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The Wider War for the Family (II)

When the subject of family values is raised, polls show that most people respond by citing “Golden Rule” ethics rather than political issues. A survey by the MassMutual Life Insurance Company a few years ago demonstrated that most Americans think of family values in terms of mutual support and give-and-take, not in terms of social […]

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Congress and the Family

If you have noticed lately that the US Congress has been paying a great deal of attention to family issues, it isn’t just because of better media coverage. Today the headlines are just as likely to tell of Congressional debate over single parenthood, adoption and abortion, homosexual rights and parental consent for medical services as […]

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Focus on the Family Joins Boycott of Disney Products

“Families can’t trust Disney!” With those words, Focus on the Family President Dr. James Dobson declared that the ministry he heads was joining the boycott of The Walt Disney Company. This announcement was relayed on August 27, 1997 on the Focus on the Family radio broadcast, heard on nearly 2,000 radio outlets by an estimated […]

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Needs Which Our Wives Need Met at Home (1) – Time

Some years ago one of the elderly members of our congregation shared with me the fact that he and his wife had been married for over 50 years and had never had a single argument. Although I am rather gullible and really quite naïve, I could still hardly believe what he had said! So, I […]

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Our Father in Heaven and Earthly Fathers

As those made in the image of God we are told to be like Him in perfection, holiness, and so on. If we are to be like God in being a Father it will help us to know what God has revealed about Himself as a Father. We have a good and clear example here […]

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A Word to Husbands

Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered (1 Peter 3:7). Since Father’s Day is around the corner it might be a good time to hear a biblical word […]

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Needs Which Wives Need Met At Home Part Three

Thus far in this series of studies concerning “Needs Which Our Wives Need Met At Home”, we have considered the fact that we must give to our wives the gift of Time –Time which results in God-honoring, Christ-centered companionship and compatibility. Secondly we considered the gift of LOVE which our wives also desperately need and […]

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Preaching To Covenant Children

There is a right way and a wrong way to use the precious doctrine of the covenant. The right way is to stress the particular spiritual advantages which our covenant children enjoy. Priceless is the Christian upbringing; the hearing from infancy on about the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and the salvation God provided […]

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The Christian Home

God established the family in the dawn of human history when He made Eve out of Adam’s rib to be his wife. Since then, the family has become the foundation of human society, the cornerstone of all of our institutions. There is no other place where children can be properly taught the virtues of truthfulness, […]

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On Family Worship

If a comparison between peaceful images of Puritan families gathered around the table and your own family rushing through endless daily activities as you are juggling teething babies and sleepy teenagers makes you want to dismiss the thought of family worship, don’t despair. Pictures of Puritans families are just that—pictures. The Puritans had teething babies […]

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