CRCBermuda

For Reading, Understanding & Living God's Word

                                Contents

                               Section I

                          The Home Beautiful

 1. Atmosphere of the Home..........................................        15
 2. Fundamentals of True Homemaking.................................        21
 3. The Eden Home a Pattern.........................................        25

                               Section II

                       A Light in the Community

 4. Far-reaching Influence of the Home..............................        31
 5. A Powerful Christian Witness....................................        35

                              Section III

                       Choosing the Life Partner

 6. The Great Decision..............................................        43
 7. True Love or Infatuation........................................        50
 8. Common Courtship Practices......................................        55
 9. Forbidden Marriages.............................................        61
10. When Counsel Is Needed..........................................        70
      

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                              Section IV

                      Factors that Make for Success
                                  or Failure

11. Hasty, Immature Marriages.......................................        79
12. Compatibility...................................................        83
13. Domestic Training...............................................        87
14. True Conversion a Requisite.....................................        94

                               Section V

                        From the Marriage Altar

15. Solemn Promises.................................................        99
16. A Happy, Successful Partnership.................................       105
17. Mutual Obligations..............................................       114
18. Marital Duties and Privileges...................................       121

                              Section VI

                             The New Home

19. Where Shall the Home Be?........................................       131
20. The Family and the City.........................................       135
21. Advantages of the Country.......................................       141
22. Building and Furnishing the Home................................       148

                             Section VII

                         Heritage of the Lord

23. Children a Blessing.............................................       159
24. Size of the Family..............................................       162
25. Caring for Needy Children.......................................       167
26. Parents' Legacy to Children.....................................       172
       

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                             Section VIII

                        The Successful Family

27. A Sacred Circle.................................................       177
28. The Child's First School........................................       181
29. A Work That Cannot Be Transferred...............................       187
30. Family Companionship............................................       190
31. Security Through Love...........................................       195
32. Preoccupy the Garden of the Heart...............................       200
33. Promises of Divine Guidance.....................................       204

                              Section IX

                        Father--The House-Band

34. Father's Position and Responsibilities..........................       211
35. Sharing the Burdens.............................................       216
36. A Companion With His Children...................................       220
37. The Kind of Husband Not to Be...................................       224

                              Section X

                    Mother--Queen of the Household

38. Mother's Position and Responsibilities..........................       231
39. Influence of the Mother.........................................       240
40. Misconception of the Mother's Work..............................       244
41. Imperfect Patterns of Motherhood................................       248
42. Mother's Health and Personal Appearance.........................       251
43. Prenatal Influences.............................................       255
44. Care of Little Children.........................................       260
45. Mother's First Duty Is to Train Children........................       264
46. The Stepmother..................................................       270
47. Christ's Encouragement to Mothers...............................       273
       

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                               Section XI

                     Children--The Junior Partners

48. Heaven's Estimate of Children...................................       279
49. Mother's Helpers................................................       282
50. The Honor Due Parents...........................................       292
51. Counsel to Children.............................................       297

                              Section XII

                      Standards of Family Living

52. Home Government.................................................       305
53. A United Front..................................................       312
54. Religion in the Family..........................................       317
55. Moral Standards.................................................       326
56. Divorce.........................................................       340
57. Attitude Toward an Unbelieving Companion........................       348
58. The Minister's Family...........................................       353
59. The Aged Parents................................................       360

                             Section XIII

                           The Use of Money

60. Stewards of God.................................................       367
61. Principles of Family Finance....................................       372
62. Economy to Be Practiced.........................................       381
63. Instructing Children How to Earn and Use
         Money......................................................       386
64. Business Integrity..............................................       391
65. Provision for the Future........................................       395
        

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                              Section XIV

                   Guarding the Avenues of the Soul

66. The Portals We Must Watch.......................................       401
67. Enticing Sights and Sounds......................................       406
68. Reading and Its Influence.......................................       410

                              Section XV

                   Graces that Brighten Family Life

69. Courtesy and Kindness...........................................       421
70. Cheerfulness....................................................       430
71. Speech..........................................................       434
72. Hospitality.....................................................       445

                              Section XVI

                The Home and its Social Relationships

73. Our Social Needs................................................       455
74. Safe and Unsafe Associations....................................       459
75. Parental Guidance in Social Affairs.............................       466
76. Holidays and Anniversaries......................................       472
77. Christmas.......................................................       477
78. The Family a Missionary Center..................................       484

                             Section XVII

                      Relaxation and Recreation

79. Recreation Is Essential.........................................       493
80. What Shall We Play?.............................................       498
         

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81. Recreation That Yields Enduring Satisfactions...................       506
82. How the Christian Chooses His Recreation........................       512
83. The Lure of Pleasure............................................       521
84. Directing Juvenile Thinking Regarding Recreation................       526

                            Section XVIII

                     Thou Shalt be Recompensed

85. The Reward Here and Hereafter...................................       533
86. Life in the Eden Home...........................................       539
87. Pen Pictures of the New Earth...................................       546