Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family Rules

The 21 Rules Of This House
by Gregg Harris

1. We obey God.
2. We love, honor and pray for one another.
3. We tell the truth.
4. We consider one another's interests ahead of our own.
5. We speak quietly and respectfully with one another.
6. We do not hurt one another with unkind words or deeds.
7. When someone needs correction, we correct him in love.
8. When someone is sorry, we forgive him.
9. When someone is sad, we comfort him.
10. When someone is happy, we rejoice with him.
11. When we have something nice to share, we share it.
12. When we have work to do, we do it without complaining.
13. We take good care of everything that God has given us.
14. We do not create unnecessary work for others.
15. When we open something, we close it.
16. When we take something out, we put it away.
17. When we turn something on, we turn it off.
18. When we make a mess, we clean it up.
19. When we do not know what to do, we ask.
20. When we go out, we act just as if we were in this house.
21. When we disobey or forget any of the 21 Rules of This House, we accept
the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Shared from Anne's blog.


Cindy said...

That's a great list, I looked at Anne's as well.

Aussie Therese said...

Just last night I was thinking we need a list of family rules.

Going to print this one off.

Esther G. said...

Alexandra, this is good! I just shared it on my blog too. Thank you.

. said...

Well said.

Michele said...

Hello! I just discovered your blog a few minutes ago, and I'm already a fan! A Catholic, homeschooling, single-income, SAHM? What's not to love!

Thank you for compiling the list of freebies. I found you through a bing search for a free copy of "Everyday Number Stories," since the free copy at was expired.

I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your work and effort. Have a blessed day!

Katidids said...

Wow, thats wonderful!, Ours were pretty similar. Great blog!

Lola said...

Printing it out, posting on the refrigerator....

When a rule is broken, I'm just gonna point to this list!