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Habits of the Household

We become our habits, and our kids become us. This is why habits of the household are the most spiritually formative thing parents do. 


The chapters of Habits of the Household walk through ordinary moments -  from waking to mealtime, bedtime, moments of discipline and screen time – and asks how these small moments of our routines can become powerful acts of spiritual formation.


For example, what does God’s love for us tell us about how parents can put kids to bed? What does God’s care for us tell us about how we eat together? What does his grace mean for moments of discipline, and what does his presence with us mean for how we use screens?


Our parenting habits will inevitably form us and our children. Habits of the Household helps parents take hold of these habits and use them to help their families become more like the lovers of God and neighbor we are called to be.


Justin Whitmel Earley is a lawyer, author and speaker from Richmond, VA.


He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Literature before spending four years in Shanghai, China, as a missionary. Justin got his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and he now runs his own business law practice in Richmond, Virginia at Earley Legal Group.


His book, The Common Rule – Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction, was published with InterVarsity Press in 2019. He frequently speaks at businesses and legal events on habits, technology and mental health; and at churches and conferences on habits, spiritual formation and parenting. 


His second book, Habits of the Household – Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms, released with Zondervan in November of 2021.

Justin also writes fiction and poetry, and is working on a children's book. He is married to Lauren and has four sons – Whit, Asher, Coulter and Shep.

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Justin Whitmel Earley helps companies navigate key legal moments, and generally serves as an outsourced in-house counsel to a number of growing and established business. If you're looking for help with issues such as the below, you can contact him and read more about his law practice here.

  • Incorporation

  • Choice of entity

  • Venture capital

  • Partnership and LLC Agreements

  • Nonprofit formation

  • Employment contracts

  • Joint Ventures

  • Stock sales

  • Asset sales

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Partnership disputes, valuations and buy-outs




Interested in inviting Justin to speak? Reach out here. 

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Find Justin's books and writings here.




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