Real “life training” begins at home when your sister won’t share her toys or when your little brother scribbles all over your new coloring book. It continues as you grow up and learn how to respond to daily trials and conflicts—big or small—that you experience at home. If you can’t succeed at home in the “small conflicts,” how will you be able to deal with bigger conflicts later in life?
Our brothers and sisters are one of the biggest blessings that God has given us! But sadly, many siblings fight, argue, and miss out on the close relationship that God intends. The problem is not just the surface battles, but the underlying attitudes, wrong concepts, and offenses. Many broken relationships never get fixed. Few enjoy the special, lifelong treasure that God intended. God desires that we not merely “get along” with our brothers and sisters, but that we become best friends!
Is this possible? Absolutely! God's Word has the answers for every situation, and the Lord gives grace to those who ask for it.
In 2002, Sarah, Stephen and Grace Mally published the book Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends. Their goal was to communicate—through personal stories of real-life struggles—how brothers and sisters can overcome challenges in their relationships and gain the rewards that come with close family harmony. Since that time they have been encouraged to see many other families seeking God’s best in their relationships—shining as a bright testimony to the world! The three of them continue to work full time with their ministry, Tomorrow’s Forefathers.