It has to be more than an intellectual understanding. We must strive to live it.
Pastor Steve Treash's sermon at Black Rock - Long Ridge Congregational Church (North Stamford, Connecticut) was the last in a series on the practical application of Christian principles to family life.
Those sermons' messages can be summarized under the headings of:
Love of God: Families must have a spiritual passion for God and godly life. They must converse about God and with God. They must pray together.
"One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' "(Mark 12:28-30)