Why don't some families get along?
Here's the answer:
There are many reasons why a family may not get along.
All families go through times when they don't get along. There are good days and bad days for every family—even yours! Sometimes families may not get along all the time because mom and dad are stressed, or because the kids don't obey well. But some families have extra challenges to deal with.
Sometimes parents decide they don't want to be married anymore, and they get divorced. This is hard on everyone. There are also other trials, like parents who fight all the time, drink, work too much, or other difficult things. In situations like these, God always knows what the family is going through. He wants to help! Praying to God about these troubles can really help both the parents and the kids. If you have a hard family situation, you can talk to God about it anytime, because He cares for you very much.
Some children may live in dangerous conditions, like abuse or neglect. In these cases, it's very important for the child to talk to a trusted adult about what's going on. This might be a teacher, a pastor, a neighbor, or even another family member. God often uses the people in our lives to help us get out of painful and dangerous situations. He cares so much and wants every child to be safe.
Even though some families don't get along, God made them and meant for them to be good for us. Unfortunately, sin sometimes gets in the way. If you have a good family who gets along most of the time, thank God for that! And always appreciate each person God created to be a part of your family. It's important that you all work together to get along.
"In everything, do to others what you would want them to do to you" (Matthew 7:12a).
"Children, obey your parents as believers in the LORD. Obey them because it's the right thing to do. Scripture says, 'Honor your father and mother.' That is the first commandment that has a promise. 'Then things will go well with you. You will live a long time on the earth'" (Deuteronomy 5:16).
"Fathers, don't make your children angry. Instead, train them and teach them the ways of the Lord as you raise them" (Ephesians 6:1–4).