What does the Bible say about family conflict?

Here's the answer:

The Bible records multiple instances of family conflict.

Family conflict is common in the modern day, but it was also common during Bible times. If you are going through family conflict, know that God is always with you. He loves you through the good and hard times. Family conflicts have been around since the very first family. Adam and Eve were the first humans and they blamed each other for the original sin. Their children, Cain and Abel also had a bad relationship with one another. Cain was jealous of his brother and killed him. That’s a lot of family conflict!

Since we live in a sinful world, there is no way to avoid family conflicts. However, we can work through and resolve family conflicts. Our family should be a place where we feel safe, cared about, and loved. Sadly, not all of our families are like that. If you have family conflict, go to God in prayer, pour out your heart, and ask for His help. God wants you to have happy and healthy relationships with your family.

To help with family conflict, talk with your family members and be open about how you are feeling. The Bible tells us our parents should love one another and they should love their children. Children are to obey their parents in the Lord. When every member of the family loves, respects, and cares about God and each other, then the family will be able to work through the conflict that arise. Family conflicts are hard, but God is always there with you.

Bible Truth

"Husbands, love your wives. Love them just as Christ loved the church. He gave himself up for her. He did it to make her holy. He made her clean by washing her with water and the word. He did it to bring her to himself as a brightly shining church. He wants a church that has no stain or wrinkle or any other flaw. He wants a church that is holy and without blame. In the same way, husbands should love their wives. They should love them as they love their own bodies. Any man who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body. Instead, they feed and care for their body. And this is what Christ does for the church" (Ephesians 5:25-29).

"Children, obey your parents as believers in the Lord. Obey them because it’s the right thing to do" (Ephesians 6:1).

"Fathers, don’t make your children angry. Instead, instruct them and teach them the ways of the Lord as you raise them" (Ephesians 6:4).