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Beth Moore Quotes on Family: 10 Positive Messages about Home Life by the Evangelist

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Church life and family life go hand-in-hand, and evangelist Beth Moore doesn’t let that get by. Here are 10 memorable things she has to say about keeping things positive at home:

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1. On men helping their women appreciate their own worth, Moore told a Houston Chronicle reporter interviewing her about her book, “So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been A Bad Friend To Us”: “I hope we have a whole lot of healthy men out there impacting their wives and daughters with a sense of value and dignity. They can have a huge impact. It takes a secure man to breed that sense of security in his family.”

2. Nobody’s perfect, but you get over your insecurities and love them anyway, she said in “So Long, Insecurity”: “Keith (her husband) is the kind who has prayed for forgiveness for impure thoughts even when I was sitting right there next to him with my head bowed. Needless to say, it didn’t stay bowed.”

3. Expect the best and you just might get it, Moore told Crossmap.com: “A mentor told me early on, ‘Beth, if you treat that man like he already is everything you want him to become, he'll become it.’ I could have cut Keith down with my tongue, but I didn't think that was wise. A man needs his woman's respect.”

4. There’s just no quitting on family, Moore said in her Living Proof Ministries blog: “I believe that good marriages are wed of soft hearts and hard heads: a tenderness to love and be loved and a tenacity too bone-headed to quit.”

5. And there’s nothing wrong with warning young couples there will be tough times ahead, Moore said: “We prepare soldiers for real war but leave young couples ill-prepared for real marriage. I don’t believe that realism has to remotely equal pessimism.”

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6. Nor, she says, is there anything wrong in “good” as opposed to “great”: “I believe that great marriages are great but that a good marriage can also be good. Amid the blur of magazine headlines and blog articles about how to have a great romance, a great marriage, great sex, great kids, great families, great jobs, great relationships, and fabulously great futures with great impact, save a little room in your heart to believe that good can also be good.”

7. Writing in her blog about leaving a suburban house for property in Texas Hill Country, she talks about her adult daughter’s discovery that home is where the family is: “One day a few months after we moved, she succumbed to a sudden bout of sentimentality and went back to our old neighborhood to go for a walk there like we’d done thousands of times. She’d even planned to shed a few tears. She called me on her cell phone when she got back in the car and said, “I don’t like it here anymore. Y’all aren’t here.”

8. Moore told Christianity Today she purposefully leaves out details when talking about sexual abuse she said she suffered as a child: “I also owe my family some safety and my extended family some safety, so I am careful to stay vague."

9. But you can’t be too wrapped up in self, or even family, Moore told Crossmap.com: “I pray daily beyond my own little world to keep me not only from being too self-centered, but also too family-centered. There's a big world out there. I can implode with the self-absorption if I'm not careful.”

10. But in the end, or maybe in the beginning, it’s not just man or woman, Moore said in her book, “Things Pondered”: “God alone created marriage. Adam slept through the entire ceremony. Eve came in late. It seems to me men are still sleeping through marriage, and women are still coming to their senses a little too late. God alone performed that ceremony, and He alone can hold it together.”

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