Rosemead Kiwanis Club

   "Serving the Community Since 1945"






The Fax of Life

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley

April 29, 2012                                                    Volume 18, Number 27


Preventing Family Civil War


The Duggar family of Arkansas has nineteen children with a twentieth on the way. They are Christians who believe that large families are of God The children have all been home schooled with no drug or criminal issues. Dad was even once an elected State legislator in addition to having his own business.


The family has always supported itself without a penny of government assistance (although they do have a reality tv show on the TLC channel).


How do they prevent civil with so large a family? Here are the basic principles:


The Duggar House Guidelines:


  1.   Always use soft words, even when you don't feel well.


  2.   Always display kind actions, even if you have been mistreated.


  3.   Show joyful attitudes, even when no one is looking.


  4.   Have sincere motives with no thought of self-gain.


  5.   Think pure thoughts.


  6.   Always give a good report of others. Never tale-bear unless physical harm

        will come to someone. Use Matthew 18.


  7.   Never raise a hand to hit.


  8.   Never raise a foot to kick.


  9.   Never raise an object to throw.


10.  Never raise a voice to yell.


11.  Never raise an eye to scowl.


12.  Use one toy/activity at a time.


13.  Never let the sun go down on your wrath. (Don't go to bed angry or guilty)


14.  Amendment J.O.Y. Make serving your family a priority. Put:


                 Jesus first,


                 Others second, and

                 Yourself last.


--- contributed by Art Landing, Rosemead Kiwanis


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