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Month: October 2021

Husbands Decide on the Family Bed

Husbands Decide on the Family Bed

The family bed is a hot issue among some women these days. Joseph Spurgeon, a pastor, wrote the following on his Facebook page. I wholeheartedly agree with him. Family bed is great IF your husband fully agrees and wants it, but it is NOT great if he does not want the children sleeping in his bed. Wives are commanded to obey their husbands in everything, except when a husband asks his wife to sin against God. A husband asking his…

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Ken’s Advice on Fatherhood

Ken’s Advice on Fatherhood

Written by Ken Here’s an email I received from a man recently: “I just want to thank you and your wife for being models of what marriage and relationships are supposed to be. I emailed your wife and for obvious reasons she said you’re more qualified to answer a man’s questions. My wife is six months pregnant, and we’re both very excited. I just wonder if you have any advice on fatherhood? As the head of house I know my…

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Intact Families are Extinct in Shows Today

Intact Families are Extinct in Shows Today

When was the last time you watched a TV show or movie that had a mother and father who loved each other, had more than one or two children, and the mother was home full time and the father worked hard to provide for his family? The first seasons of “Little House on the Prairie” had this. It was a very popular and well loved show! I loved “When Calls the Heart” on Hallmark up until the last season. This…

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The Subtle Dominance of Wives

The Subtle Dominance of Wives

In Genesis 3:16, we are told that a woman’s desire will be for her husband. This desire is to control him, not to learn to serve and please him. Controlling our husband comes from Eve and the Fall. We all do it in some way or another. Some do it outright and others do it in subtle ways. I listened to a sermon given by Costi Hinn recently titled The Portrait of a Godly Wife from 1 Peter 3:1-6. It…

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So Now Having Children is Selfish

So Now Having Children is Selfish

“The decision to have children has always struck me as an essentially selfish one: You choose, out of a desire for fulfillment or self-betterment or curiosity or boredom or baby-mania or peer pressure, to bring a new human into this world. And it has never seemed more selfish than today. From a global perspective, having a child in a developed nation is among the most environmentally unsound decisions you can make — a baby born in the United States adds…

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Fill Your Homes With Happiness

Fill Your Homes With Happiness

“The printing press puts into the hands of parents a means of good which they may use to the greatest advantage in the culture of their home life and in the shaping of the lives of their household. But they must keep a most diligent watch over the pages that they introduce. They should know the character of every book and paper that comes within their doors, and should resolutely exclude everything that would defile. “Then, while they exclude everything…

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Singleness Can Be an Affliction

Singleness Can Be an Affliction

Recently, I listened to a sermon by Douglas Wilson called A Sermon to Unmarried Adults. It was fantastic! Many are trying to convince single adults that singleness is a gift. The Apostle Paul said that what he wrote about singleness was by permission, not commandment (1 Corinthians 7:6). He had the gift of singleness. He didn’t burn. He only wanted to live his life solely for the Gospel and spreading it as far as he could. Most singles don’t have…

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Let Your Speech Be Seasoned With Grace

Let Your Speech Be Seasoned With Grace

“Few things are more important in a home than its conversation, and yet there are few things to which less thought is given. The power of communication, which lies in the tongue, is simply incalculable. It can impart knowledge; utter words that will shine like lamps in darkened hearts; speak kindly sentences that will comfort sorrow or cheer despondency, breathe out thoughts that will arouse and quicken heedless souls. “Nothing in the home-life needs to be more carefully watched and…

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Being Blessed and a Blessing in Married Life

Being Blessed and a Blessing in Married Life

“How can she make sure that her influence over her husband will be for good, that he will be a better man, more successful in his career and more happy, because she is his wife? Not by any mere moral posturing so as to seem to have lofty purpose and wise thoughts of life; not by any weak resolving to help him and be an uplifting inspiration to him; not by perpetual preaching and lecturing on a husband’s duties and…

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The Noble Womanly Qualities of a Godly Wife

The Noble Womanly Qualities of a Godly Wife

“If a wife has in her soul noble womanly qualities, if she has true thoughts of life, if she has purpose, strength of character and fidelity to principle, she will be to him an unfailing inspiration toward all that is noble and Christlike. The high conceptions of life in her mind will elevate his conceptions. His firm, strong purpose will put vigor and determination into every resolve and act of his. Her purity of soul will cleanse and refine his…

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