December 2, 2010

21 House Rules

I just put this is up on our fridge, and I thought I would share with everyone. Rules are good! They create structure and safety within the home and these have been a blessing to us this past week!

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.


  1. I like those! Maybe I'll copy them and dispay them on our fridge! :) Good to see a post from you. Hope all is well with you and yours.

  2. Great idea! I am totally taking this idea! My family could use this for sure! Thanks! Hugs!!!

  3. Thank you so mcuh for this list. and I just saw those sweet boys and beautiful daughter.

  4. Great rules, Tam. I'll print them out too. I hope you had a lovely Christmas! Gwenny


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