should try to learn a new sport. You could also plan on trying out a new hobby too.

 In any case, do what you haven’t done before, it can carve a way for better opportunities that tend to make your family happier in life. So, don’t be afraid to try new things.

18. Do More Fun Things.

 In a lot of ways, life can become drab. You can have a dull life and you can have a boring life. To have a peaceful and joyful family life, it is important to have fun.

 In addition to getting your family a new kitchen, it is important to have fun together. When your children have fun, they will appreciate you more.

If they have fun, it will make them happy. If they are happy, you will be happy.


Life isn’t always perfect, but when you create a peaceful and healthy family life, you will enjoy life more and your children will be happier. The family is God’s will from Adam, and as such a vital component of the church.

When the family is at peace generally, there would be a super church. This is why the family is the enemy’s target. If he can get between the man and woman, the children get negatively affected, in all areas of their life.

So, we need to create a peaceful and healthy family to stay together as a happy entity, with the husband, wife, and children, and for a better society.

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” – Psalm 91:1-2