What is the Purpose of Your Home?

purpose of a home
Sally Clarkson, famous author and speaker, asked an audience of over 200 women of which I was a part, if we had ever defined the purpose of our home.

Since that conference three years ago, I have thought about it a lot. I am finally ready to answer that seemingly simple, and yet extremely profound question.

I want my home to be a safe haven. A non-judgement zone. A place where emotions are accepted as real and worth examining. An abode where the furnishings are comfortable and beautiful yet not important enough to dictate behavior.  And, most importantly, where Jesus reigns in all that is said and done, and love and forgiveness go hand in hand and flow with grace and mercy.

I now have boundaries, direction, and a purpose when I make decisions concerning my home and interacting with my husband, children, and grandchildren and guests in my home.

Thanks Sally Clarkson. What a difference a simple question can make.

What is the purpose of your home?

Bonni is the author of Mom By Example

About Bonni

What happens when a Jewish girl from Philadelphia falls in love with and marries a Christian hog farmer from a small rural town 85 miles from her home? Well, in my case, I became a Christian, but struggled to be the loving wife and joyful mother to my 4 young sons. This blog was born in order to share one tip a day that I learned, that could now help other moms learn to handle life with patience, grace and joy!