Family

Family

(Formerly titled Home-Making)

by J. R. Miller
Publisher: Vision Forum
Hardcover, 266 pages
Current Retail Price: $20.00
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Don't let the cover or title fool you! This is not just a book for women who keep home. Home-Making is an uncompromising vision statement for the domestic bliss and cultural dominion of the Christian family. The message of Home-Making is powerful: "Sisters, Brothers, Husbands, Wives—Home life is meant to be beautiful, ennobling, and victorious!" God intends for each person, from parent to child, to play a role in family life, the ultimate goal of which is the transformation of the individual, the home and the society for the glory of God.

Miller writes things that we know are true and that we need to hear, but everyone is afraid to say. He carefully addresses each member of the family and somehow manages to find the perfect balance between inspiration and exhortation.

First, he addresses the marriage relationship: "The married life is meant to be the happiest, fullest, purest, richest life. It is God's own ideal of completeness." He then instructs the husband and the wife: "Every true-hearted husband should seek to be worthy of the wife he has already won...A true wife makes a man's life nobler, stronger, grander, by the omnipotence of her love 'turning all the forces of manhood upward and heavenward." Never have I read as pure a description of the brother and sister relationship as here. Miller asks, "Why should not a brother make a confidante of his own sister rather than of any other? Why should not a sister look to her own brother for counsel, for protection, for advice, rather than to any other?"

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Table of Contents:

    The Wedded Life
    The Husband's Part
    The Wife's Part
    The Parents' Part
    The Children's Part
    Brothers and Sisters
    The Home-Life
    Religion in the Home
    Home Memories
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