Be tender of the feelings of others by Ellen White
In your married life seek to elevate one another. Show the high
and elevating principles of your holy faith in your everyday
conversations and in the most private walks of life. Be ever
careful and tender of the feelings of one another.
Do not allow a playful, bantering, joking censuring of one another.
These things are dangerous. They wound. The wound may
be concealed, nevertheless the wound exists and peace is
being sacrificed and happiness endangered.
IN heavenly places, 204.
Registered in the books of heaven
Just as you conduct yourself in your home life, you are
registered in the books of heaven. He who would become a
saint in heaven must first become a saint in his own family.
If fathers and mothers are true Christians in the family, they will
be useful members of the church and be able to conduct affairs
in the church and in society after the same manner in which
they conduct their family concerns. Parents, let not your religion
be simply a profession, but let it become a reality.3 AH 317.3
A profession of faith is valueless
Where there is a lack of home religion, a profession of faith
is valueless.... Many are deceiving themselves by thinking that
the character will be transformed at the coming of Christ, but
there will be no conversion of heart at His appearing. Our
defects of character must here be repented of, and through the
grace of Christ we must overcome them while probation shall
last. This is the place for fitting up for the family above.10 AH
Home religion affects our children
If religion is to influence society, it must first influence the
home circle. If children were trained to love and fear God at
home, when they go forth into the world, they would be
prepared to train their own families for God, and thus the
principles of truth would become implanted in society and
would exert a telling influence in the world. Religion should
not be divorced from home education.7 AH 318.4