Unity and love in the family prepares our children for helping establish peace and security in all arenas of society. How important, therefore, is their training in virtues and Baha’i ideals in the home so that they can spread these characteristics and patterns around the world?
As a mother, you can choose to be very intentional in making choices in regards to the elements of family life in order to reflect your spiritual priorities, including – but not limited to – how we spend our time, how we treat each other, what we bring into our home, and how we maintain discipline.
Posts in “Baha’i Family Life” are organized into four subcategories, which you can read mire about on the following tab. You can find posts under each subcategory by clicking the buttons to the right.
We have several subcategories within Baha’i Family Life to support mothers in establishing a purposeful family environment and routine:
Creating a Spiritual Home Environment
Posts about using art, music, and other means to make our home a place conducive to spiritual growth and harmony for all family members. Mostly discussing the physical aspect of your home.
Maintaining Family Unity
Posts about establishing a code of conduct that all family members adhere by, rhythms in the household, and patterns for spending time that uphold our family’s values. Mostly discussing family culture.
Prayers with Children
Ideas about praying with young children and activities that will help them learn prayers.
Virtues in the Home
Thoughts on how to incorporate virtue learning into your family’s routine and creative exercises for practicing virtues.
And if the sphere of unity be still further widened out, that is, if the inhabitants of a whole country develop peaceable hearts, and if with all their hearts and souls they yearn to cooperate with one another and to live in unity, and if they become kind and loving to one another, that country will achieve undying joy and lasting glory. Peace will it have, and plenty, and vast wealth.(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 278)
All Baha’i Family Life posts:
Reflections on Physical Identity and Spiritual Identity
What do you spend your time doing each day? What do you spend your energy thinking...
Let Bahá’u'lláh Inspire You: Interview with Musician Red Grammer
Red Grammer is one of the premier entertainers of children and families in America....
Using Consultation to Achieve Unity in Marriage
Ever feel pressure to be “right” when consulting with your spouse? In this...
Five Tips for Using the Radiant Hearts Program in Your Home
Radiant Hearts was developed to aid families with young children to memorize Baha’i...
Creating Prayerful Intimacy in Your Marriage
Would you like to get into a routine of saying prayers with your spouse? In this post we...
Eight Ideas for Teaching Prayerfulness
Regular reading of the Writings and prayerful meditation on the teachings are two of the...
Interview with Emily Mohajeri Norris: Mother, Educator and Co-Founder of Tender Sapling
Emily is an educator turned homeschooling mother to three boys and co-founder of Tender...
Questions and Quotations to Consider When Choosing Toys and Books
As parents, we convey our values to our children through what we have in our homes. The...