Balancing Work and<br>Family Life

Prayer and preplanning can provide the wisdom and flexibility we need to balance our homelife with our career.

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Overview

Balancing work demands with family life can be a complicated and stressful responsibility. Jane Kise, in her article for TODAY’S CHRISTIAN WOMAN, recommends preplanning to ensure the outcome we desire for our families. Preplanning will allow for financial flexibility and time for family needs, as well as increase our ability to hold to values that honor God and family.

Using the example of the Proverbs 31 woman, this study will discuss: How do we gain financial flexibility and stability while caring for our family? How do we balance preplanning with trusting God for the future? What Christian values should guide us as we determine a career/family balance?

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 16:1–9; 31:10–31; Colossians 3:12–21; 1 Timothy 6:6–11

LEADER'S GUIDE

    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Seek God for wisdom as you plan for the future of your family.
Teaching point two: Find a balance between work and family that benefits everyone and brings glory to God.
Teaching point three: Balancing our needs and wants allows for financial flexibility for our family and God’s kingdom.
Teaching point four: Whatever we do, we should work at it with all our hearts, working for the Lord rather than for men.
    • Apply Your Findings

    • Additional Resources

ARTICLE FROM TODAY'S CHRISTIAN WOMAN

    • Balancing Act, by Jane A. G. Kise (July/August 2001, 3 printed pages)

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