I can say that (at least right now), my family knows “peace in the home” both in a actual-family peace but also the new ministry organization that just so happens to be called “Peace in the Home”.
A little background – we are friends with the couple that are starting this organization = Robert and Melissa Partington. We met them at Grace Brethren Church (in Midlothian off Cranbeck Rd) and joined a small group on the topic of marriage. I’ve written previously about them or some of the stuff we talked about (“marriage”, and “visited a Berry Farm today with the Partingtons”), but it was some interesting times. Several in the group came and went (which just happens), and several (including us and the Partingtons) changed churches.
I’ve been a little involved in helping with their website and just yesterday it went live. Check it out.
So what exactly is “Peace in the Home”? Please go over there to read that. In my words – they aim to take us where we are and help bring us to another level with regards to our marriages, our families, and our parenting. We all have things we struggle with in these areas, don’t we? But many a time this isn’t directly handles, especially in church. I’m not talking about your pastor just doing a sermon (or even a series) on it – but actually something hands-on that couples and families can do something with. They exist to serve in that role. It doesn’t have to be through a church – that’s just the one that comes to my mind. They hold workshops, seminars, marriage retreats; they provide counseling and encouragement.
Check ’em out. I’m not fully involved in their organization (I just assist with tech stuff), so I can’t say if they are looking for churches to possibly plug into and get involved with, but if you think you might be interested, contact them!
Peace in the Home’s ministry springs from Psalm 128:
Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD who walks in his ways!
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;
Your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.