Large Families

kidsII“God especially loves and provides for large families.  A large family provides children with many opportunities to grow up normally, as long as the parents give them the proper nurturing.  One child helps the other.  The oldest girl helps the mother; the second child takes care of the younger one, and so forth.  There is a sense of giving, and they live in an atmosphere of sacrifice and love.  The younger ones love and respect the older ones; and this is something that comes naturally in a large family.”

From the Teachings of the Blessed Elder Paisios: On Family Life
[provided by Fr. Demetrios Carellas]

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