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Thanks for visiting my blog!

Peace in the Home is a pleasant sounding concept, but it is so much more than that.

Peace in the Home is derived from the Hebrew, “shalom bayit” — an overarching model for the home rooted in ancient Hebrew scripture, supported throughout the Greek New Testament, and expanded in Jewish Rabbinic literature.

Peace in the Home isn’t about a lack of conflict.  It’s a blueprint for the home — how it is structured, and how it works best.

Psalm 128 paints a beautiful botanical picture:  It’s headed by a husband and father who has a genuine relationship with God (v. 1). Blessing overflows to his work (v. 2), to his wife (fruitful vine v. 3a), and then to their children (olive shoots v. 3b), to the community (v. 5), and eventually to their grandchildren and the nation (v. 6).

Robert Partington

I’m a husband, father, speaker, counselor, writer and upstream swimmer with a background in broadcasting and management consulting.  I am also the founder and former executive director of Peace in the Home, Inc. — an organisation dedicated to strengthening marriages and equipping parents.

A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, I hold Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling degrees.  While at GCTS, I took a special academic interest in the aetiology of male effeminacy and the clinical history of gender disorders, in particular male homosexuality. Fascinating subject.

To strengthen the home, I have the privilege of counselling distressed married couples and men struggling with sexual addictions. With my amazing wife, Melissa, we also work with singles preparing for marriage, and mentor young couples after the wedding.

Melissa and I speak at marriage retreats, parenting workshops, and support gatherings for single mums and dads — the most under-supported family unit in our society.

In addition to blogging on healthy relationships, I’ve preached at churches in Virginia, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

(If you are visiting this site for the first time, please read the springboard article, “The Road Ahead” which explains my motivation for blogging.)

If you would like me to speak at your event, please start the ball rolling using the contact form in the menu above.

Warmly,
robert

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