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The Important Calling of a Father

A father, as a parent, has an important calling in this world. When considering the calling and responsibilities of a father, one can look to the example which God has set as our Heavenly Father. In Ephesians 4:6, Paul says that there is, “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through […]

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A Faithful Witness: The Christian Family

Nathan is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship. The institution of marriage and the family structure have come under heated debate in religious and political circles. Various churches degrade marriage by the allowance of divorce and remarriage and their support of the […]

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The Reformed Family

Andy is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the 2004 Protestant Reformed Scholarship. Western culture more and more shows itself to be an enemy of marriage and the family. Astronomical divorce rates, remarriage after divorce, homosexual unions and now marriages, and the increasing disregard for the […]

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The Shaping of a Christian Family

The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot. Published by Fleming H. ReveIl a division of Baker House. 215 pages ($10.00) paperback. Elisabeth Elliot unfolds for us a fine description of structuring a biblical, godly home in the midst of this unconnected world. This book will warm the heart and encourage our covenant families […]

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Big Boys’ Toys

Heads turned as the gleaming truck rolled down the street and turned into his driveway. After a brief rev, the powerful engine was silent except for the ping of the cooling exhaust. Backwoods Bob remained inside fiddling with the radio and lights as his neighbor strolled across the street to check out this new rig. […]

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Attending to Family Worship

Family worship is indispensable. It cannot be done away with. It cannot be ignored without consequence. Attending to it regularly is important. We as young people must know this. We cannot avoid worship with our families and not suffer spiritually. The devil is hard at work, plotting to keep us from our homes. He knows […]

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The Importance of Family Time

The family is under attack from the devil and from the world. The devil knows that the heartbeat of the Church is the cov­enant family. The devil knows that if he can abol­ish the family unit from off the earth, he has also rid the world of the Church. He is working hard at it. […]

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The Covenant Family

Our families are a gift, given to us on earth, By our Heavenly Father, the God of matchless worth. The parents must reflect God’s glory and His love, Until someday at last, we are a family up above.   God intended families, His covenant to reflect, Each member has responsibilities, which he may not neglect. […]

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Family Communication

I. INTRODUCTION A.  Communication is an important and necessary part of our lives. 1.  By communication in this outline we mean the interpersonal activity of passing information, exchanging ideas, expressing thoughts and feelings through speech, i.e. by talking. 2.  All human relationships in their various spheres depend on this activity.  Relationships in the workplace, in […]

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