Marriage & Family

 

Christian families are a vital element in rebuilding a biblical culture. Husbands must be the spiritual leaders, the providers, the protectors; wives, submissive yet wise and strong help meets; children Christian warriors in training. Through the Messiah, God promised blessings to His people, their children, and their children's children forever.

In a culture like ours, though, the family and marriage are under assault. Many are seeking a new way, that of the unconnected individual. But man is indissolubly social. God said to Adam in the Garden, “It is not good for man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18). What was true of our first father before the Fall is even more established in the experience of all men since. Man needs woman. Parents need children. Children need parents. By definition marriages and families are essential to the good and well being of any society of men. That is certainly true of the society of the church.

Marriage and family are institutions created by God and ordered by his Word. In the Bible, we learn that God has assigned various roles to husbands, wives, parents, and children. These roles consist in obligations and prerogatives (Eph. 5:22-6:4). As with all that God commands, when people are careful to observe these standards they find life filled with meaning and joy. A good marriage is a great delight. A happy family showers blessings on each member at all times. As the church we must recover and remind our culture of these truths.

Recovering marriage and family will mean recovering the vision of the servant. Fathers, mothers, parents, children, sisters, and brothers are all offices of service. Sometimes that service is expressed through leadership and authority (fathers, parents, older siblings, etc.). Sometimes service manifests itself in offices of submission and obedience. All serve Christ. All submit to divine authority. All honor and assist each other.

The family is also founded upon the ultimate family; that of the Godhead. Between the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit there exists a familial relationship. That bond within the Trinity provides the ultimate example of how to live in love and service to one another. Reviving this Christian view of marriage and family will prove key to the recovery of a truly Christian culture in our land. Every effort and all exertion toward that end will be gloriously repaid in the generations to come. God has promised great things to our families.

We pray that these books may assist you in laying claim to those promises.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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for Adult
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in Parenting (Location: XFA-PAR)
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by Kelli Dunham
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for 5th-8th grade
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for 10th-12th grade
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for Adult
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for 10th-Adult
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
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by Linda Waite, Maggie Gallagher
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for Adult
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by Voddie Baucham
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from New Growth Press
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in Parenting (Location: XFA-PAR)
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by Terry W.Glaspey
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for Adult
in Parenting (Location: XFA-PAR)
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by Jennifer Steward
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by James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, et al.
from NavPress
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by Starr Meade
from P&R Publishing
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by Paul C. Reisser
from Focus on the Family
for Adult
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: PRE-INF)
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by Lou Priolo
from Calvary Press
in Biblical Manhood (Location: XFA-MEN)
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by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, Wendy Lyons Sunshine
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for Adult
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by Diana Lynn Severance
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by Abner C. Sumrall
from Xulon Press
for Adult
in Parenting (Location: XFA-PAR)
$11.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
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by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica L. Thompson with Jami Nato
from Unknown Publisher
for Adult
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by Emerson Eggerichs
from Integrity Publishers
in Covenant Marriage (Location: XFA-MAR)
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by Georgia Purdom & Stacia McKeever
from Master Books
for 1st-4th grade
in Pregnancy & Infant Care (Location: PRE-INF)
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by Lisa Whelchel
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by Linda Dillow
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by Allen Hadidian, Will Wilson
from Moody Press
for Adult
in Parenting (Location: XFA-PAR)
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by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, et al.
2nd edition from McGraw-Hill
in Communication & Conflict Resolution (Location: XCL-COM)
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by Conn & Hal Iggulden
from William Morrow & Company
for 3rd-Adult
in Dangerous Books for Kids (Location: SS-DAN)
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by John Holzmann
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 9th-12th grade
in Preparing for Marriage (Location: XFA-PREP)
$12.00 (2 in stock)
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by Douglas Wilson
from Canon Press
in Covenant Marriage (Location: XFA-MAR)
$11.00
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by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
from Revell Publishing
in Covenant Marriage (Location: XFA-MAR)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
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by Sally Clarkson, Sarah Mae
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for Adult
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by Carolyn McCulley
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Biblical Womanhood (Location: XFA-WOM)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
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by Barbara Hughes, R. Kent Hughes
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for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: XFA-COV)
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by John Murray
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Christian Counseling (Location: XCL-COU)
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by Ginger Plowman
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