Tuesday, September 11, 2012

21 Rules of This House

Gregg Harris of Christian Life Workshops has published what he calls the "21 Rules of This House".  I'm posting them today because I love these and I think they are an excellent resource for parents.

In This House:
  1. We obey our Lord Jesus Christ.
  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 God has given us.
  14. We do not create unnecessary work for others.  
  15. When we open something, we close it.
  16. When we turn something on, we turn it off.
  17. When we take something out, we put it away.
  18. When we make a mess, we clean it up.
  19. When we don't 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 rules of this house, we accept the discipline and instruction of the Lord.


  1. Years ago I bought a small banner of this list of rules and it hangs in our family room. I'm afraid that because it has been there so long, we don't look at them very often.
    Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Love this! Would love to find a painted plaque with them for my kitchen! Will have to start looking. Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are great rules for the home. I would love to copy it all out on a big poster board and then have everyone sign their name at the bottom. Thanks a bunch!!!



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