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Often much thought goes into building our careers. We pursue education and training and have some vision of what we want to accomplish in the coming years. While all good things, we need a similar energy in the building of our homes.

We understand that meaningful careers don’t just happen. They require much work and effort to build.

And even the most basic business model starts with a purpose, a vision, and a mission. The business defines the reason it exist, what it seeks to accomplish, and its means to achieve it.

However, we tend not to give much attention to these things when it comes to building our homes. In fact, we might not think much about homebuilding at all.

All too often we get married, have kids, and simply expect our homes to run on autopilot.

Sure we go to work everyday to provide for our families, but little thought is given to the culture we’re building in our homes. What sort of story are we telling ourselves?

As much as our families are a safe haven and a private retreat from the many demands of life, the home has its own purpose and potential to fulfill.

And like a meaningful career it will take intentional effort to guide our families toward their highest good.

This might start by considering why God has brought us together in the first place.

How does our home fit into God’s larger story? And what is the unique calling he has for us?

We might also consider the important values and beliefs that shape the culture of our home, as we cultivate the gifts each of us has been given as well.

In the end, we reflect on all that God has for our home and diligently do our part to build it.

Our homes will eventually crumble if we don’t.

Be a faithful homebuilder.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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