Chapter 4

Works for and by Women


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Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24)

A woman of worth who doth find?
Yea, far above rubies is her price.
The heart of her husband hath trusted in her,
And spoil he lacketh not.
She hath done him good, and not evil,
All days of her life. . . .
Her hand she hath spread forth to the poor,
Yea, her hands she sent forth to the needy. . . .
Strength and honour are her clothing,
And she rejoiceth at a latter day.
Her mouth she hath opened in wisdom,
And the law of kindness is on her tongue.
She is watching the ways of her household,
And bread of sloth she eateth not.
Her sons have risen up, and pronounce her happy,
Her husband, and he praiseth her,
'Many are the daughters who have done worthily,
Thou hast gone up and above them all.'
The grace is false, and the beauty is vain,
A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.
Give ye to her of the fruit of her hands,
And her works do praise her in the gates!

(Proverbs 31:10-12, 20, 25-31, YLTHB)

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. (Proverbs 31:30,31)
Religion [holiness -- compiler] is the root of happiness. Piety has charms which abide in all their freshness when mere fleshly beauty has given place to the wrinkles of old age. May the new household be founded in prayer, built up in holiness, and crowned with the divine blessing. -- C.H. Spurgeon commenting on Proverbs 31:30,31 in Spurgeon's Devotional Bible, p. 778



Contents

Devotions for Women
Women and Prayer
Discipleship (Women)
The Ten Commandments (Women)
Womanhood
Men and Women
Marriage (Women)
Family (Women)
Women's Health
Nursing
Home Management
Motherhood (Women)
Women and Parenting
Women in the Church
Servant Leadership (Women)
Women and Small Groups
Home Schooling (Women)
Women in the Workplace

Biblical Counsel (Women)

Works by Martha Finley
Biography of Christian Women
Other Works by Women
Chapter 4 Related WebLinks

Combined Interactive Contents for The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/combtoc.html




Chapter 4
Works for and by Women


Devotions for Women

Bergman, Nina Mason, Comfort From the Cross: Help for the Hurting From the Seven Last Words of Christ, ISBN: 0891092900 9780891092902.

[Bible, The Precious Promises Edition] *The New Testament: King James Version, The Precious Promises Edition (Lake Wylie, SC: Christian Heritage Publishing Co. Inc., 1991).
A pocket New Testament with the words of Christ in red and the promises screened in red. Convenient for purse, or travel bag.

[Bible, The Reformation Study Bible] *The Reformation Study Bible: The Word That Changes Lives -- the Faith That Changed The World, New King James Version (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, March 2001), ISBN: 0785258523 9780785258520. Previously published under the title New Geneva Study Bible: Bringing the Light of the Reformation to Scripture (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995), ISBN: 0840710917 9780840710918.
"The NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE offers a restatement of Reformation truth for Christians today. The first Geneva Bible was a pivotal force in the Reformation. Using the everyday language of its time, it opened the pages of Scripture to readers and provided helpful notes to assist them in understanding its message. It became the family Bible of the English people, and was the Bible that the Pilgrims brought to the New World. Since that time a multitude of English translations and study Bibles have appeared, but none of these has incorporated a summary of Reformed theology." -- Thomas Nelson Publishers
Also available in digital format from Logos Bible Software.
Geneva Bible Notes: Reviews of the 1599 and the 1672 editions of the Notes, and of the Reformation Study Bible
http://www.lettermen2.com/geneva.html
Readers of THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE should also be familiar with The Westminster Family of Documents, the doctrine of the Mediatorial Dominion of Jesus Christ, and the literature of the Covenanted Reformation.
The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646, The Westminster Standards), and Related Works: A Study Guide
http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html
The Covenanted Reformation of Scotland Author/Title Listing
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism

*Bonar, Andrew (1810-1892), Heavenly Springs: Portions for the Sabbaths of a Year, ISBN: 0851514790 9780851514796.
"This is a collection of Bonar's writing by his daughter, Marjory Bonar, together with extracts from his personal diary. The arrangement is in the form of meditations for each Sunday of the year . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

*Carmichael, Amy, If.
"As with a good deal of Amy Carmichael's published works, this book was borne out of an intimate thought-dialogue between Amy and her Lord. Not intended to be read straight through, each page contains a brief reflection on a human response as it compares with the Divine Love demonstrated on the cross. Every entry provides ample food for meditation and self-examination in light of Calvary Love. Only a heart willfully steeled against exposure of its shortcomings will fail to be moved by these practical insights. And though her comments are often piercingly perceptive, Amy never comes across as heavy-handed or preach-y. As always, one is made to feel a kindredness of heart with the author in our earthly journey." -- Reader's Comment
Said to be an all-time best-seller.

*Cowman, Mrs. Charles E., Streams in the Desert, ISBN: 9780310282754 0310282756.
Said to be one of the most beautiful devotions ever written.

Ellis, Charles, and Norma Ellis, Heirs Together of Life: Daily Bible Readings for Husbands and Wives, ISBN: 0851513115 9780851513119.
"Short discussions on almost 200 passages from the Bible, Genesis through Revelation in sequence. Each selection is related to marriage and the home. Designed as a devotional to be used by husband and wife together." -- GCB

*Havergal, Frances, Kept for the Master's Use, ISBN: 080246582X. A Christian classic.
"If ever a woman lived her whole life as if she were married to Christ, it is Frances Havergal. Her every breath was drawn for Him, and so her every utterance breathed of Him . . . You will thrill to her expressions of praise. And when she leads us to a dedicated Christian life, we find it compelling. By all means read this book. You will never forget it." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
Kept for the Master's Use
http://books.google.com/books?id=xnoVhMW4_jIC&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

*Havergal, Frances, Opened Treasures.
"If ever there was a woman who was consecrated to the Lord Jesus, it was surely Frances Havergal. All her poetry and prose is saturated with the Living Word. It has a freshness and power which only the eternal dew of heavenly truth could impart. She was know to look to the Lord long and prayerfully before putting pen to paper. She once wrote to her sister, 'If I am to write to any good, a great deal of living must go into a very little writing.' Her hymns, her poetry, and her prose breathe with the fire of love to her Savior. She lived very close, devoting the most of her earnings to missions. By the time of her death one of her volumes of poetry reached its 30th edition, and another was in its 38th. She began to read the Bible at age 4 and never ceased to study it. She lived as she wrote in that famous hymn: 'Take my life, and let it be, Consecrated, Lord, to Thee, Take my moments and my days; Let them flow in ceaseless praise.' Readers thrill at all she writes. There are 366 devotions in this book, consistently heavenly in character. It makes a perfect gift." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

May, William J., The Promises of Jesus: Twenty Addresses for Sisterhoods and Women's Fellowships.

Smith-Broersma, Margaret Devotions for Couples in Blended Families: Living and Loving as a New Family, ISBN: 082543730X 9780825437304.

*Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Faith's Checkbook. Alternate title: THE CHEQUE BOOK OF THE BANK OF FAITH: BEING PRECIOUS PROMISES ARRANGED FOR DAILY USE (1893), ISBN: 0938453025.
"A promise from God may very instructively be compared to a check payable to order. It is given to the believer with the view of bestowing upon him some good thing. It is not meant that he should read it over comfortably and then have done with it. No, he is to treat the promises as a reality, as a man treats a check. He is to take the promise and endorse it with his own name by personally receiving it as true." -- C.H. Spurgeon
"In the Preface of his devotional volume containing 365 brief, experimental comments on the promises which Spurgeon has chosen, the renowned preacher tells us that so many of these promises are true because the were fulfilled in his own experience during a time of 'wading in the surf of controversy,' and also when 'sharp bodily pain succeeded mental depression, accompanied both by bereavement, and affliction in the person of one dear as life. Never were the promises of Jehovah so precious to me as at this hour.' Thus it was to help other sufferers that Spurgeon prepared this comforting book." -- Publisher
Faith's Checkbook, a daily devotional by C.H. Spurgeon
http://archive.org/details/thechequebookoft00purguoft

*Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Jesus Christ Himself (Ephesians 2:20). A sermon by C.H. Spurgeon delivered on Lord's-day morning, December 9, 1877, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, Sermon no. 1388.
"Beyond all argument or miracle, Jesus Christ Himself is the proof of His own Gospel. And as He is the proof of it, so, Beloved, He is the marrow and essence of it. When the Apostle Paul meant that the Gospel was preached, He said, Christ is preached, for the Gospel is Christ Himself! If you want to know what Jesus taught, know Him! He is the incarnation of that Truth of God which by Him and in Him is revealed to the sons of men. Did He not, Himself say, I am the way, the truth, and the life?
"You have not to take down innumerable books, nor to pore over mysterious sentences of double meaning in order to know what our great Teacher has revealed. You have but to turn and gaze upon His countenance, behold His actions and note His spirit and you know His teaching. He lived what He taught. If we wish to know Him, we may hear His gentle voice saying, Come and see. Study His wounds and you understand His innermost philosophy. To know Him and the power of His Resurrection is the highest degree of spiritual learning. He is the end of the Law and the soul of the Gospel -- and when we have preached His Word to the fullest, we may close by saying, Now, of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum -- we have an High Priest who is set on the right hand of the Throne of the Majesty in the heavens." -- C.H. Spurgeon
http://www.spurgeongems.org/vols22-24/chs1388.pdf

*Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), The Treasury of David, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0917006259 9780917006258. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"The most important and practical work of the ages on the Psalter." -- Dr. Philip Schaff
"Spurgeon's own exposition appears under each verse; after that you'll find 'explanatory notes and quaint sayings' (illuminating quotes from Spurgeon's contemporaries as well as from the great Puritan expositors of the 17th and 18th centuries). Each Psalm closes with a short section of 'Hints to Preachers'." -- CBD
Recommended for daily devotions.
The Treasury of David
http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/treasury.php
The Treasury of David (1881)
http://archive.org/details/thetreasuryofdav00spuruoft

Wilde, Gary (editor), Bible Promises to Treasure for Parents, ISBN: 1558197125 9781558197121.

Wilde, Gary (editor), Bible Promises to Treasure for Women: Inspiring Words for Every Occasion, ISBN: 0805493298 9780805493290.

See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The attributes of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Inspiration, revelation, and inerrancy, Textual criticism, Topical listings of scripture, Wisdom books, Creeds, confessions, and catechisms, Bible promises, Bible commentaries, Covenant theology and the ordinance of covenanting, Bible, Bible promises, Bible reading and devotional guides, Bible reference works, Bible translations, Textual criticism, Bible reference works, Commentaries containing Biblical counsel, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Biblical counsel by subject, Biblical counsel for women, Biblical counseling, and so forth, and so on.

Related WebLinks

Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
"Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
http://www.shortercatechism.com/

Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html



Women and Prayer

See the Theological Notes, "Prayer," at Luke 11:2 in The Reformation Study Bible.

*Bennett, Arthur (editor), The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, ISBN: 0851518214 9780851518213.
"The prayers are taken from the works of Thomas Shepard, Thomas Watson, Richard Baxter, John Bunyan, Isaac Watts, William Williams, Philip Doddridge, William Romaine, David Brainerd, Augustus Toplady, Christmas Evans, William Jay, Henry Law, and Charles Haddon Spurgeon" -- Arthur Bennett
"Contains a wealth of insight into the practical application of Puritan theology to the Christian life. Challenging." -- Cyril J. Barber

Christenson, Evelyn, What Happens When we Pray for our Families, ISBN: 0896935418 9780896935419.
LEADER'S GUIDE available.
"When women pray, wonderful things happen -- and Evelyn Christenson knows it from experience! Now she looks back over her 50 years of marriage to reveal prayer secrets that will help you pray effectively for your family. When illness or tragedy strikes, when family relationships are fractured, when children stray -- prayer can make a difference! "Christenson shows you how to hang on in faith and wait for what God will do . . ." -- CBD

Christenson, Evelyn, What Happens When Women Pray, ISBN: 0896939758 9780896939752.
"Evelyn Christenson talks about the positive, dynamic results that occur when Christians pray."

Dabney, Robert L. (1820-1898), Parental Obligation, a tract. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #22.

Michaelsen, Johanna, Like Lambs to the Slaughter: Your Child and the Occult, ISBN: 0890816174 9780890816172.
"Great resource for parents worried about their kids and the occult in society and schools."
"Johanna Michaelsen takes the concerned parent into the world of the innocent child by exploring and exposing the growing power of the occult in the lives of our children." -- Publisher
"Although a bit out of date by now (It was written in the 80s), Michaelsen's LIKE LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER provides signposts for occult influences on children that every parent should be aware of. Contrary to some of the other reviews on this page, what Michaelsen points out is both true and alarming. One may call it paranoid to consider cartoons such as the Smurfs occultic in content, but when the Smurfs feature Gargamel standing in the middle of a pentagram calling down a curse in the name of Beelzebub -- others would call it discerning. If you can get this book, get it. Though out of date, it will be helpful to you as you raise your children. I hope Michaelsen updates her work soon." -- Reader's Comment

Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Becoming a Full-time Woman: Prayer and Christian Womanhood. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

Omartian, Stormie, Christopher Omartian, and Amanda Omartian The Power of a Praying Parent, ISBN: 1565073541 9781565073548.
"Because the chapters are short, you could use a chapter as a devotional each time you pray. I also appreciate the way the scripture verses are typed out so that I don't have to spend time looking each one up.
"This is an excellent gift for parents who are expecting or for a parent struggling with a teen. Because the tone is so welcoming and compassionate, I also find it's a great witnessing tool. People who may be otherwise closed to the gospels are sometimes open to anything if they think that it may help their child. I'd also recommend this book to uncles, aunts, teachers, grandparents, youth workers, basically anyone who is interested in the welfare of our children." -- Reader's Comment

Schaeffer, Edith, The Life of Prayer, ISBN: 0891076492 9780891076490.
"Here is a distillation of Mrs. Schaeffer's lifelong experience as a prayer warrior. Filled with examples from her own life and the lives of hundreds of friends throughout the world, this heartwarming book brings the reader face to face with the life-changing power of prayer. She speaks on such difficult subjects as: Why pray if God is sovereign? and What is the relationship between prayer and suffering?" -- GCB

Watson, Carol, and Ann Baum (contributor), 365 Children's Prayers: Prayers old and new for Today and Every day, ISBN: 0745914543 9780745914541 0745917216 9780745917214 074591912X 9780745919126 0732400104 9780732400101.
"This is a wondrous book on praying for it offers 365 prayers -- most written by children. The prayers cover topical issues and are separated into six easy to follow categories. I have purchased many copies of this book over the years for use as gifts, for use in Sunday School, and I have two copies for personal use. An excellent choice!" -- Reader's Comment

*Wenhe, Mary, How to Pray for Healing, ISBN: 0800707419 9780800707415.

See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The covenant faithfulness of god, Justice, the theology of judgment, god's final judgment, the great white throne judgment, the day of the lord, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Jesus on prayer, Chapter 7 (part 1), family life, education, church and work, Sharing christ with your children, Filial love (love toward parents), Creeds, confessions and catechisms, Teaching/training children, Counsel for young women, Disciplining children, Problem solving with children, Counseling children, Sex education, Preparing children for the world, Slavery, our systems of enslavement, economic enslavement, Single parenting, Christian literature for boys and girls, Family, Teens, Teens and parents, Fatherhood, Motherhood, Parenting, Protecting children from dangers, Prayer groups, Intercessory prayer, Bible promises, Intercessory prayer, Ready reference: immediate counsel on many subjects, Evangelistic praying, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Family worship, The larger catechism, The shorter catechism, Knowledge of god and virtue, Words of Christ appearing in the web edition of biblical counsel: resources for renewal, and so forth, and so on.
TCRB5: 13, 38, 439, 1003-1005, 1071, 1072, 1089, 1671, 2197, 2517, 2816-2841, 3607, 3841, 4082, 4193
MGTP: Prayer (extensive listing)

Related WebLinks

Nave's Topical Bible: Christ, Prayers of
http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/naves-topical-bible/ntb.cgi?number=T2807

The Blood of the Lamb, the Conquering Weapon
A sermon by C.H. Spurgeon delivered on Lord's-day morning, September 9, 1888, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, Sermon no. 2043.
"This is the way in which you should use this plea. Say, 'My God, I am utterly unworthy, and I own it; but, I beseech thee, hear me for the honour of thy dear Son. By his agony and bloody sweat, by his cross and passion, by his precious death and burial, I beseech thee hear me! O Lord, let the blood of thine Only-begotten prevail with thee! Canst thou put aside his groans, his tears, his death, when they speak on my behalf?' If you can thus come to pleading terms with God upon this ground, you must and will prevail. Jesus must be heard in heaven. The voice of his blood is eloquent with God. If you plead the atoning sacrifice, you must overcome through the blood of the Lamb." -- C.H. Spurgeon
http://www.covenantofgrace.com/spurgeon_the_blood_of_the_lamb.htm



Discipleship (Women)

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (Act 17:28)

See the Theological Notes, "Pleasing God," at 1 Thessalonians 2:6 in The Reformation Study Bible.

Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. (Psalm 48:11)

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

As the apostle says to Timothy, so also he says to every-one, Give yourself to reading. . . . He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains proves that he has no brains of his own . . . You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works, especially the Puritanic writers, and expositions of the Bible . . . the best way for you to spend your leisure is to be either reading or praying. -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:30)

The Captain of our Salvation, made perfect, made complete, through suffering -- if our Lord himself had to go through that, as he endured the cross, despising the shame, and is now set down at the right hand of God -- that's why I think there is a key word which James Stewart uses, which I expand upon here, 'He conquered not in spite of the Darkness, fear of evil, he conquered through it' and I believe it is the same in your life and mine. We may not like it, but we conquer through the pain and through the suffering. -- Ravi Zacharias in "Ravi Talks About his Book Why Suffering"

The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame. (Zephaniah 3:5)

The four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah are Isaiah 42:1-9; Isaiah 49:1-7; Isaiah 50:4-11; and Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12. See the annotations in The Reformation Study Bible.

Our Triune God has ordained that the preeminent leader of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ, the God Man, Our Righteousness. (John 1:1-18; Matthew 19:30; Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 49:7; Colossians 1:16-19; Colossians 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:11-15; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12, and so forth, and so on). Human leadership is also divinely ordained and tends to devolve to those who are most perfectly at one with Christ, and to those who also know the most Truth (the Apostle Paul, Saint Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Puritan leaders, The Scots Worthies, and so forth, and so on.)
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:28). See: (Matthew 19:28, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter into thy master's joy. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:21 1599 Geneva Bible)
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:34). See: (Matthew 25:34, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And he said unto him, Well, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little thing, take thou authority over ten cities. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 19:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Therefore I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:29, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17). See: (Romans 8:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3). See: (1 Corinthians 6:3, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6). See: (Ephesians 2:6, 1599 Geneva Bible)
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and corrections among the people:
To bind their kings in chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
That they may execute upon them the judgment that is written: this honor shall be to all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.
(Psalm 149:7-9, 1599 Geneva Bible)
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12). (1 Timothy 2:12, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:26). See: (Revelation 2:26, 1599 Geneva Bible)
To serve God is to reign. -- Seneca (4 BC -- 65 AD)

Son, whatever weakens your reasoning, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes away your relish for spiritual things; in short, if anything increases the authority and power of the flesh over the Spirit, then that to you becomes sin, however good it is in itself. -- Susanna Wesley's answer to her son, John Wesley, who asked her to define sin. -- cited in Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom (editors), Topical Encyclopedia of Living Quotations

*Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The One Thing Necessary, ISBN: 1877611360. Available in THE REFORMED PASTOR.
A treatise on the sin of Martha.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), Walking With God: The Description, Reasons and Reward of the Believer's Walking With God: On Genesis v. 24, [Genesis 5:24] ISBN: 1877611360.

Bobgan, Deidre, Lord of the Dance: The Beauty of the Disciplined Life, ISBN: 0890815836 9780890815830.
"Employs the disciplines and techniques of ballet as an extended metaphor for the Christian life. Intended for women, but most of the teaching is general to all Christians: honoring God, putting off and putting on, prayer, the Word, discipline, the tongue, submission to God and to husband, bearing fruit. 'The ballerina has not attained this state of perfection easily or magically. Her artistic development did not occur in a cocoon of sleep or dreams, but rather through years of rigorous training and practice. In like manner, the woman of grace who belongs to the Lord moves confidently through life, expressing consistent love in words and actions emanating from a deep abiding presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. . . . Each time she has chosen God's will above her own, she has developed more and more confidence in God'." -- David Powlison

*Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), The Everlasting Righteousness, or How Shall man be Just With God? A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
"First published in 1874, THE EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, may be the best book on the doctrine of justification by faith alone ever written.
"Since the seventeenth century, the church's adherence to the central doctrine of the Christian faith has been weakening; in the twentieth century it has all but disappeared. But to those who remain faithful -- to those who are called of God -- justification by faith alone is the best news there could ever be: that Christ died for our sins, and we shall live forever because of Christ's righteousness.
"Justification by faith alone -- the 'principal hinge of religion,' according to John Calvin, the 'doctrine by which the church stands or falls,' according to Martin Luther -- is salvation. Without it, all hope is lost; with it, Heaven gained. Bonar's discussion is without equal in the English language." -- John W. Robbins
The Everlasting Righteousness; or, How Shall man be Just With God?
http://books.google.com/books?id=nQMDAAAAQAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Case, Thomas (1598-1682), The Excellent Woman, a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, Dec. 16, 1658. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"THE EXCELLENT WOMAN examines the book of Proverbs to teach of the value and character of the virtuous woman. In the forward Dr. William Sprague writes, 'This is a work that will bear to be read more than once, and each successive reading will be likely to reveal some new gem of thought, which, in the general mass of excellence, had been overlooked before. It is a book suitable for the husband to present to his wife, the mother to her daughter, and the brother to his sister; and the more widely it is circulated, the better for the country and the world'." -- Publisher

Case, Thomas (1598-1682), The Imitation of the Saints, Opened in Some Practical Meditations Upon the Death of Mrs. Anne Brown, Late Wife of Mr. Peter Brown of Hammersmith. Alternate title: HAGIO-MIMESIS.

Elliot, Elisabeth, Trusting God in a Twisted World, ISBN: 0800753038 9780800753030.
Counsel on many subjects.

*James, John Angell (1785-1859), Female Piety or the Young Woman's Friend and Guide Through Life to Immortality, ISBN: 1573581038 9781573581035.
"This is another in a series of books on the family. By the author of THE CHRISTIAN FATHER'S PRESENT TO HIS CHILDREN, this is James' book on raising a godly daughter. He deals with early piety, the elevation of women by the gospel, the importance of personal religion, and how to be a good wife and mother. This is a book every parent should read to their daughters. Here is a book that girls should read to know what to become, and boys should read to know what to look for! There is a foreword by Mrs. Edna Gerstner." -- Publisher

James, John Angell (1785-1859), and Don Kistler, A Woman's Mission, ISBN: 1573581178 9781573581172. Available in FEMALE PIETY OR THE YOUNG WOMAN'S FRIEND AND GUIDE THROUGH LIFE TO IMMORTALITY.

Kent, Carol, When I lay my Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances, ISBN: 9781608144389 1608144380.
"Change the way you think about personal challenges. Sometimes we make sacrifices to help us get ahead, to allow us more time with family, or because we believe in the cause. And then there are sacrifices in which we have no say, Isaac experiences as in Genesis 22, thrust upon us without warning or survival instructions. This audiobook outlines eight transformational power principles that Gene and Carol Kent learned in the process of facing the news that forever changed their lives, Their twenty-five-year-old son, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with an impeccable military record, shot and killed his wife's ex-husband. Jason Paul Kent, long recognized for his exemplary character, now walks a path no one could have predicted and his family lives in the aftermath of a devastation most cannot imagine. Carol's candid retelling of her emotional and spiritual agony will touch your heart. The principles the Kents learned in the process of surviving such unspeakable circumstances will bolster your faith, renew your hope, and challenge you to new levels of personal and spiritual commitment." -- Publisher
Kent, Carol, When I lay my Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances (Extraordinary Women Association), DVD.

Masters, Lavonne, Memorize and Meditate, ISBN: 0840732287 9780840732286.
"Masters combines practical, easy-to-use memorization methods with Biblical principles of mediation to produce a memory plan that works." -- GCB

*Miller, C. John "Jack" (1928-1996), and Rose Marie Miller, Sonship Course: World Harvest Mission Leadership Training Program, Nurture Training for Ministry, Equipping Others for Ministry. Alternate title: LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM: NURTURE, TRAINING FOR MINISTRY, EQUIPPING OTHERS FOR MINISTRY (Jenkintown, PA [World Harvest, Box 2175, Jenkintown 19046]: World Harvest, 1988).
This course was developed to prepare World Harvest missionaries to work in the field. The course includes small group participation and Biblical counseling.
"The first half of the Sonship track focuses on the doctrines of Justification, Sanctification, and Adoption. The last half lays the foundation for love. We look at how the Gospel affects the way we look at ourselves. Our goal was that increasingly your self-image should be rooted in God's view of you clothed in the perfect righteousness of Christ . . . What we aim at here is to encourage the trainee to learn from Christ how to build a holy life, a life of love to your neighbor. This is done self-consciously relying always on his or her free justification by faith. Sanctification by faith issues from knowing always that my standing as a son is assured by justification by Christ alone through faith alone. Thus the heart of our counseling on character development centers in affirmation of Christ's work for us, and Christ's work in us through the Spirit. But within that framework we attempt seriously to involve each trainee in ongoing repentance, putting off old habits and sins and putting on Christ-like love and faith. . . . Much focus is laid on teamwork. . . . The skill of evangelism . . . is the believer's primary emphasis in the course of training because the staff believes that evangelism is necessary for a healthy Christian life . . . Evangelism rightly understood affects both the faith and the Christian life of the one who shares Christ's message." -- C. John Miller and Rose Marie Miller
Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Rose Marie Miller, Paul Miller, Rick Downs, David M. Desforge, et al., Sonship, a set of 16 sound cassettes (audiobook on tape), [audio files].
World Harvest Mission
http://www.whm.org/home.htm

Miller, Rose Marie, Romans (Jenkintown, PA [World Harvest, Box 2175, Jenkintown 19046]: World Harvest, 1985).
An excellent study of Romans based on Ray Stedman's study of Romans. Ties in beautifully with the SONSHIP COURSE by C. John Miller and Rosemarie Miller.
World Harvest Mission
http://www.whm.org/home.htm

*Owen, John (1616-1683), Sin and Temptation: The Challenge to Personal Godliness. ISBN: 1556618301 9781556618307. A Christian classic.
"The concept of sin and personal responsibility has all but disappeared from our world. John Owen deals with the nature of sinful humanity as no writer since has done as keenly or thoroughly, arguing that sin is always a self-deceiving, blinding folly. Owen was a leading English statesman in the late 17th century and is considered 'the John Calvin of England'." -- Publisher

*Owen, John (1616-1683), Kelly M. Kapic (editor), Justin Taylor (editor), Overcoming Sin and Temptation, ISBN: 1581346492 9781581346497.
"The writings of John Owen are a challenge to any reader, to say the least. His intricacy and complexity are intimidating and his language is downright befuddling at times. However, the depth of thought and the immense value of Owen's works cannot be quantified. His three classic works on sin and temptation are profoundly helpful to any believer who seeks to become more like Jesus Christ.
"In this volume, the editors have made updates to the language, translated the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and footnoted difficult or unknown phrases, all without sacrificing any of the wonderful content of Owen's work. It is a uniquely accessible edition of John Owen's previously daunting work." -- Publisher
"The editors of this volume have worked hard to make Owen's unrivalled insight into the Christian's inner war with sin accessible to all, and the result is truly a godsend." -- J.I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College
"John Owen understood how the gospel makes us well. Three cheers for Kapic and Taylor for introducing a new generation to Owen's peerless works." -- Sinclair B. Ferguson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C.
"1. They have provided us with an unabridged but updated text. Spelling is modernized and Americanized, mistakes from previous editions are corrected, and archaic words are updated.
"2. The work is footnoted to define essential and difficult words. This will help the reader with comprehension.
"3. All the Greek, Hebrew, and Latin words and phrases and transliterated and translated for the reader. A great example of this is on page 48 where the reader who has no knowledge of Greek will be greatly helped in the discussion with the transliterations and translations.
"4. The General Index and Scripture Index at the end of the work is fabulous. All books ought to have indexes like this. Pastors and teachers will be well served in sermon and lesson preparation.
"5. The most important feature of this updated work are the outlines for all three of Owen's books at the end of this edition. The reader should begin here and orient himself to the flow of Owen's thought. In fact, much can be gained by reading just the outline." -- Reader's Comment

Tada, Joni Eareckson, and Steve Estes, A Step Further: Growing Closer to God Through Hurt and Hardship, ISBN: 0310239710 9780310239710.
"Joni has written candidly and simply about one of the knottiest questions of human existence, that of the meaning of suffering. Her own trust illuminates every page." -- Elisabeth Elliot

Vincent, Thomas (1634-1678), and Don Kistler, The Good Work Begun in the day of Grace Performed Until the day of Christ: With, Christ the Best Husband, an Invitation to Young Women Unto Christ, and The Best Gift, God's Call Upon Young men for Their Hearts, ISBN: 1573580821 9781573580823.

*Whitefield, George (1714-1770), Christ the Best Husband: Or an Earnest Invitation to Young Women to Come and see Christ, preached to a Society of Young Women, in Fetter-Lane.
http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/whitefie.htm

*Zacharias, Ravi, Has Christianity Failed You?, ISBN: 9780310269557 0310269555.
Ravi Zacharias considers this to be his most important book.
"HAS CHRISTIANITY FAILED YOU? is for you, if you have struggled to understand what exactly it is you believe. Acclaimed apologist Ravi Zacharias explores the hard questions about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. In his landmark new book, he addresses the struggle he hears from both skeptics and Christians: Has Christianity failed us? And can irrefutable charges be brought against it by skeptics and disappointed believers alike?
"In 2006, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) held an open forum at the Fox Theater in Atlanta to address the subject: 'Has Christianity Failed You?' Tickets were sold for the event and -- to the complete surprise of everyone -- the event was sold out with a capacity crowd of over 5,000. People lined up offering to buy tickets from folks in line for higher prices. Before the event, an RZIM cameraman walked the streets and asked people if they had rejected the faith they held at one time. One answered that, because of a Christian's rejection of his gay lifestyle he had done just that. Another answered that she had left her faith because she had fallen into adultery and could never live it down in the church. Others had their own reasons. Some said it was just intellectually untenable in an age of reason. They chose to come to the event to judge if there were adequate answers. It is estimated that for every one person who writes a letter or attends an event, there are one thousand who agree. If the Atlanta crowd was any indication, the question is real and troubling. Why is it that many live with silent doubt, many leaving the 'evangelical fold' for something else? Is there something wrong with the message, the communicator, the hearer . . . or is it all three? It's time to ask the hard questions of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and why it seems as though God has made it so hard to continue believing. In fact, the son of a prominent U.S. Senator phoned me with that very question. 'Why has God made it so hard to believe in Him?' Such skepticism is not just representative of the hostile; it also represents many honest questioners. This book attempts to lay out the response to those within as well as those outside the Christian faith, so as to understand what it is we believe, and why it is so hard to do so. More to the point: Why it is actually so hard to deny God and still make sense out of life? In the end the answers should be both felt and real, with the added truth that God is nearer than you think. He desires that we sense Him very near to us, and not distant. But closeness comes at a cost just as any relationship of love and commitment does.
"For over thirty-five years, Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world in great halls and universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and numerous universities internationally. He is listed as a Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He has appeared on CNN and other international broadcasts. The author of several books for adults and children, he powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. His most recent works include WALKING FROM EAST TO WEST, A MEMOIR; THE GRAND WEAVER, AN EXPLORATION OF GOD'S INTENTION IN BOTH THE ORDINARY AND THE STARTLING ELEMENTS OF LIFE; AND THE END OF REASON, A REBUTTAL OF THE CLAIMS OF THE SO-CALLED NEW ATHEISTS. His weekly radio program, 'Let My People Think,' is broadcast on 1,692 stations worldwide, and his weekday program, 'Just Thinking,' is on 412. He is founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children and reside in Atlanta." -- Publisher
Has Christianity Failed You? (part 2 of 2), by Ravi Zacharias
"There are an awful lot of Christians walking around these days who are disappointed with their faith. They've been hurt by the church or other believers and it's affected their walk with God."
Includes rare, frank, and wise commentary on the institution of marriage.
http://www.rzim.org/resources/listen/letmypeoplethink.aspx?archive=1&pid=1911
Has Christianity Failed You? Ravi Zacharias' conversation with Danielle DuRant
"You have to have variety in your devotional life, in your relational life, in your church life. And it is important to remain balanced -- to keep physically healthy, to keep your viewing life enchanted so that you're looking at the right things."
http://www.rzim.org/just-thinking/has-christianity-failed-you/

See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, Immanuel, christ's presence, christ in you, The love and justice of god, oneness, Loving and obeying god, Discipleship, Christ our example, The priesthood of all believers, Reconciliation of relationships, The believer's position in christ and sonship, Adoption into god's family, god's family, Happiness, holiness, Eternal life, immortality, Heaven, Sharing christ with your children, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Womanhood, The ten commandments (women), Works of martha finley, and so forth, and so on.
TCRB5: 3874-3877

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Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
"Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
http://www.shortercatechism.com/

Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html

Is There Meaning in Evil and Suffering? (part 1 of 2), Ravi Zacharias
http://rzim.org/let-my-people-think-broadcasts/is-there-meaning-in-evil-and-suffering-part-1-of-2

Is There Meaning in Evil and Suffering? (part 2 of 2), Ravi Zacharias
http://rzim.org/let-my-people-think-broadcasts/is-there-meaning-in-evil-and-suffering-part-2-of-2

The Mirror of Evil, an essay by Eleonore Stump
"Eleonore Stump is The Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. She received a Ph.D. in medieval studies and medieval philosophy from Cornell University in 1975." Caveat: Saint Louis University is a Jesuit school. See her curriculum vitae.
The essay comes from WANDERING IN DARKNESS: NARRATIVE AND THE PROBLEM OF SUFFERING.
http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/fellenm/Handouts_files/215/Stump.pdf

The Law of a Sound Mind, Peter Masters
"By discarding the law of a sound mind (the protection provided by the reasoning faculty), Charismatics have rendered themselves highly gullible in the face of false teaching, exaggeration, and lies. They have become notably vulnerable to religious charlatans and rogues, as the 1987 crisis in American religious television (which is predominantly Charismatic), has demonstrated. Emotionalism is rampant among them, and because all are free to do whatever seems right in their own eyes, serious spiritual lawlessness is widespread. These things are the inevitable result of laying aside the objective standard of God's Word, the faculty of judgment, and the power of self-control, all of which are brought into play by the sound mind." -- Peter Masters
http://www.trinityfoundation.org/PDF/Review_272_masters.pdf



The Ten Commandments (Women)

See the Theological Notes, "The Law of God," at Exodus 20:1 in The Reformation Study Bible.

See the Theological Notes, "The Three Purposes of the Law" at Deuteronomy 13:10 in The Reformation Study Bible.

"Ultimately the Seventh Commandment (Exodus 20:14), is about our fidelity to Christ." To fracture the Seventh Commandment is to break covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Davidman, Joy, Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments, ISBN: 066424680X.
"The wife of C.S. Lewis interprets the Ten Commandments and passes on observations she has made concerning those who have attempted to order their lives according to the Decalogue." -- Cyril J. Barber

Klaus, Sandra, Ten to Grow on: Teaching the Ten Commandments to Today's Children, ISBN: 0310540615 9780310540618.
"For ages 8-12. Introduction to each commandment, modern-day story which illustrates the commandment, discussion questions, memory verse activities, song suggestions, classroom activities, and reproducible puzzles." -- GCB

McNair, Mac. and Amy McNair, Ten Principles for a Successful Marriage: Practical Lessons From the Ten Commandments, ISBN: 1581820224 9781581820225.
"Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, and most people can even name a few of them. Through fifty-five years of marriage Mac and Amy McNair have drawn from them the following guidelines for living together:

"A simply written, deeply personal look at marriage, TEN PRINCIPLES FOR A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE is a recounting of the principles that have guided the authors in their own marriage. While at first these insights may seem like simple common courtesy and common sense, the McNairs have found a great deal of profundity in this very simplicity. Inspired by the Ten Commandments, TEN PRINCIPLES FOR A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE is an intensely practical, time-tested guide to happy, successful living that could be applied to other areas of life as well.
"Mac McNair is a former career Air Force officer, professor at North Carolina State University, and director of aerospace programs at the Pentagon. Currently president of McNair Associates, a management consulting firm, he also is chairman of the Executive Leadership Foundation, which seeks to apply Judeo-Christian ethics in business and society. He also is co-author of the leadership development program for the U.S. Attorney General's office. Amy McNair, a homemaker, teaches classes with Mac on the principles of successful marriage. They live near Atlanta, Georgia." -- Publisher

Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Christ and the 10 Commandments; Harmony in Home Through the 5th Commandment (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette CM106 [audio file].

See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The ten commandments: the moral law, The covenant faithfulness of god, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, and so forth, and so on.
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"Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
http://www.shortercatechism.com/

Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html



Womanhood

See the Theological Notes, "The Fall" at Genesis 3:6 in The Reformation Study Bible.

See the Theological Notes, "Pleasing God," at 1 Thessalonians 2:6 in The Reformation Study Bible.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. (Proverbs 31:30)

Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. (Psalm 48:11)

But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:30)

The four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah are Isaiah 42:1-9; Isaiah 49:1-7; Isaiah 50:4-11; and Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12. See the annotations in The Reformation Study Bible.

Our Triune God has ordained that the preeminent leader of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ, the God Man, Our Righteousness. (John 1:1-18; Matthew 19:30; Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 49:7; Colossians 1:16-19; Colossians 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:11-15; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12, and so forth, and so on). Human leadership is also divinely ordained and tends to devolve to those who are most perfectly at one with Christ, and to those who also know the most Truth (the Apostle Paul, Saint Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Puritan leaders, The Scots Worthies, and so forth, and so on.)
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:28). See: (Matthew 19:28, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter into thy master's joy. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:21 1599 Geneva Bible)
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:34). See: (Matthew 25:34, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And he said unto him, Well, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little thing, take thou authority over ten cities. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 19:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Therefore I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:29, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17). See: (Romans 8:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3). See: (1 Corinthians 6:3, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6). See: (Ephesians 2:6, 1599 Geneva Bible)
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and corrections among the people:
To bind their kings in chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
That they may execute upon them the judgment that is written: this honor shall be to all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.
(Psalm 149:7-9, 1599 Geneva Bible)
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12) (1 Timothy 2:12, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:26). See: (Revelation 2:26, 1599 Geneva Bible)
To serve God is to reign. -- Seneca (4 BC -- 65 AD)

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:28,29)

But after all, there is no guide for the formation of female character, morally or religiously considered, like the inspired one. A woman unacquainted with the Bible, and ignorant of its contents, as affecting her own conduct, character, and history, has yet to know the finest patterns of female loveliness. The Bible is the best mirror by which most accurately to know what you are, and to become what you should be; before which you may adjust all the moral habiliments of the soul, and from which you may go forth adorned with all the beauties of holiness, clothed with the garment of purity, and decorated with the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. -- John Angell James

*Adams, Jay E., The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image, ISBN: 0890815534 9780890815533.
"The self-esteem fad has spread as people combat what is seen as the great modern enemy: low self-esteem rooted in childhood neglect and criticism. Adams traces the roots of these ideas in Adler and Maslow. Challenges the notion of psychological 'needs' ('Scratch out the word "need" and substitute the word "desire," and the result will be a much more accurate reading of the facts.'), Exegetes the two great commandments ('Love yourself?'), and Romans 6/Colossians 3 ('Man of infinite worth?'). Unpacks biblical view of self-loathing and self-denial. 'While there is no concern evidenced in the Bible about people having too little self-esteem, and therefore no directions for enhancing self-esteem, God does indicate that He wants us to evaluate ourselves accurately.' (Summary, p. 119). Most of book rebuts popular errors; last seven pages give positive ideas for helping depressed counselees." -- David Powlison
"How to evaluate the modern movement promoting 'self' and Psychology, ideas now well entrenched in many churches. How to determine if this movement has any biblical basis and how Christians can relate to these teachings. Related item: Ganz's PSYCHOBABBLE: THE FAILURE OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY AND THE BIBLICAL ALTERNATIVE." -- Publisher

*Adams, Jay E., From Forgiven to Forgiving: Discover the Path to Biblical Forgiveness, ISBN: 1879737124 9781879737129.
"For the 'average Christian,' to shed light on all aspects of forgiveness seeking and granting, and to counter erroneous views. How do forgiven persons -- God's children -- become forgiving persons? Defines, illustrates, motivates and challenges people to deal with forgiveness issues biblically. Clear thinking is essential: 'Labels are important not only as signs of the thing they signify but also as signposts that point to solutions to the problems they categorize.' Tackles unbiblical concepts such as forgiving self, forgiving God, apologizing, 'forgive and forget'." -- David Powlison
"A detailed look at forgiveness from the Bible. He finds that much of what passes for Biblical teaching on this subject just plain misses the mark." -- GCB

*Andreola, Karen, Beautiful Girlhood, ISBN: 1883934028 9781883934026.
"The book deals primarily with the Christian character development, moral virtues, and manners of pre-teen and teenage girls. It is one of the best-selling titles in the home schooling community." -- Publisher

Barnes, Emilie The Spirit of Loveliness, ISBN: 0736900411 9780736900416.
"This book really deserves more than a ten. Emilie Barnes has an inheritance of brilliance in ideas for the home -- and this book sums them up! With lovely hand-drawn illustrations, this book is one of the best motivators for creating a beautiful home I've ever seen. The book is printed as beautifully as you could desire, and would make a wonderful gift. I love it!" -- Reader's Comment

Barnes, Emilie, Things Happen When Women Care, ISBN: 0890818371 9780890818374.
"This insightful look at developing friendships will give you the tools you need to start on the great adventure of caring for others." -- GCB

Barnes, Emilie, Michal Sparks (illustrator), and Anne Christian Buchanan (contributor), A Little Book of Manners: Etiquette for Young Ladies, ISBN: 1565076788 9781565076785.
"Aimed at girls six to ten, this book introduces children to basic good manners, explaining the 'whys' as well as the 'hows' and stressing a loving attitude over simply following rules. Like LET'S HAVE A TEA PARTY, this book is written from the point of view of Emilie Marie, a little girl who is basically Emilie as a child -- passing along information Emilie has learned as an adult." -- Publisher

Berry, Jo, Becoming God's Special Woman: Develop Self-Worth His Way, ISBN: 0800752198 9780800752194.
"Answers such questions as: Do you believe that God created you just as you are for a purpose? Would you like power to change your life? Are you moving toward God's ideal for your life?" -- GCB

Berry, Jo, The Priscilla Principle: Making Your Life a Ministry, ISBN: 0310426316 9780310426318.

Betters, Sharon W., Treasures of Encouragement: Women Helping Women in the Church, ISBN: 0875520979 9780875520971.
"Security in your relationship with Christ can lead you to reach out to others in your church, your community, and your family! Do you know someone who is hurting, depressed, lonely? This book will help you find ways to help that person -- to build one another up. What a wonderful ministry! The Ministry of Encouragement!" -- Reader's Comment

Bilezikian, Gilbert, Beyond Sex Roles: A Guide for the Study of Female Roles in the Bible, ISBN: 0801008859 9780801008856.

Caldwell, Genevieve, First Person, Singular, ISBN: 0840730721 9780840730725.
"She [the author], sees Christian single women shortchanging themselves and encourages them to shake off the shroud of passivity and actively build new, meaningful relationships." -- Cyril J. Barber

Calvin, John (1509-1564), 1 [1 Timothy], 2 Timothy and Titus, ISBN: 1581340214 9781581340211 1856841839 9781856841832.

Calvin, John (1509-1564), A Sermon of John Calvin, Upon the First Epistle of Paul to Timothy [1 Timothy], published for the benefit and edifying of the Church of God. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in CAVLIN'S COMMENTARIES, vol. 21.
Calvin on the True Calling of Women
http://truecovenanter.com/calvin/calvin_19_on_Timothy.html

Carmichael, Amy, Toward Jerusalem.
"Amy Carmichaels's collection of poetry is breathtaking. In TOWARDS JERUSALEM, Miss Carmichael shares her deep love for the Lord through her writings. They have a lyrical flow that helps you grasp the 'bigger picture' of life and love. Poems such as 'In Acceptance Lieth Peace' calmed and soothed my soul, and indeed did help me to see where peace shall come from. Her poems range in topic from Life issues to Love issues, but are all Christ-Centered. I was deeply touched and inspired. A good companion to read along with TOWARDS . . . is CANDLES IN THE DARK, another one of Miss Carmichael's inspiring books." -- Reader's Comment

Collinges, John, The Excellent Woman.

*Cox, Samuel, The Book of Ruth, ISBN: 0865241406 9780865241404.
"The devotional nature of this commentary does not detract from its expository value. While popular in style, it exhibits a remarkable understanding of human nature. A work of real merit." -- Cyril J. Barber

Dabney, Robert Lewis (1820-1898), and Benjamin Breckinridge, Women's Rights Women (Feminism, Infidel Democracy, Egalitarianism and . . . Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Dorrington, Theophilus, The Excellent Woman Described by her True Characters and Their Opposites.

*Elliot, Elisabeth, Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control, ISBN: 080075137X 9780800751371.
"Perhaps the best and most readable book on this subject. Using her own past with Jim Elliot, she writes a book that clearly sets the teaching of the Bible in easy to understand terms. Warmly personal, strongly Biblical." -- GCB
"Popular seminar speaker Elisabeth Elliot has written a book about bringing one's love life under the authority of Jesus Christ. She gives direction in such areas as singleness or marriage, putting God's desires ahead of personal desires, what men look for in a woman, virginity and chastity, and the man's and woman's role in relationships." -- Publisher

*Havergal, Frances, Kept for the Master's Use, ISBN: 080246582X. A Christian classic.
"If ever a woman lived her whole life as if she were married to Christ, it is Frances Havergal. Her every breath was drawn for Him, and so her every utterance breathed of Him . . . You will thrill to her expressions of praise. And when she leads us to a dedicated Christian life, we find it compelling. By all means read this book. You will never forget it." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
Kept for the Master's Use
http://books.google.com/books?id=xnoVhMW4_jIC&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

*Havergal, Frances, The Poems and Hymns of Christ's Sweet Singer, ISBN: 0879831634 9780879831639.
"All her poetry and prose is saturated with the Living Word. It has a freshness and power which only the eternal dew of heavenly truth could impart. She was know to look to the Lord long and prayerfully before putting pen to paper. She once wrote to her sister, 'If I am to write to any good, a great deal of living must go into a very little writing.' Her hymns, her poetry, and her prose breathe with the fire of love to her Savior. She lived very close, devoting the most of her earnings to missions. By the time of her death one of her volumes of poetry reached its 30th edition, and another was in its 38th. She began to read the Bible at age 4 and never ceased to study it. She lived as she wrote in that famous hymn: 'Take my life, and let it be, consecrated, Lord, to Thee, Take my moments and my days; Let them flow in ceaseless praise.' Readers thrill at all she writes. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

*Hunt, Susan, Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women, ISBN: 0891077197 9780891077190.
"This is a fine treatment of a subject very close to my heart. May older women heed the call to mother the younger, and may the younger women be teachable." -- Elisabeth Elliot
"This is a jewel of a book. By sensitively examining Paul's instructions in Titus 2, Susan Hunt calls women to powerfully affect our nation and world with the love of God -- one person at a time." -- Beverly LaHaye
"Hunt has lots of experience in the area this book covers. She is very active in the PCA's W.I.C. program. The book comes with glowing recommendations by Elisabeth Elliot, Bev LaHaye, Charles Dunahoo, Connie Marshner, and Debra Evans. She believes that the church needs to restore the ministry of older women to younger women." -- GCB

Hunt, Susan, The True Woman: The Beauty and Strength of a Godly Woman, ISBN: 0891079270 9780891079279.
"This book challenges women to review their lives. It begins with a definition of what the Bible defines as a True Woman. Each chapter is prefaced with a real account from a Godly woman and her struggles with real life situations. It is peppered with illustrations of women who have walked with God. There are wonderful Scriptural references to help determine the Biblical purpose of women. It is a challenge to all Christian women to find out how to be a True Woman of God in today's world." -- Reader's Comment

Hunter, Emily, Christian Charm Course: Student's Manual, ISBN: 0890815089 9780890815083.
"Aimed at young girls, this popular study book has been used by countless home school families to teach young girls good manners and godly behavior. With practical guidelines for grooming, dress, politeness, conversation skills, and spiritual growth, this book will help children integrate inner beauty with outer beauty." -- Publisher

*James, John Angell (1785-1859), Female Piety or the Young Woman's Friend and Guide Through Life to Immortality, ISBN: 1573581038 9781573581035.
"This is another in a series of books on the family. By the author of THE CHRISTIAN FATHER'S PRESENT TO HIS CHILDREN, this is James' book on raising a godly daughter. He deals with early piety, the elevation of women by the gospel, the importance of personal religion, and how to be a good wife and mother. This is a book every parent should read to their daughters. Here is a book that girls should read to know what to become, and boys should read to know what to look for! There is a foreword by Mrs. Edna Gerstner." -- Publisher

James, John Angell (1785-1859), and Don Kistler, A Woman's Mission, ISBN: 1573581178 9781573581172. Available in FEMALE PIETY OR THE YOUNG WOMAN'S FRIEND AND GUIDE THROUGH LIFE TO IMMORTALITY.

*Kassian, Mary A., Women, Creation and the Fall, ISBN: 0891075526 9780891075523.
"There isn't a better book around which lays the Scriptural foundations for the roles of men and women. Mrs. Kassian firmly upholds biblical authority, and starts right at the beginning -- the creation of Adam and Even in Genesis. That is, both men and women were created in God's image, but both sinned and were both cursed.
"Kassian presents the Scriptural framework for God's order in the home and the church: benevolent male headship and female submission. As Ephesians 5:24-25 says 'Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.'
"But Kassian also warns against shortcomings by both sexes, e.g. male despotism and female rebellion.
"Finally, she applies relentless logic and sound analysis of the scriptures to refute so-called 'biblical' feminism. I see this aberration in the same way as creation compromises (e.g. gap theory, day-age, theistic evolution): trying to interpret the infallible Word of God by the fallible theories of sinful human beings.
"Be sure to get her subsequent book THE FEMINIST GOSPEL: THE MOVEMENT TO UNITE FEMINISM WITH THE CHURCH. This shows, among other things, how many of the first generation of 'biblical' feminists started by 'reinterpreting' God's word to fit fashionable feminist theory. Later, they slid further down the slippery slope into complete apostasy.
"For a very thorough and detailed refutation of 'biblical' feminism, I recommend RECOVERING BIBLICAL MANHOOD AND WOMANHOOD by Piper and Grudem. -- Reader's Comment

Krabbendam, Henry, The Spiritual Role of the Woman (part 1 of 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette HKR01 [audio file].

Krabbendam, Henry, The Spiritual Role of the Woman (part 2 of 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette HKR02 [audio file].

Langberg, D., Dignity of Women in Christ: Her Relationships (Westminster Media).
Audio cassette DWC03 [audio files] and video V023 [DVD].

Matzat, Don, Christ Esteem: Where the Search for Self-Esteem Ends, ISBN: 0890817847 9780890817841.
"Matzat responds to the search for self-knowledge with a solid, Biblical truth: What we need is Christ-esteem, not self-esteem! Matzat points to the lasting identity that Christ offers." -- GCB

McKinney-Hammond, Michelle, Secrets of an Irresistible Woman, ISBN: 1565078438 9781565078437.
"No matter where you want to go in life, you've got to have the right directions or you'll never reach your destination. No one going to LA gets on a plane that's headed for Florida, or takes directions from someone who's never been there. Therefore when it comes to relationships it only makes sense to take directions from the One who mapped out the way to true love. Since sense is not as common as some would like to think, it's safe to say that God's Word, whether you acknowledge Him or not, just makes good sense. And mama made sense too, she might not have known or explained why, but she had a point. Hopefully after absorbing the principles I share in this book, you will use you head as well as your heart, along with a good dose of spiritual discernment to arrive joyfully at your love destination." -- Michelle McKinney Hammond

Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Becoming a Full-time Woman: Prayer and Christian Womanhood. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

*Miller, C. John "Jack" (1928-1996), Finding Healthy Self-Esteem Through Being Completely Forgiven (Quality Living Series. Jenkintown, PA [World Harvest, Box 2175, Jenkintown, 19046]: World Harvest, 1987).
"Do you feel inadequate? That you need to do more or be better in order to be happy and fulfilled? You may not realize it, but your biggest problem is . . . you don't feel completely forgiven."
World Harvest Mission
http://www.whm.org/home.htm

Miller, C. John (1928-1996), The Role of Woman in the Home. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
World Harvest Mission
http://www.whm.org/home.htm

Pape, Dorothy R., In Search of God's Ideal Woman: A Fresh Look at What the New Testament Says About Women, ISBN: 0877848548 9780877848547.

Rice, Helen Steiner, Someone Cares, ISBN: 0800705246 9780800705244.
"For millions of readers, Helen Steiner Rice's poetry is a living testimony to God's action in human lives. SOMEONE CARES, one of Mrs. Rice's most popular collections, has now sold nearly a million copies. With an updated format and stunning watercolor art by Stan Myers, this new edition promises to be a hit with Mrs. Rice's many devoted fans.
This collection includes poems on loving God, loving others, God's love and presence, and the richness of family life. SOMEONE CARES shows how important it is to find someone who does care and to become someone who cares for others. It also reassures readers of God's love and presence, encouraging them to remember that the Someone above is always with us.
"In addition to Mrs. Rice's inspiring poems, SOMEONE CARES includes a personal statement of the author's faith entitled THIS I BELIEVE. This statement clearly reveals the spiritual dimension in Mrs. Rice's life, a quality that gives her work such universal appeal.
"Helen Steiner Rice, America's best-loved inspirational poet, wrote poems to encourage readers of all ages. Her popular books have sold more than six million copies. They include SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, A BOOK OF THANKS, and BLOSSOMS OF FRIENDSHIP.
"Stan Myers is an award-winning artist and member of the prestigious National Watercolor Society. His work is included in private and corporate collections and is represented by several galleries in the Midwest." -- Reader's Comment
Helen Steiner Rice is the favorite poetess of D. James Kennedy.

Spencer, Emalyn, With my Whole Heart: A Study of Whole-hearted Christian Devotion, Commitment and Service Based on Texts From Psalm One Hundred Nineteen

Spencer, Emalyn, A Woman That Feareth the Lord (Proverbs 31).

Sprague, William Buell, The Excellent Woman as Described in the Book of Proverbs.

Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), The Blood of the Lamb, the Conquering Weapon
A sermon by C.H. Spurgeon delivered on Lord's-day morning, September 9, 1888, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, Sermon no. 2043.
http://www.covenantofgrace.com/spurgeon_the_blood_of_the_lamb.htm

Stanfacon, Cheryl, Dignity of Women in Christ: Her Relationships (Westminster Media).
Audio cassette DWC03 [audio file], and video V023 [DVD].

Strom, Kay Marshall, Perfect in His Eyes: A Woman's Workshop on Self Esteem, ISBN: 0310336910 9780310336914.

Strom, Kay Marshall, Special Women in the Bible, ISBN: 0570034957 9780570034957.
Juvenile audience.

Van Eenwyk, F., Dignity of Women in Christ: Her Body (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette DWC01 [audio files] and video V021 [DVD].

Various, Dignity of Woman in Christ (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
A special set of four audio cassettes [audio files], featuring: Dr. Fay Van Eenwyk, "A Woman and Her Body," Dr. Cheryl Stanfacon, "A Woman and Her Emotions," Dr. Diane Langberg, "A Woman and Her Relationships," plus a Q&A session with these women.
Audio cassette CM104 [audio file].

Various, Dignity of Women in Christ: Panel Discussion (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette DWC04 [audio files] and video V024 [DVD].

Various, Virtuous Womanhood, Free Grace Broadcaster, Issue #196.
"Christianity's Influence on the Condition of Women," John Angell (1785-1859)
"Woman's Mission James," John Angell (1785-1859)
"The Virtuous Woman Described," Charles Bridges (1794-7869)
"Christ's Call to Young Women," Thomas Vincent (1634-1678)
"Grace for a Wife's Submission," William Gouge (1575-1653)
"For Mother's, Experienced or New James," John Angell (1785-1859)
"Christ's Work and Single Women," W.K. Tweedie (1803-1863)
"To a Recent Woman Convert," Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
"Grandmother in Glory," Jabez A. Burns (1805-1876)
http://www.chapellibrary.org/pdf-english/vwomfg.pdf

Various, The Gerritsen Collection of Women's History, 1543-1945: A Bibliographic Guide to the Microform Collection, ISBN: 0667006834 9780667006836.

Vincent, Thomas (1634-1678), and Don Kistler, The Good Work Begun in the day of Grace Performed Until the day of Christ: With, Christ the Best Husband, an Invitation to Young Women Unto Christ, and The Best Gift, God's Call Upon Young men for Their Hearts, ISBN: 1573580821 9781573580823.

Whitefield, George (1714-1770), Christ the Best Husband: Or an Earnest Invitation to Young Women to Come and see Christ, preached to a Society of Young Women in Fetter-Lane.
http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/whitefie.htm

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Men and Women

See the Theological Notes, "The Image of God," at Genesis 1:27 in The Reformation Study Bible.

See the Theological Notes, "Body and Soul, Male and Female," at Genesis 2:7 in The Reformation Study Bible.

Many marriages have been healed by a commitment to Christ first and to each other second. -- D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, What if Jesus had Never Been Born, p. 140

But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:30)

The four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah are Isaiah 42:1-9; Isaiah 49:1-7; Isaiah 50:4-11; and Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12. See the annotations in The Reformation Study Bible.

Our Triune God has ordained that the preeminent leader of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ, the God Man, Our Righteousness. (John 1:1-18; Matthew 19:30; Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 49:7; Colossians 1:16-19; Colossians 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:11-15; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12, and so forth, and so on). Human leadership is also divinely ordained and tends to devolve to those who are most perfectly at one with Christ, and to those who also know the most Truth (the Apostle Paul, Saint Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Puritan leaders, The Scots Worthies, and so forth, and so on.)
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:28). See: (Matthew 19:28, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter into thy master's joy. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:21 1599 Geneva Bible)
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:34). See: (Matthew 25:34, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And he said unto him, Well, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little thing, take thou authority over ten cities. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 19:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Therefore I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:29, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17). See: (Romans 8:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3). See: (1 Corinthians 6:3, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6). See: (Ephesians 2:6, 1599 Geneva Bible)
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and corrections among the people:
To bind their kings in chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
That they may execute upon them the judgment that is written: this honor shall be to all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.
(Psalm 149:7-9, 1599 Geneva Bible)
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12), (1 Timothy 2:12, 1599 Geneva Bible)
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:26). See: (Revelation 2:26, 1599 Geneva Bible)
To serve God is to reign. -- Seneca (4 BC -- 65 AD)

Cleaver, Robert, Roger Carr, Robert Cawdry, and John Dod, A Godly Forme of Houshold Gouernment: For the Ordering of Priuate Families, According to the Direction of Gods Word. Whereunto is adioyned in a more particular manner, the seuerall duties of the husband towards his wife: and the wiues dutie towards her husband: the parents dutie towards their children; and the childrens towards their parents: the masters dutie towards his seruants; and also the seruants dutie towards their masters. First gathered by R.C. and now newly perused, amended, and augmented, by Iohn Dod and Robert Cleuer.
Duties of Husband and Wife, John Dod and Robert Cleaver
http://www.westminsterconfession.org/godly-living/duties-of-husband-and-wife.php

*Davies, Samuel (1723-1761, editor), et al., The Godly Family: A Series of Essays on the Duties of Parents and Children, ISBN: 1877611735 9781877611735, 341 pages.
"Gary Ezzo has collected 16 essays and sermons from 17th and 18th century pastors on ordering a godly home. The book is divided into four section: 1) The Importance of Family Religion, 2) The Duties of Parents, 3) The Duties of Children, 4) The Eternal Family. . . . All of these have been retypeset and updated for easier reading." -- Publisher
"The necessity and excellence of family religion / by Samuel Davies -- The great duty of family religion / by George Whitefield -- A plain and serious address on the important subject of family religion / by Philip Doddridge -- Parental duties illustrated / by Samuel Worcester -- The duties of parents towards their children / by Henry Venn -- Disciplining children / by Arthur Hildersham -- On the method of instructing children / by Henry Venn -- Four sermons on the religious education of children / by Philip Doddridge -- Blessings consequent upon parental fidelity / by Thomas Houston -- The duties of children to their parents / by Samuel Stennett -- The duties of children / by Henry Venn -- Heaven considered as a family / by Samuel Stennett."

*Davies, Samuel (1723-1761), The Necessity and Excellence of Family Religion. Available in THE GODLY FAMILY: A SERIES OF ESSAYS ON THE DUTIES OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #22.
"Promotes daily family worship based on an indirect application of 1 Tim. 5:8, 'But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel'." -- Publisher

Dodd, Elizabeth D., Marriage to a Difficult Man: The 'Uncommon Union' of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards, ISBN: 0664209009 9780664209001.
About Sarah Perrepont's marriage to Jonathan Edwards and the raising of their 11 children.

*Hardisty, Margaret, Forever my Love: What Every man Should Know About his Wife, ISBN: 0890810117 9780890810118.
"Excellent book for husbands on learning to live with their wives in understanding." -- Robert B. Somerville

Hurley, James B., Man and Woman in Biblical Perspective, ISBN: 0310427312 9780310427315.
"A thorough, sound, Biblical, and background survey. It is valuable not only for its erudition and meticulous reasoning but for its great sensitivity in the application of Biblical principles." -- John Gerstner
Dr. Hurley is Associate Professor of Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.
"This is an excellent study of the roles of men and women in Old Testament, New Testament, and Inter-Testamental times. Roles covered include family life, commercial, managerial, governmental and religious. Except for the inter-testamental period, the analysis sticks strictly to the scriptures and is very objective. When the subject of religious roles is discussed, the author, who is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) denomination, is careful to define modern church offices in terms of their New Testament counterparts.
"Mr. Hurley is well qualified for this inquiry since he has a doctorate in Pauline Theology and also extensive experience in marriage counseling.
"I found the book to be very helpful as I went through the process of deciding whether ordination of women was an approved biblical practice." -- Reader's Comment

Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Husband and Father as Spiritual Leader in the Home. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

*Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Woman's Role in the Home (part 1 of 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette CMR03 [audio file].
World Harvest Mission
http://www.whm.org/home.htm

*Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Woman's Role in the Home (part 2 of 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette CMR04 [audio file].
World Harvest Mission
http://www.whm.org/home.htm

Rank, Maureen Dealing With the Dad of Your Past, ISBN: 0871236222 9780871236227.
"Practical, biblical counsel for every woman.
"Although fathers are not the only determining influence in their daughters' lives, it is true that their impact at times may be the most ignored. Current research shows that a girl's relationship with her father is absolutely critical to her psychological, social, and spiritual development. This is grim news to a group of people whom psychologists are labeling, 'The Fatherless Generation.' Physically absent dads (the current experience of one-fourth of American children under 18), emotionally absent dads, and abusive dads are impacting daughters as well as sons.
"God as Father designed earthly fathers to model His loving care through personal involvement, warmth, discipline, and wise direction and counsel toward maturity. Where these are lacking in a daughter's life, profound effects occur. As difficult as that may be to face, that process is the only way to emotional and spiritual wholeness. It requires a sometimes painful look back and honest assessment of the dad of the past. It means coming to terms with who he really was, who he wasn't, and what can be done about it now. Through God's restoring process, daughters will be challenged to embrace the One perfect Father who is always there and allow His life-changing truth and power to 'make all things new'." -- Publisher

Rinck, Margaret (Josephson), Christian men who Hate Women: Healing Hurting Relationships, ISBN: 0310517516 9780310517511.

Strom, Kay Marshall, Making Friends With Your Father: A Book for Daughters, ISBN: 0310548918 9780310548911.
"Looks at how your father has affected you, how your father influences your choice of men, how to deal with problem fathers, and much more." -- GCB

Strom, Kay Marshall, Making Friends With Your Mother, ISBN: 0310532515 9780310532514.

Tiger, Lionel, The Decline of Males: The First Look at an Unexpected New World for Men and Women, ISBN: 0312263112 9780312263119.
"Why have the sexual and family norms of American society changed so dramatically in the last few decades?
"Distinguished anthropologist and author Lionel Tiger offers a unique biological perspective on major questions of the age that have thwarted sociological, economic, and political explanation:

"Most experts see the cause in social forces: the rise of feminism, changes in the makeup of the workforce, or political programs such as workfare. But according to Tiger, the master issue is reproduction, a biological process. Tiger argues that the most basic cause of these changes is the spread of effective contraception. Controlled by women, it gives them the sole power to decide to, or not to, bear children, independent of men's desires and even of their knowledge. Since the advent of the birth control pill nearly forty years ago, human society has been undergoing a dramatic but little-understood revolution in the fundamental relationship between the sexes. The unforeseen and unintended consequences of efficient contraception are now a major focus of the 'gender wars.' Removed from the responsibility to use birth control, and without a way to know for certain that a sexual partner is even using birth control, men have been marginalized in the process of reproduction. They have begun to feel obsolete and out of control. The result is an unprecedented withdrawal of men from family systems, leading to increased pressures on the government to take their place -- an arrangement Tiger calls 'bureaugamy.' As women are forced into the workplace because of the economic demands of single parenthood and decreasing male support of the family, men in turn face confusion about their social, economic, and political roles.
"From this original perspective, Tiger offers arresting insights into: Challenging the most basic assumptions about male-female relationships, THE DECLINE OF MALES provides valuable lessons for parents to teach their sons-and their daughters -- as we enter the twenty-first century. With a plea for an end to ideology and sentiment in our arguments about the relationship between the sexes, Tiger offers a guide to our evolutionary past and our revolutionary present and provides the compassionate understanding of our biological roots that we need in order to mold the future we desire.
"Dr. Lionel Tiger is the Charles Darwin professor of anthropology at Rutgers University and the author of nine books, including THE IMPERIAL ANIMAL (with Robin Fox), OPTIMISM: THE BIOLOGY OF HOPE, THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE, and MEN IN GROUPS. He lives in New York City." -- Publisher
"The news overall is that women are taking firmer control of their destinies," Tiger declares. The result he sees is that men are losing their ancient position of dominance. How has this shift come about? Tiger, a professor of anthropology at Rutgers University, says the fundamental reason is that 'through effective contraception -- for the first time in history -- one sex can control the reproductive process.' And so 'more women are having children without men, and therefore more men are without the love of families. Women as a group are working more and earning more. Men are working less and earning less.' Moreover, women are now graduating from college at higher rates than men (a trend that will affect the future of employment), and have begun to vote in patterns distinctly different from the voting tendencies of men (a trend that will affect government and public dialogue). As for men, 'what is under way is so imprecise but so general and atmospheric they do not realize what is happening to them'." -- From Scientific American
"This provocative book raises questions about the awesome influences of nanotechnology and genetic engineering on the future of human sexuality and social structure. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal
"Biological anthropologist Lionel Tiger, best known for developing the concept of male bonding in MEN IN GROUPS, offers what he calls 'a chronicle of the decline of men and the ascendancy of women.' If there were a male counterpart to feminism -- masculinism? -- this is where it would be found. Profound social changes over the last several decades are rooted in reproductive technology, which 'has given enormous general power to women that has been translated beyond the family sphere,' says Tiger. This is not an unequivocally positive development, he believes, and it has led to a slew of problems that include general family breakdown. The book is occasionally alarmist, yet there is also a freshness to its argument.
"THE DECLINE OF MALES is a nonsexist brief on behalf of men, and it includes a number of interesting observations. As women play a larger role in public life, men are looking for new ways to be male. 'Perhaps the apparent explosion of interest in sports and pornography means that men are trying to find new outlets to express their inherent maleness, which they may feel otherwise obligated to repress,' writes Tiger. Several of his proposals are politically naive, but intriguing in how they blend conservative and liberal ideas. Tiger, for example, thinks men should earn higher pay for the children they have during a first marriage, and that unmarried women with children should receive welfare without having to work. The Decline of Males will fascinate some readers and exasperate others, yet all will agree it makes a unique intellectual contribution to the ongoing sex wars. -- Editorial Review
"Lionel Tiger has zeroed in on the single most important social development of our time, the collision between technological change and reproductive biology, and the war between the sexes that has resulted from it. This book, written without the ideological blinkers that obscure most contemporary discussions of gender, is full of incredible nuance and insight that will reward careful reading." -- Francis Fukuyama, author of TRUST AND THE END OF HISTORY and THE LAST MAN, and Hirst Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University
"Over the past century, and especially in the past three decades, the feminist movement has intensively lobbied to secure women's reproductive rights. That battle has been won, but not simply due to political changes. Lionel Tiger argues in THE DECLINE OF MALES that the key reasons were technological: medically safe abortion and contraception (primarily the pill). These technologies allowed women exclusively, and independently of their husbands, to control their reproduction. Contraception controlled pregnancy, and, should it not, women could solely chose whether or not to bring the pregnancy to term.
"Although most would agree that these technologies have empowered women by offering them more life options, the larger social and personal effects on men, and on the relations between the sexes, have been largely ill-considered. These reproductive technologies, Tiger argues, have set the sexes on an uncharted, and perhaps dangerous, course. Reproductive power is no longer shared, albeit unconsciously, via the evolved desires and aversions of each sex. Today reproduction is controlled consciously and almost exclusively by women.
"So while women were gaining their own reproductive control, men were losing theirs. What reproductive rights do men have left today? Virtually none. Consider the following scenarios. If a man's partner becomes pregnant, and he wishes to have the child, but she doesn't, he has no legal recourse to prevent an abortion. If, on the other hand, he wants her to terminate the pregnancy, he cannot compel her to have an abortion. Further, he will be legally responsible for child support for a child he would not have chosen to have. If she is on the pill, and he wishes to have a child, there is no legal recourse available to him to compel her to stop taking the pill. Divorce courts still favor granting custody of children to mothers and child support payments to fathers. The idea that reproduction and parenting is a decision jointly made by both partners is an outdated romantic illusion. Examined more closely, it is clear that the consent of woman is always a prerequisite. The consent of the man is often superfluous.
"In addition, the resources that husbands traditionally have been able to contribute to reproduction and marriage -- financial support, protection, and socialization of their children -- have been supplanted, and sometimes replaced, by what Tiger terms government 'bureaugamy' (women's dependency on the government, or the 'government-as-husband'). What women historically relied on husbands to provide, now the state often antes up: child care, welfare, education, police protection, affirmative action and divorce laws that favor women, ambiguous sexual harassment codes that leave the determination of whether an infraction occurred to the interpretation of a particular woman (not necessarily a 'reasonable woman'), etc. While medical reproductive technology has had the effect of marginalizing men reproductively, the state's 'bureaugamy' has marginalized the importance of men's marital and parental contributions. Women are often encouraged to live independently (as evidenced by the feminist slogan: 'A woman needs a man about as much as fish needs a bicycle'). The bureaugamy supports the superfluousness of husbands by assuring a woman that it will provide what historically a husband did -- with government help she can live independently and generally without fear of hunger, lack of shelter, attack, or lack of socialization and education of her children.
"The consequences of women's reproductive control, combined with feminist inspired 'bureaugamy,' may already be felt. Tiger notes that one-third of births in industrialized societies are now to single mothers. The average female income is growing while average male income is declining. The majority of college undergraduates, 55 percent, are women. While female college enrollment continues to increase, male enrollment is decreasing. Divorce rates are the highest recorded in history.
"As the value of male contributions to reproduction, marriage and parenting have diminished, so too has the general level of male status in society. Warren Farrell noted in his book WHY MEN ARE THE WAY THEY ARE that our perception of men has been transformed in a few decades from one in which 'Father Knows Best' to 'Daddy Molests.' The male cultural icons of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s were independent, powerful, and respected men, who were also generally respectful and gentlemanly toward women. Today, the movie of the week is typically about a woman victimized by a male: her boss or father, her current (or ex), boyfriend or husband, or by a maniacal serial rapist or murderer.
"The feminist movement has spearheaded the cultural acceptance of the routine disrespect of men. Instead of equitably quashing and discouraging misandry and working toward true mutual understanding and respect between the sexes, the feminist movement has succeeded in cheer leading a misandry that palpably permeates the culture. Jokes, television commercials, magazine advertisements and even greeting cards often put down men in a way that would be condemned as sexist if directed toward women. As men become less needed as fathers and husbands, they are increasingly disrespected by women. Ironically, by reducing men's general status vis a vis women, women find to their disappointment fewer available men who can meet their high expectations for a potential husband and father of her children.
"Tiger's concern is that by 'fooling Mother Nature' via the reproductive technologies of contraception and abortion we have unwittingly headed into uncharted, and perhaps dangerous, territory. Our species has not evolved psychological adaptations to deal with modern reproductive technology -- what evolutionary psychologists call an 'evolutionary mismatch.' There is now a disconnect between our ancestral and current environments. As a sexy and technologically smart primate, we have learned to take the goodies (sex) an unlink it from its evolutionary purpose (reproduction and parenting). The long term social and emotional consequences of this mismatch are unknown, but is it clear that one of the effects, the 'decline of males,' has already begun.
"Yet most men today are about as cognizant of their increasing inequality as women in the 1950s were conscious of their limited life choices. Men need some consciousness raising of their own. Unfortunately, they are so predisposed to protect women, and protect what feminists say women's interests are, that men ignore their own interests as a group to their own peril. On a social level, several nascent men's movements have sputtered, and then sadly faded. Apparently men's instincts to protect women (or at least protect their own personal reputation as a protector of women), are generally greater than their inclination to protect themselves.
"On a more personal level, when a man finds himself unable to provide more income than a woman can obtain via welfare (or that she can provide through her own career), when he cannot cause or prevent an abortion, when he is ordered to financially support a child that he never wanted (or even one that is not genetically his own), when he is not granted equal custody or parental authority for his children after a divorce, when he loses a job, promotion or a work contract to a less qualified woman due to affirmative action policies, when women of his own socioeconomic class reject him because they prefer a partner who has a higher status, he is feels, at best, confused. He knows something is askance with feminist rhetoric about 'equality,' but he may have difficulty articulating it. Men today are befuddled -- they don't understand how equality for women came to result in sexual, reproductive, parental and legal inequality and a disrespect for men.
"Although Tiger's book contains a great deal of valuable information, it is rather poorly presented. It is written with a prose that awkwardly combines the style of a social commentary with a smattering of too lightly sketched evolutionary psychology theory, personal observations, social history, exemplars from contemporary cultures, and some repetitive statistics. Chapter titles and section headings are nondescriptive. Some of Tiger's assertions are based solely on his opinion -- others have solid scientific backing. But it is often difficult to distinguish between the two. It would have helpful if Tiger had organized the book more as a clear, progressive and logically structured argument.
"Most egregiously, Tiger seems to have missed some of the most important works in the men's studies field, such as Warren Farrell's books, including WHY MEN ARE THE WAY THEY ARE, THE MYTH OF MALE POWER, and WOMEN CAN'T HEAR WHAT MEN DON'T SAY. This is a serious oversight -- not only are Farrell's important works ignored in the text, they are not listed in his chapter notes and references. . . ." -- Reader's Comment

Wilson, P. Bunny, Liberated by Submission, ISBN: 1565077202 9781565077201. Alternate title: LIBERATED THROUGH SUBMISSION.
Submission is the whole thing, submission to God, the Ultimate Judge, Lawgiver, Holiness, and submission to others. The caveat -- everyone tries to play god, and thus interferes with what God is doing, thus the need for discerning submission.
"LIBERATED THROUGH SUBMISSION has given me the boldness to stand up and say that my desire is to be a submitted wife and the reasons why. Before I read this book, I sat silently when other women exploded about the forbidden 's' word. The Bible tells us clearly to submit and I did, as an act of obedience to God, however, I did not like it. As a result of reading Bunny's book, not only do I want to submit, but I recognize that I cannot afford not to. I am now 'Liberated' because submission allows me to step back and watch God move. . . !" -- Reader's Comment

See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Men, women, and god, The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), The covenant faithfulness of god, Justifying faith, Sharing christ with your children, Christ's kingdom, Lordship of jesus christ, The all-sufficiency of christ, Fatherhood, Fatherlessness, Womanhood, Men, women and god, Feminism, Male role and responsibility, gender equality, suffrage, reproductive rights, and the decline of american society, A partial timeline of us history showing how liberalization in the church and liberalization in the state, has been paralleled by advances in the feminist movement, and the overall decline of american society, Works of martha finley, Filial love, Justice, the theology of judgment, god's final judgment, the great white throne judgment, the day of the lord, Covenant theology and the ordinance of covenanting, The covenant faithfulness of god, The covenanted reformation, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, and so forth, and so on.
TCRB5: 3862

Related WebLinks

Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
http://www.cbmw.org/

Effects of Fatherlessness, US DATA
http://fatherhood.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.massey.ac.nz/%7EKBirks/gender/econ/nodad.htm

Ruth Bell Graham Memorial Site
http://bgea.org/rbg_default.asp

Ruth Bell Graham a Lifetime Pilgrimage
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=BILLYGRAHAM02



Marriage (Women)

See the Theological Notes, "Body and Soul, Male and Female" at Genesis 2:7 in The Reformation Study Bible.

Many marriages have been healed by a commitment to Christ first and to each other second. -- D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, What if Jesus had Never Been Born, p. 140

Adams, Jay E., Solving Marriage Problems: Biblical Solutions for Christian Counselors, ISBN: 0875520812 9780875520810.
"Marriage and family problems are the number one counseling problem. Too many times Christian counselors combine worldly ideas, from purely secular sources, with the Bible. Adams tries a purely Biblical approach which assumes that God speaks authoritatively on marriage." -- GCB Includes bibliographical references.
"Practical training for counselors in how to understand and solve marriage problems. What are the basics of the biblical view of marriage? What sorts of problems destroy marriages?: [1] unbiblical concepts ('problems of error'); [2] sinful living patterns ('problems of practice']; [3] relationships with others (e.g., companions, in-laws, children, former spouse); [4] general influences in society. Gives methods for discovering and solving problems." -- David Powlison

Bloem, Diane Brummel and Robert C. Bloem, A Workshop on Bible Marriages, ISBN: 0310213916 9780310213918.

Bloem, Diane Brummel and Robert C. Bloem, A Woman's Workshop on Bible Marriages: Leader's Manual, ISBN: 0310214017 9780310214014.

Bloem, Diane Brummel and Robert C. Bloem, A Woman's Workshop on Bible Marriages: Student's Manual, ISBN: 0310213916 9780310213918.

Chesser, Barbara, 21 Myths That Can Wreck Your Marriage, ISBN: 0849931614 9780849931611 0849908205 9780849908200.

*Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Woman's Workshop on Biblical Marriages (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation).
Audio cassettes [audio files].

Clancy, James, A Treatise of the Rights, Duties and Liabilities of Husband and Wife: At Law and in Equity

*Engelsma, David, Marriage, the Mystery of Christ and the Church, ISBN: 0825425190 9780825425196.
"Engelsma is a pastor in the Protestant Reformed Church, and also is editor of their paper, The Standard Bearer. The chapters in this book were preached as sermons in the author's church at Loveland, Colorado. Engelsma sees the corruption of the sacred institution of marriage as being a cause of myriads of the evils that abound in our day. He says, 'There is the bitter misery of soul that shatters those who have been unfaithful and that leads to drink, drugs, nervous breakdown, and even suicide. . . . The author does a good job of expounding Ephesians 5:31,32, 'This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.' He explains that this 'mystery' has to do with the intimacy and oneness of a truly married couple. And this typifies the 'underlying reality of the union of Christ with His Church'." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

*Garland, Diana S. Richmond, and David E. Garland, Beyond Companionship: Christians in Marriage, ISBN: 0664240186 9780664240189.
"After carefully examining New Testament sources, the authors conclude that truly Christian marriage must be a companionship of equal persons. But they go further, affirming that companionship is not enough, because Christian marriage must be an active partnership of equals working together to fulfill the divine purpose." -- David and Vera Mace

Harvard, Allen, and Margaret Harvard, Death and Rebirth of a Marriage.
"A true-to-life story about a marriage on the rocks . . . until God stepped in." -- Cyril J. Barber

Horner, Bob, and Jan Horner, Resolving Conflict in Your Marriage, ISBN: 9781602003279 1602003270.

Horner, Bob, and Jan Horner, Resolving Conflict in Marriage (Leader's Guide), ISBN: 084998341X 9780849983412.

Horner, Bob, and Jan Horner, Resolving Conflict in Marriage (Study Guide), ISBN: 084998338X 9780849983382.
"Six lessons covering: areas of potential conflict, develop transparency, listening skills, confront, forgiveness, blessing, and grow together." -- GCB

James, John Angell (1785-1859), The Marriage Ring; or, How to Make Home Happy
"This little volume is intended as a manual for those just entering the marriage state. John Angel James was an author beloved and esteemed for his many practical writings. He remarks, 'It is an unquestionable truth that if a man be not happy at home, he cannot be happy anywhere; and he who is happy there need be miserable nowhere. The secret of happiness lies folded up in the leaves of the Bible and is carried in the bosom of religion.' He treats of the foundation of the marriage union, the family circle, the mutual and special duties of husband and wife." -- Gospel Union

James, John Angell (1785-1859), and Don Kistler, A Woman's Mission, ISBN: 1573581178 9781573581172. Available in FEMALE PIETY OR THE YOUNG WOMAN'S FRIEND AND GUIDE THROUGH LIFE TO IMMORTALITY.

Luther, Martin (1483-1546), and Walter Lynne (translator), A VVatch-vvord for VVilfull VVomen. An excellent pithie dialogue betvveene two sisters, of contrary dispositions: the one a vertuous matrone: fearing God: the other a vvilfull husvvife: of disordered behauioure. Wherein is righte Christianly discoursed, what singuler commodity commeth by vertuous education, as otherwise what torment to a quiet man, a skowlding [and] vndiscrete woman is. Alternate title: FRUTEFUL PREDICATION OR SERMON OF D. MART. LUTH. CONCERNYNGE MATRIMONY, 1581.

*Mack, Wayne, How to Develop Deep Unity in the Marriage Relationship: A How To Manual for Christian Growth and Development. Alternate title: STRENGTHENING YOUR MARRIAGE, and ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS ONE, ISBN: 0875523331 9780875523330.
"Eight units cover the basics of marital unity: God's purpose for marriage; wife's responsibilities; husband's responsibilities; communication; finances; sex; raising children; family religion. Each chapter has about 10 pages of outlined teaching followed by Bible study, self-analysis, and personalized response and application." -- David Powlison
"A manual to be used by husband and wife together. Step-by-step lessons, with appropriate exercises, take a couple through all the important scriptural aspects of marriage. Extremely helpful . . . very practical." Three units of this work are now available. Contains material useful in counseling.

Price, Greg L., Christian Education in the Home: Help! My Daughter Wants to Date, 25 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #11.
"Contrasts the non-covenantal pagan view of dating with the covenantal Christian view of Biblical courtship. Shows how the world has insidiously invaded the church (through music, TV, movies, godless public education, etc.), and how this has impacted the raising of our children. Includes a lengthy list of questions for interviewing prospective suitors and an appendix on the Biblical role of women. A very practical, unique item, laying the foundation for blessed biblical marriages." -- Publisher
See also: Price, Greg L., Dating or Courtship: Which is Biblical? (1/2), an audio file. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Stigger, Judith, Coping With Infertility, ISBN: 0806619562 9780806619569.
"A guide for couples, families, and counselors."

Swindoll, Chuck, Commitment: The Key to Marriage, ISBN: 0930014650 9780930014650.
Contains material useful in counseling.
We believe that desirelessness on the part of both man and woman are also an important ingredient to successful marriages.
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
(James 1:14,15)

Vincent, Thomas (1634-1678), Christ the Best Husband: or An Invitation of Young Women Unto Christ. Delivered in a Sermon to Young Women, 1672.

Whitefield, George (1714-1770), Christ the Best Husband: Or an Earnest Invitation to Young Women to Come and see Christ, preached to a Society of Young Women in Fetter-Lane.
http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/whitefie.htm

Wood, Stephen D., The ABC's of Choosing a Good Husband: How to Find and Marry a Great Guy, ISBN: 1965856241 9781965856246.

See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), The covenant faithfulness of god, Marriage, Men, women, and god, Friendship, Happiness, holiness, Christ our example, Ecclesiastes, Domestic duties, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Slavery, our systems of enslavement, economic enslavement, Carnality and flesh pleasing: lust, desires, ambition, Gratuitous sex, a cause of violence, Reconciliation of relationships, Communication, Problem solving in marriage, Repentance the key to salvation and change, Justifying faith, Forgiveness, Marital counseling, marriage counseling, Biblical counsel by subject, Counseling the family, Husband not a believer, The fatherhood of god, Works of jay adams, Abuse, Adultery, Divorce, Family, Love and counseling problems, Men and Women, Parenting, Femininism, Pseudo-christian movements: a selection of works, Secret societies and ungodly alliance, Works of martha finley, and so forth, and so on.
TCRB5: 381, 735, 1620-1628, 2255-2257, 2986, 3036, 3233, 3733, 3861, 3862, 3875, 3877, 4071

Related WebLinks

The Cost of Raising a Child in America: $241,080, August 15, 2013
It has been said that if a man and woman are not willing to accept the responsibilities of raising children, then they should not marry.
"The costs of raising a child from birth to age 17, including housing, food, clothing, health care, education, and other expenses, will come to $241,080 for a child born in 2012 [a college education not included -- compiler], up 2.6 percent from the year before, according to new data released by the Department of Agriculture. The annual cost for a child in a middle-income, two-parent family ranges from $12,600 to $14,700."
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/08/15/2471981/cost-of-raising-a-child/

Duties of Husband and Wife, John Dod and Robert Cleaver
http://www.westminsterconfession.org/godly-living/duties-of-husband-and-wife.php

Appendix D: Pseudo-Christian Movements: A Selection of Works
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappd.html



Family (Women)

See the Theological Notes, "God's Covenant of Grace" at Genesis 12:1 in The Reformation Study Bible.

See the Theological Notes, "The Christian Family," at Ephesians 5:22 in The Reformation Study Bible.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us: and cause his face to shine upon us: That they way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. (Psalm 67:1,2)

The Treasury of David, Psalm 67, C.H. Spurgeon
http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/ps067.php

But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:30)

*Adams, Jay E., Christian Living in the Home, ISBN: 0801000513 9780801000515.
"His [Adam's], approach to family life is conditioned completely by the Bible. He writes, 'A truly Christian home is a place where sinners live; but it is also a place where the members of that home admit the fact and understand the problem, know what to do about it, and as a result grow by grace'." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
"This best-selling title will challenge, encourage, and aid the reader in the development of a truly Christian home. Christians will find this volume full of practical, biblical advice on Christ-centered family living, communication with family members, family guidance and discipline, living with an unbelieving spouse, and many other areas. Pastors and Christian counselors will value this work for its insight and faithfulness to God's Word." -- Publisher
"Written to check the erosion of the family as the basic foundation of society. Practical applications of Scripture to family living are given." -- GCB
A study guide is available.
Christian Living in the Home
http://www.nouthetic.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=82&Itemid=99
Adams, Jay E., Christian Living in the Home: Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.
Barker, Dorothy Anderson, and Jay Adams, Leader's Guide for Jay E. Adams's Christian Living in the Home. Alternate title: CHRISTIAN LIVING IN THE HOME (STUDY GUIDE), 64 pages. ISBN: 1598867687 9781598867688.
"Thirteen week guide for the leader of a Sunday school or Bible study class that utilizes Adams's book on marriage and family." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay, Sibling Rivalry in the Household of God, ISBN: 0896362361 9780896362369.
"About 'the causes and effects of rivalry among brothers and sisters in Christ and what can be done about it. . . .' 'Sibling rivalry in the household of faith -- just like at home -- is due entirely to sin.' Other supposed causes are not causes but occasions for our self-centered human nature to act. The Holy Spirit gives practical guidance in His Word for solving rivalry and conflict through repentance, faith and obedience." -- David Powlison

Cleaver, Nancy, The Treasury of Family Fun; Indoor and Outdoor Activities, Ideas and Projects for Every Month of the Year.
"A manual on indoor and outdoor activities with ideas and projects for every month of the year." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Davies, Samuel (1723-1761, editor), et al., The Godly Family: A Series of Essays on the Duties of Parents and Children, ISBN: 1877611735 9781877611735, 341 pages.
"Gary Ezzo has collected 16 essays and sermons from 17th and 18th century pastors on ordering a godly home. The book is divided into four section: 1) The Importance of Family Religion, 2) The Duties of Parents, 3) The Duties of Children, 4) The Eternal Family. . . . All of these have been retypeset and updated for easier reading." -- Publisher
"The necessity and excellence of family religion / by Samuel Davies -- The great duty of family religion / by George Whitefield -- A plain and serious address on the important subject of family religion / by Philip Doddridge -- Parental duties illustrated / by Samuel Worcester -- The duties of parents towards their children / by Henry Venn -- Disciplining children / by Arthur Hildersham -- On the method of instructing children / by Henry Venn -- Four sermons on the religious education of children / by Philip Doddridge -- Blessings consequent upon parental fidelity / by Thomas Houston -- The duties of children to their parents / by Samuel Stennett -- The duties of children / by Henry Venn -- Heaven considered as a family / by Samuel Stennett."

Defoe, Daniel, The Family-instructor. In Three Parts; I. Relating to Fathers and Children. II. To Masters and Servants. III. To Husbands and Wives. 4th edition, 1717, 2 volumes.

Hibbard, Ann, Family Celebrations at Birthdays and for Vacations and Other Holidays, ISBN: 080105513X 9780801055133. Alternate title: FAMILY CELEBRATIONS: MEETING CHRIST IN YOUR HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
"Here are practical tips and tested advice for planning birthdays that everyone will enjoy. Fun, memorable parties need not cost a bundle either. Hibbard helps you draw on your creativity instead of your checkbook!" -- Publisher

*Hunt, Gladys M., Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative use of Books in Family Life, revised edition, ISBN: 0310263816 9780310263814.
"The imaginative use of books in family life. Offers warm, practical advice on how to instill a love for reading in children. Extensive bibliography grouped according to ages.
"HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART, now in its third edition, is one of the best guides to children's books available. It is for parents who know the value of reaching their children with good books. A good book is a gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. But children don't stumble onto the best books by themselves. They need a parent's help. Author Gladys Hunt discusses everything from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers. This edition includes an indexed and updated 85-page list of the best children's favorites, HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART opens new worlds of reading possibilities for children and parents alike. Are you concerned about building whole children -- children who are alive emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually? Then this book can help. Gladys Hunt deeply believes in the potential of books to assist in this building process. Her tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural life of any home.
"Gladys Hunt is a popular and well-known writer. Among her many books are READ FOR YOUR LIFE and several volumes of the FISHERMAN BIBLE STUDY GUIDE SERIES. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan." -- Publisher
"There's got to be a reason a book is in its 50th printing! This book is both motivational and informative. I wrote it to encourage parents to read aloud to their children -- and to keep on reading together long after children can read for themselves. Few things bind people together as much as sharing a good book. Without ever leaving your home, you can go on fantastic adventures, meet the same people, laugh at the ridiculous together, weep together over the plight of your favorite characters and learn life lessons from the bravery or foolishness of your main characters! Everyone who has ever read a ripping good story wants to share it with someone else. C.S. Lewis was right when he said that any book worth reading at 10 should be worth reading at 50. That means as you read with your children you get to catch up on all the stories you missed when you were growing up. Reading together gives you a reservoir of experiences from which to examine life and to figure out how to live it. And the bibliography at the end of the book introduces you to books your children should have the opportunity to read Take it to the library with you." -- Gladys Hunt

James, John Angell (1785-1859), A Help to Domestic Happiness, ISBN: 1573580058 9781573580052.
"This is James' book on how to rightly order the family, which originated from sermons preached on Ephesians. James emphasizes that the chief end of every Christian parent must be the spiritual interests, religious character, and eternal salvation of their children. Here is just one quote from the book that will give an idea of its content and depth: "The secret of happiness lies folded up in the leaves of the Bible, and is carried in the bosom of religion." -- Publisher

*Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Family Worship: Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader of the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Alternate title: DIRECTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCERNING SECRET AND PRIVATE WORSHIP AND MUTUAL EDIFICATION FOR CHERISHING PIETY, FOR MAINTAINING UNITY AND AVOIDING SCHISM AND DIVISION (1646). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #11.
"Manton was a covenanted English Presbyterian (he swore the Solemn League and Covenant). He was also chosen to write the 'Epistle to the Reader' in THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH, 1646, which speaks volumes as to his credibility among the preachers and scholars of his day." -- Publisher
Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader of the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and Larger and Shorter Catechisms
http://www.swrb.com//newslett/actualnls/famworship.htm

Meyer, Jerome Sydney, The Big Book of Family Games: The Most Complete Treasury of Fun-filled Games and Activities for Family and Friends, ISBN: 0883650495 9780883650493.

Pittman, Grace, Hospitality With Confidence, ISBN: 0871238586 9780871238580.
"Author shows us how to open our hearts and homes in an efficient, graceful, and loving manner. Many effective and creative ways to practice Christian hospitality." -- GCB

Powlison, David, and Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, What is a Dysfunctional Family? 5 MP3 files.

Pollard, Jeff (editor), and Scott T. Brown (editor), A Theology of the Family, an anthology, ISBN: 9781624180460 1624180469.

*Pride, Mary, All the Way Home: Power for Your Family to be its Best, ISBN: 0891074651 9780891074656.
"ALL THE WAY HOME is the long-awaited sequel to Mary Pride's revolutionary book, THE WAY HOME. Building on the theme of the home as the center of life, this book will change your ideas on what is possible for families today. More than a problem-solving manual, this text helps families do it right from the start." -- Publisher
"Reading Mary's book has reassured me that all scripture is valid even today. It's a pity every woman by age 15 has not been made to study these concepts, fully understand her God given role in life and how exciting it truly can be. Now if we women of today would just pick up the baton and run the race, as Mary has clearly outlined for us in her book, God would bless our families and children again. If you are hungry to see God's hand in your life, Mary has written a beautiful book calling women back to the place God prepared for us in the beginning. Buy this and let the rebuke and encouragement draw you back to the 66 books that make up our Bible and guide our lives in the path God has laid out for us as women." -- Reader's Comment
"If you are a Christian woman who needs help redefining your purpose in life because you don't have children, BUY this book. If you are a wife and/or mother who is tired of society (NC17 and violent media, TV, video, music, etc), defining you . . . . and you/your children's wants and needs, this is the book for you too." -- Reader's Comment

Wolf, Stewart, and John Bruhn, The Power of Clan: The Influence of Human Relationships on Heart Disease, new edition, ISBN: 0765804492 9780765804495.
"The notion that the quality of our social relationships may have a profound effect on our health and longevity has a long history but a short scientific past. A much publicized study that set out to show an association between social cohesion in the community and coronary heart disease mortality was begun in 1962 by Drs. Bruhn and Wolf. Their focus was on the town of Roseto, a cohesive and relatively stable Italian-American community in Pennsylvania. There the death rate from heart attacks was substantially lower than that of nearby towns. However, Roseto has changed over the years and so have its mortality statistics.
"THE POWER OF CLAN is a sequel to THE ROSETO STORY: AN ANATOMY OF HEALTH (1979). It includes the results from a follow-up survey that was done in collaboration with the Center for Social Research at Lehigh University. The authors intended to document the changes in Roseto as its people have adapted to an American lifestyle that is characterized by individualism, competitiveness, and materialism. One of the authors, Stewart Wolf, virtually acted as a participant-observer, contributing to a vivid and lively account of these changes that is supported by many anecdotes and an additional 22 pages of photographs. The book includes many tables showing demographic and health characteristics of Rosetans and their controls, and discusses potential mechanisms linking social change to increased death rates from myocardial infarction. This wealth of information provides a rich source of hypotheses and should encourage the development of sound psychometric instruments to test more rigorously the link between mutually supportive attitudes, cooperation, and health outcomes.
"THE POWER OF CLAN will stimulate and revive discussion on the effects of personal relationships on health. We are reminded of the work by J.J. Groen that urged us to adopt a more comprehensive approach to our understanding and, ultimately, control of coronary heart disease in both women and men." -- Gerdi Weidner
"Stewart Wolf was really one of the pioneers of psychosomatic medicine," noted Paul Rosch, president of the American Institute of Stress, in The Lancet. "His book on stress and hypertension is still considered a classic in the field . . . He was a marvelous cultured person who was able to bring a broad background in the humanities to his approach to patients and to teaching." -- Publisher

See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Family worship, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, The covenant faithfulness of god, Sharing christ with your children, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Home schooling (women), Works of martha finley, Sex (women), Pornography, and so forth, and so on.
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The Covenant Family Fellowship
A number of citations from historic Reformed folk: John Knox, Matthew Henry, Jonathan Edwards, etc., covering the period from 100 AD to 1912 AD regarding family worship.
http://covenantfamily.nfshost.com/



Women's Health

Heart disease is the third leading cause of death among women aged 25-44 years, the 2nd leading cause of death among women aged 45-64 years, and the leading cause of death among women aged 65 years and older. -- ScienceDaily, Jan. 11, 2008

Adams, Jay E., A Personal Word to Women, 3 pages. Available in SHEPHERDING GOD'S FLOCK: A HANDBOOK ON PASTORAL MINISTRY, COUNSELING AND LEADERSHIP.
"Practical advice to women about how to handle their menstrual period and the temptations that variation in hormone levels can bring." -- David Powlison

*Balch, Phyllis A., Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Food Supplements, 5th edition, 2010, 9781583334003 1583334009.
"Natural health's number-one bestseller for more than twenty years, completely revised and updated.
"With more than five million copies sold, PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. A pioneer in the field of nutritional healing, Phyllis Balch passionately and meticulously researched and compiled this groundbreaking book. Now, a generation later, her message has more relevance than ever: consume fresh foods, avoid processed foods and those high in saturated fat, and optimize your intake of essential nutrients with the right supplements. Today's well-stocked vitamin and natural-health stores can be confusing, and people need Balch's clear, concise, landmark guide.
"To help them make sense of the mind-numbing array of choices that are available, readers of PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING will:

PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING is an essential resource for every health-minded consumer." -- Publisher
The following review is for third edition with her late husband James F. Balch (co-author).
"PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING by nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch and James F. Balch, M.D., has long been considered one of the most trusted, comprehensive sources on the mind-boggling array of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary supplements now available. Working from the premise that a good diet promotes good health, this third edition of PNH still starts with the basics: consume fresh produce, grains, and lean meats; avoid foods that are processed or high in saturated fat; cook using glass, stainless steel, or iron -- never aluminum; and drink filtered water. The authors also stand by their claim that the government-prescribed recommended daily allowances are ridiculously low, and that the book's optimal daily intake for nutrients should be followed instead.
So what's new in the third edition? Along with now-accepted remedies, like zinc and echinacea for the common cold, the Balches also explore many of the newer supplements to hit the market: Same (recommended for depression and joint pain), phosphatidyl serine (mental acuity), red yeast rice (cholesterol), and 5-HTP (weight loss, insomnia, depression). You'll also find an expanded chapter on alternative therapies that encompasses Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, along with a hefty section on pain control that offers a grab bag of options such as acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery, chiropractic care, and massage.
Still, the bulk of the book remains the more than 250 health conditions -- from everyday problems such as insect bites and bad breath to serious diseases including bulimia, cancer, and AIDS -- and the nutritional protocols the Balches recommend for treatment. Since any number of supplements can be taken for the same condition, the Balches make sifting through the glut of information a little easier by separating their nutrient recommendations into four categories: essential, very important, important, and helpful. And they take a lot of the guesswork out of buying supplements by listing the brands they know and trust. Once again, the authors have squeezed in an impressive amount of information, including valuable sidebars on topics such as the dangers of aspartame; how to choose a calcium supplement; common heart problems and procedures; cancer risk factors, diagnosis, and treatments; and sports nutrition. This is not relaxing reading, but it's enormously useful. While the material can be dense, the authors still manage to present it in a straightforward manner that's understandable even for readers without a medical degree." -- Reader's Comment

Childre, Doc Lew, and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath's Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart's Intelligence, ISBN: 0062516051 9780062516053 006251606X 9780062516060.
"The Intelligent Heart. Access the power of your heart's intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body's optimal performance, and slow the aging process." -- Publisher
"THE HEARTMATH SOLUTION may easily be written off as a book too eccentric for widespread public consumption, and that's unfortunate. The title's a bit misleading -- it's not about cardiac care and it's not about calculus, but rather how 30 years of research have shown that the heart's 'intelligence' affects emotions and physical health -- especially when it comes to handling stress -- and specifically what you can do to balance heart rhythms, reduce stress hormones, and boost your immune system. Yes, it sounds complicated, especially when you read that cardiologists worked with physicists and psychiatrists to develop the HeartMath program. But it's worth brushing off your skepticism and exploring the concepts in the Solution, as many employees of Fortune 500 companies have already done.
"The 'intelligence' that the authors focus on refers to both the heart's 'brain,' or the 40,000 neurons found in the heart (the same number in the brain itself), and the intuitive signals the heart sends, including feelings of love, happiness, care, and appreciation. When such positive emotions are felt, they 'not only change patterns of activity in the nervous system; they also reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.' When there's less cortisol, there's more DHEA, the so-called fountain of youth hormone known to have anti-aging effects on many of the body's systems.
"The HeartMath Solution outlines 10 steps for harnessing the power of the heart's intelligence, including ways to manage your emotions and keep energy levels high. One of the most important is the 'Freeze-Frame' technique for calming the nervous system, improving clarity of thought and perception, and boosting productivity (which is one of the many appealing features for those Fortune 500 companies). Each step includes references to data proving its effectiveness, with handy summaries of the key points to remember at the end of each chapter. This is a book that takes a bit of scientific understanding and a lot of time to wade through, but one that could help you prevent stress from ruling your existence." -- Erica Jorgensen
"Is the heart the missing link in the mind-body connection? By combining age-old philosophy with modern science, Childre and Martin make a compelling case for the idea that good health is really a triumph of heart, not mind, over matter. Citing the Institute's research on the heart's role in human health, they demonstrate that the so-called metaphorical condition of the heart -- which has long been associated with love, wisdom, courage, and happiness -- may play as important a role in mental well-being as its physical function. The HeartMath solution lies in developing what Childre and Martin call the core heart feelings (such as love, forgiveness, appreciation and care), which trigger physiological responses resulting in less stress, better brain function and a stronger immune system. Although this book is about the heart, it's written with cool intelligence and intelligibility for the head. Despite slightly off-putting names (Freeze-Frame, Cut-Thru and Lock-In), the relaxation exercises, which are being taught at corporations and at schools, are simple to do, although perhaps already too familiar to anyone who has tried other kinds of meditative techniques. Nevertheless, in presenting a clear argument for following one's heart, this book certainly breaks new ground in the holistic approach to health." -- Publishers Weekly
"Ancient cultures believed that the heart rather than the brain was the seat of emotions, vestiges of which are still apparent in descriptive phrases such as 'broken hearted,' 'cold hearted,' and many others. Recent research confirms the existence of complex communication links between these two organs as well as other systems responsible for maintaining homeostasis, and unanticipated electrical energy pathways that may mediate these activities. This book describes cutting edge approaches that can not only tune into such conversations, but also reduce stress and promote physical and mental health by influencing the dialogue." -- Paul J. Rosch, President, The American Institute of Stress
"HeartMath has had a profound influence on the lives of patients, staff, and administrators at our hospital. Specific health problems such as hypertension and arrhythmias have improved in several patients through interventions with HeartMath tools. Communication and creativity among staff members trained in these tools has taken a quantum leap. They have noticed a completely different way of looking at problems and interacting with those around them." -- Bruce Wilson, M.D., Former Director, University of Pittsburgh Heart Institute, Chairman, Medical Education Committee, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
HeartMath. A Listmania! list by Pine Breeze (Spokane, WA USA)
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*Davis, John Jefferson, The Christian's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth: Choosing the Best for You and Your Baby From Conception to Delivery, ISBN: 0891073914 9780891073918.
"A needed book! An important book! Nothing else like it from a distinctly Christian position. Covers what to expect, prenatal diagnosis, nutrition and beauty tips, delivery methods, hospital procedures, family size, contraception, infant bonding, breast feeding, and more." -- GCB

Fitzpatrick, Elyse, More Than Bread: A Workbook for Women who Struggle With Eating (San Diego, CA: CCEF West [now Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship]). Available from Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, 3495 College Ave., San Diego, CA, 92115; 619-582-5554.
"A workbook that addresses ungodly eating habits, both the obvious behaviors and the typical motives of the heart that produce such behavior. Addresses three main categories of sinful eating: overeating, anorexia, and bulimia." -- David Powlison
Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (formerly CCEF West)
http://www.ibcd.org/

Johnson, Rebecca L., National Geographic Society (U.S.), et al., 36 Healing Herbs: The World's Best Medicinal Plants, ISBN: 9781426209802 1426209800.
"National Geographic's guide to 36 'super' herbs such as aloe, echinacea, ginkgo, and peppermint includes a wealth of essential information on the history, culture, folklore, and science of traditional and contemporary herbal medicine in all major culture areas of the world. Emphasizing current research and therapeutic uses, the volume provides an A-Z listing of 36 of the more than 80,000 known medicinal plants around the world. Information about each plant includes traditional and current medicinal uses, common and Latin names, description, habitat, cultivation and preparation, research, and caution alerts. Additional essays on the healing plants of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America, China, Europe, India, North America, the Middle East, and Oceania provide insightful glimpses into the fascinating range and diversity of local health practices while also revealing the multifaceted roles that herbalists, healers, and herbal-medicine practitioners play in the lives of their patients." -- Publisher

Johnson, Rebecca L., Steven Foster, and National Geographic Society (U.S.); et al., National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs: The World's Most Effective Healing Plants, ISBN: 9781426207006 142620700X 9781426207013 1426207018.
"Highlights the world's most important healing herbs and how they address ailments in all body systems, from brain to bones, sinus to stomach. This book showcases the world's 72 most effective healing plants, describing their botany and medicinal uses, together with how-to advice and medical cautions." -- Publisher

Langer, Stephen E., and James F. Scheer, Solved: The Riddle of Illness, 4th edition, ISBN: 0071470573 9780071470575.
"Called 'The Great Masquerader,' hypothyroidism (low thyroid function), is one of the most prevalent and least diagnosed disorders by physicians, yet it can be the underlying cause of or contribute to any of 64 ailments, from obesity and chronic fatigue to fibromyalgia and cancer.
"In this new edition, you will discover how to determine if you suffer from low thyroid function; how to differentiate between low thyroid function and hypoglycemia; how to use simple, inexpensive treatments; and much more. It also includes new chapters on environmental toxins, pregnancy, obesity, and how your thyroid influences other glands.
"Stephen E. Langer, M.D., is a renowned thyroid expert and the president of the American Nutritional Medical Association.
James Scheer is the author and co-author of more than fifteen health-related books."
"One of the most important books of our time . . . a perennial bestseller [that] shows you simple ways to understand and manage your thyroid gland so that you can make the most of your life physically, emotionally, and mentally." -- Dr. Dwayne Dyer, from the Foreword

Lee, John R., David Zava, and Virginia Hopkins, What Your Doctor may not Tell you About Breast Cancer: How Hormone Balance can Help Save Your Life, ISBN: 0446679801 9780446679800.
"An informative and absorbing read for both medical practitioners and their patients, WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT BREAST CANCER takes aim at 'the breast cancer industry' with a barrage of thought-provoking ammunition.
"The book is equal parts criticism and suggestion. Current health treatments, including HRT, receive serious condemnation, and authors John Lee and David Zava carefully provide plenty of medical research to back up claims that excessive estrogen is a main source of cancer-causing irregularities. While the names of all the different natural and synthetic hormones can get overwhelming for the lay reader, with perseverance your new vocabulary of terms like androstenedione, estradiol, and cortisol will enable you to communicate more effectively with your doctors. The authors credit these hormones not just with a role in cancer, but with culpability for everything from insomnia and acne to fatigue and migraines. A full chapter extols the virtues of natural progesterone cream, and urges women to order their own saliva tests for proper evaluation of their hormone levels. Diet and exercise recommendations are simple, outlining reasons to limit fats, sugars, and meats while increasing vegetables and adding a multivitamin. These recommendations extend to adolescents and urge getting off the couch and beginning a gentle exercise program to women of all ages and in each stage of life." -- Jill Lightner

Lee, John R., and Virginia Hopkins, What Your Doctor may not Tell you About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Hormone Balance, ISBN: 0446614955 9780446614955.
"This book offers the exciting facts about natural progesterone -- and how it can deliver what HRT and estrogen only promise. Premenopausal symptoms, endometriosis, weight gain, low sex drive, fibrocystic breasts, heart disease, and osteoporosis-most women will experience these or other hormone-related problems. And today, millions of women concerned about aging must decide whether or not to undergo synthetic hormone replacement therapy-and suffer its side effects and increased risks of cancer. But there is revolutionary news about completely safe, natural progesterone, the only hormone supplement women may need as they age. And, the natural progesterone program in WHAT YOUR DOCTOR . . . MENOPAUSE has already helped nearly a million women. Now, in this expanded and completely updated edition, Dr. Lee brings you lifesaving facts that even your doctor may not know about Premarin, Provera, and other HRT drugs; gives you an easy-to-follow non-prescription 'Hormone Balance' program; and tells you how to stay energized, strong, sexually vigorous, and free from "female problems" before menopause, during the menopausal years, and beyond." -- Publisher

Lee, John R., Jesse Hanley, and Virginia Hopkins, What Your Doctor may not Tell you About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty, ISBN: 0446615390 9780446615396.

Low Dog, Tieraona, et al., Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions, ISBN: 9781426212581 1426212585.
"Get the how, when, and why of getting better and staying well with homemade remedies that the doctor orders. National Geographic helps you take charge of health care guided by a physician expert in natural healing, herbal medicine, and home remedies. In this book she guides us in identifying, responding to, and caring for all the most common ailments, so that when it's time to take care at home, you have a doctor's advice on how. Learn how to make herbal remedies and why you and your family will be healthier for doing so -- and get advice on when it's best to consult a health care professional instead." -- Publisher
Tieraona Low Dog's website
http://www.drlowdog.com

Low Dog, Tieraona, Life is Your Best Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age, ISBN: 9781426209604 1426209606.
"The author has an important message for women: what you do and what choice you make can have a positive and profound impact on your health. This book is suitable for readers with an interest in Native American and other natural and alternative healing practices, and to cancer survivors -- especially breast cancer."-- Publisher
Tieraona Low Dog's website
http://www.drlowdog.com

Lush, Jean, and Pam Vredevelt (contributor), Women and Stress: A Practical Approach to Managing Tension, ISBN: 0800716752 9780800716752.
"Jean Lush and Pam Vredevelt examine troublesome emotions and show you how to manage your own 'storage pot' of tension with practical, tried and true methods gained from research, their own experiences, and pertinent case studies." -- Publisher

Maizes, Victoria, and Tieraona Low Dog, Integrative Women's Health, ISBN: 9780195378818 0195378814.
"Women have made it clear that they desire a broader, integrative approach to their care. This book weaves together the best of conventional treatments with mind body interventions, nutritional strategies, herbal therapies, dietary supplements, acupuncture, and manual medicine, providing clinicians with a road map for practicing comprehensive integrative care. Presenting the best evidence, and written exclusively by female clinicians, this text addresses many aspects of women's health, including feminine perspectives on aging, spirituality and sexuality, specific recommendations for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, headaches, multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, and cancer, as well as integrative approaches to premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, menopause, fibroids, and endometriosis. Homeopathic, Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners provide insight into the ways in which these systems manage reproductive conditions. As educators in integrative medicine, the editors demonstrate how clinicians can implement their recommendations in practice, but they also go beyond practical care to examine how to motivate patients, enhance a health history, and understand the spiritual dimensions of healing." -- Publisher

McIlhaney, Joe, and Susan Nethery, 1,001 Health-Care Questions Women Ask, ISBN: 0801058104 9780801058103.
"The doctor is in! And Dr. McIlhaney, frequently heard on 'Focus on the Family' broadcasts, has time to provide women with up-to-date answers to their health-care questions. Now in a third edition, this respected resource continues to provide solid medical advice, reliable information about treatment options, and the latest innovations in obstetrics and gynecology." -- Publisher
"Dr. McIlhaney, an experienced OB/GYN, is the only Christian physician to address such a wide range of questions -- from general health concerns to specific situations such as infertility, abortion, and marital sexual relationships. Every aspect of female physical development is discussed in a straightforward, sensitive manner.
"Joe S. McIlhaney Jr., M.D., is president of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health. He practiced medicine, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, for thirty years. Dr. McIlhaney is the author of SEX: WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN KILL YOU and several other books. He and his wife live in Austin, Texas. Susan Nethery has written several books and lives in Milam, Texas." -- Publisher

Mendelsohn, Robert S., How to Raise a Healthy Child: In Spite of Your Doctor, ISBN: 0345342763 9780345342768.
"This book explodes many of the medical myths that get passed on from doctors to parents (it also explodes the myth of doctor as all-knowing and all-powerful). It also is a source of support for parents who want to avoid constant trips to the pediatrician. Dr. Mendelsohn advocates homebirth, extended breastfeeding, and questions many of the standard vaccination practices. A real voice in the wilderness concerning current medical practices!" -- Publisher

Mendelsohn, Robert S., Male [Mal]practice: How Doctors Manipulate Women, ISBN: 0809259745 9780809259748.
"A lot of practical advice is given regarding questions to ask the doctor when he suggests surgery. Includes the chapter 'Fifty Drugs Every Woman Should Think Twice About Before Taking'." -- Publisher

Omartian, Stormie, Stormie: A Story of Forgiveness and Healing, ISBN: 1565078322 9781565078321.
"What a wonderful book to read for anyone who has lived with mental illness or was a member of a family with a parent that suffered from mental illness. It shows how one woman, having grown up in a two-parent household, had an absolutely horrific childhood. Her mother locked her in a closet for hours on end and continually verbally abused her as well. As she reaches adulthood, knowing how to relate to others is tough and causes much anxiety and pain. Through much error and wrong choices during her young adult years, she meets a man who tries to tell her about the love Jesus has for her. Not really understanding what it is all about, Stormie continues down the wrong path until one day she truly opens her heart up to God! Through reading this book, one is able to gain knowledge about people with mental illness as well as learn how to experience the love and forgiveness of God." -- Reader's Comment

Platt, Nancy V., Pastoral Care to the Cancer Patient, ISBN: 0398040516 9780398040512.

Sinatra, Stephen T., Jan Demarco Sinatra, and Roberta Jo Lieberman, Heart Sense for a Woman: Your Plan for Natural Prevention and Treatment, ISBN: 0452282713 9780452282711.
Heart disease presents different symptoms in women than in men. Because of gender specific symptoms it can go unrecognized in women. It has been said that within the next decade (written in 2005), gender specific physicians will become commonplace in health care.
"In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Stephen Sinatra reveals why heart disease is the #1 killer of women in America today. HEART SENSE FOR WOMEN shatters the myths that keep this a hidden epidemic and outlines a prescriptive plan for natural prevention and treatment. In this valuable resource, women will discover:

  • How to recognize early warning signs of heart attacks
  • 15 key risk factors and how to protect yourself
  • How being in touch with your emotions can lower your risk of heart disease
    "From the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy to the 12 heart-healing food groups, from key stress management techniques to inspiring true-life stories, HEART SENSE FOR WOMEN is a book that no woman should be without." -- Publisher

    Sneed, Sharon, and David Sneed, Prime Time: A Complete Health Guide for Women 35 to 65, ISBN: 0849932653 9780849932656.
    "This refreshingly upbeat handbook addresses matters of vital concern to women age 35 to 65, and offers practical tips for making those mid years and beyond truly prime time." -- Publisher

    Welch, Edward T., Eating Disorders: The Quest for Thinness, ISBN: 9781934885499 1934885495.

    Welch, Edward T., Self-injury: When Pain Feels Good, a booklet, ISBN: 0875526977 9780875526973.

    Well, Robert G., and Mary C. Well, Menopause and Mid-Life, ISBN: 0842339752 9780842339759.
    "Wells clearly explains physical and emotional changes, hormonal therapy, and the various options available to mid-life women. Includes a chapter on men and their role." -- GCB

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Physical health, The covenant faithfulness of god, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, What your doctor may not have told you, and so forth, and so on.



    Nursing

    Cave, Stephanie, and Deborah Mitchell (contributor), What Your Doctor may not Tell you About Children's Vaccinations, ISBN: 0446677078 9780446677073.
    "This book encourages parents 'to be equal partners with doctors in deciding which vaccines their children should get and when they should get them.' The way this book achieves this goal is by offering important medical information in easy to understand terms. WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU . . . provides detailed info on the various vaccines currently required/suggested by state and federal governments; reviewing in-depth the history of the diseases and related vaccines, ingredients used to make and preserve the vaccines, background studies and recent research available on a variety of the vaccines, and also a risk/benefit analysis per vaccination. What this book offers (that your doctor's office may not), is a look at both sides of the vaccination issue, and gives YOU a well-rounded resource package so you can best decide when/what vaccines to give your child. Factors that can influence your decision include any known allergies, reactions to previous vaccinations, family history of autoimmune diseases and more. Also a help to parents is a list of precautions parents can take when their children get vaccinated, and also a recommended schedule (that differs from the government's), for childhood vaccinations. This alternative vaccination timeline allows you to operate within the guidelines of the government mandate that all children receive a certain number of shots prior to entering school, but attempts to spread out the vaccinations for minimum exposure to risk and negative side effects. Did you know many vaccines used today include ingredients such as mercury, formaldehyde, ethylene glycol (a main ingredient in antifreeze), and more? Would you consume those poisons? Of course not, but vaccine manufacturers (and the CDC and FDA), seem to think it's okay for our kids to receive these poisons ad nauseam. Fortunately, each of today's required vaccinations come with a mercury-free alternative, but many doctors are still using those with mercury, and you must request the safer alternative. Research and vaccination injury reporting systems indicate possible and/or obvious links to multiple adverse effects including irreparable diseases and death, but many doctors, educators and government institutions refuse to consider those possibilities, as it may endanger the successful mass-vaccination programs currently employed in this country. Included in this book is a discussion of the possible exemptions available to parents, which may include religious, medical or philosophical, depending upon the state in which you live. If you're not willing to trust this author's approach, there's a list of multiple resources at the end of the book allowing you to do your own research and form your own further educated opinion.
    "Stephanie Cave, M.D., is a family practitioner in Baton Rouge who specializes in children with autism and related disorders. She has been featured on CNN regarding children and vaccinations and testified in Congressional hearings in July 2000." -- Publisher

    Rushford, Patricia H., Caring for Your Sick Child, ISBN: 0800752112 9780800752118.
    "A practical handbook discussing prevention of illnesses and diseases. Deals alphabetically with a variety of ailments from 'Abdominal Pain' to 'Whooping Cough.' Provides practical counsel on the symptoms, home treatment, and when to call the doctor. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Shelly, Judith Allen, Dilemma: A Nurse's Guide for Making Ethical Decisions, ISBN: 0877846669 9780877846666.

    Shelly, Judith Allen, Not Just a Job: Serving Christ in Your Work, ISBN: 0877843325 9780877843320.

    Shelly, Judith Allen, and Arlene B. Miller, Called to Care: A Christian Theology of Nursing, ISBN: 0830815988 9780830815982.

    Shelly, Judith Allen, and Arlene B. Miller, Values in Conflict: Christian Nursing in a Changing Profession, ISBN: 0830813306 9780830813308.



    Home Management

    *Anson, Elva, and Kathie Liden, The Complete Book of Home Management, ISBN: 0802415954 9780802415950.
    "This is a practical book for everyday living. And in the first chapter, 'How to Achieve Quality Living,' they give the best practical advice of all: Live by the Scripture with an eye to Christ and His advice. What follows is unique. It takes up the skill of management. And the house, the time, the workload, the children, the money, and the nutrition are all discussed in a practical way. In places it is like 'Hints From Heloise,' yet they never leave Jesus out of the picture. It is an excellent book for the family." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Barnes, Emilie, The Spirit of Loveliness, ISBN: 0736900411 9780736900416.
    "This book really deserves more than a ten. Emilie Barnes has an inheritance of brilliance in ideas for the home -- and this book sums them up! With lovely hand-drawn illustrations, this book is one of the best motivators for creating a beautiful home I've ever seen. The book is printed as beautifully as you could desire, and would make a wonderful gift. I love it!" -- Reader's Comment

    Bouma, Mary LaGrand, Creative Homemaker, ISBN: 087123078X 9780871230782.

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), The Role of Woman in the Home. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    World Harvest Mission
    http://www.whm.org/home.htm

    Petty, James C., When the Money Runs out: Hope and Help for the Financially Stressed, ISBN: 9781935273059 1935273051.

    Pittman, Grace, Hospitality With Confidence, ISBN: 0871238586 9780871238580.
    "Author shows us how to open our hearts and homes in an efficient, graceful, and loving manner. Many effective and creative ways to practice Christian hospitality." -- GCB

    *Pride, Mary, All the Way Home: Power for Your Family to be its Best, ISBN: 0891074651 9780891074656.
    "ALL THE WAY HOME is the long-awaited sequel to Mary Pride's revolutionary book, THE WAY HOME. Building on the theme of the home as the center of life, this book will change your ideas on what is possible for families today. More than a problem-solving manual, this text helps families do it right from the start." -- Publisher
    "Reading Mary's book has reassured me that all scripture is valid even today. It's a pity every woman by age 15 has not been made to study these concepts, fully understand her God given role in life and how exciting it truly can be. Now if we women of today would just pick up the baton and run the race, as Mary has clearly outlined for us in her book, God would bless our families and children again. If you are hungry to see God's hand in your life, Mary has written a beautiful book calling women back to the place God prepared for us in the beginning. Buy this and let the rebuke and encouragement draw you back to the 66 books that make up our Bible and guide our lives in the path God has laid out for us as women." -- Reader's Comment
    "If you are a Christian woman who needs help redefining your purpose in life because you don't have children, BUY this book. If you are a wife and/or mother who is tired of society (NC17 and violent media, TV, video, music, etc), defining you . . . . and you/your children's wants and needs, this is the book for you too." -- Reader's Comment

    Wilson, M. Moore, The Financial Planner: A Simple Common Sense Biblical Guide to Family Budgeting,

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Family management, Personal and family finances, family businesses, Domestic duties, Women in the workplace, Christianity in the workplace, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 1617, 1618, 1623-1672, 3865, 4152

    Related WebLinks

    J. Wilbur Chapman's Tract on an Old-Fashioned Home
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/7/15/j-wilbur-chapmans-tract-on-an-old-fashioned-home

    The Christian Family Homepage
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/6/29/family

    2014 Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Shenandoah Valley
    Issued annually.
    http://buylocalshenvalley.org/find-it-in-the-guide/



    Motherhood (Women)

    But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:30)

    The four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah are Isaiah 42:1-9; Isaiah 49:1-7; Isaiah 50:4-11; and Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12. See the annotations in The Reformation Study Bible.

    Our Triune God has ordained that the preeminent leader of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ, the God Man, Our Righteousness. (John 1:1-18; Matthew 19:30; Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 49:7; Colossians 1:16-19; Colossians 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:11-15; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12, and so forth, and so on). Human leadership is also divinely ordained and tends to devolve to those who are most perfectly at one with Christ, and to those who also know the most Truth (the Apostle Paul, Saint Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Puritan leaders, The Scots Worthies, and so forth, and so on.)
    And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:28). See: (Matthew 19:28, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter into thy master's joy. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:21 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:34). See: (Matthew 25:34, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And he said unto him, Well, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little thing, take thou authority over ten cities. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 19:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Therefore I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:29, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17). See: (Romans 8:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3). See: (1 Corinthians 6:3, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6). See: (Ephesians 2:6, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and corrections among the people:
    To bind their kings in chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
    That they may execute upon them the judgment that is written: this honor shall be to all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.
    (Psalm 149:7-9, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12), (1 Timothy 2:12, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:26). See: (Revelation 2:26, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    To serve God is to reign. -- Seneca (4 BC -- 65 AD)

    Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (John 2:4)

    Adams, Jay, Sibling Rivalry in the Household of God, ISBN: 0896362361 9780896362369.
    "About 'the causes and effects of rivalry among brothers and sisters in Christ and what can be done about it. . . .' 'Sibling rivalry in the household of faith -- just like at home -- is due entirely to sin.' Other supposed causes are not causes but occasions for our self-centered human nature to act. The Holy Spirit gives practical guidance in His Word for solving rivalry and conflict through repentance, faith and obedience." -- David Powlison

    Arndt, Elise, A Mother's Touch, ISBN: 0882071017 9780882071015.
    "A mother-teacher in you home, you prepare you children for life. No one can replace your love and care in their early years. And no one else can teach them, as you can, of Jesus' love and his world." -- GCB

    Case, Thomas (1598-1682), The Excellent Woman, a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, Dec. 16, 1658. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "THE EXCELLENT WOMAN examines the book of Proverbs to teach of the value and character of the virtuous woman. In the forward Dr. William Sprague writes, 'This is a work that will bear to be read more than once, and each successive reading will be likely to reveal some new gem of thought, which, in the general mass of excellence, had been overlooked before. It is a book suitable for the husband to present to his wife, the mother to her daughter, and the brother to his sister; and the more widely it is circulated, the better for the country and the world'." -- Publisher

    Ketterman, Grace, Mothering: The Complete Guide for Mothers of All Ages, ISBN: 0840791011 9780840791016.
    "Here are distinctively Christian perspective on everything from pregnancy and childbirth through rewarding grandmothering -- all from an experienced parent and pediatrician! -- CBD

    Owen, Pat H., Idea Book for Mothers, ISBN: 0842315586 9780842315586.

    *Reimer, Kathie, 1001 Ways to Introduce Your Child to God, ISBN: 0842347577 9780842347570.
    "Creative ideas to help children develop godly attitudes and healthy ways of thinking." -- Publisher

    Rushford, Patricia H., Caring for Your Sick Child, ISBN: 0800752112 9780800752118.
    "A practical handbook discussing prevention of illnesses and diseases. Deals alphabetically with a variety of ailments from 'Abdominal Pain' to 'Whooping Cough.' Provides practical counsel on the symptoms, home treatment, and when to call the doctor. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Sharing christ with your children, Teaching/training children, Bad relationships a cause of disease and death, Problem solving with children, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Protecting children from dangers, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Creeds, confessions, and catechisms, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Christian fiction (the elsie books by martha finley), and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 1624, 1629, 4073, 4140

    Related WebLinks

    Covenanted Motherhood, a sermon by Greg Price on Matthew 12:46-50
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonsspeaker&sermonID=19013812

    The Influence of a Godly Mother, a sermon by D. James Kennedy
    "What is a mother's influence on society? Motherhood has been de-valued by our secular society. What you don't hear is how much influence mothers really have on the course of human events. James Kennedy brings light to the powerful influence of a Godly Mother on The Coral Ridge Hour."
    Children who do not bond with their mother often have difficulty bonding with others in society.
    http://www.truthinaction.org/sermon/INFLUENCE%20OF%20A%20GODLY%20MOTHER-1994-THE_110912.pdf

    Generation Rescue
    "The incidence of autism has increased from 1 in 10,000 in the 1970s to 1 in 150 today, an increase of over 6,000 percent. Many more children have been diagnosed with other neurodevelopmental disorders all considered to be on the same spectrum including Asperger's, ADHD/ADD, speech delay, and many other developmental delays and learning disabilities.

    During these investigations, numerous scientists from around the globe have testified before the committee, and have presented credible peer-reviewed research studies that indicated a direct link between the exposure of mercury, a widely known neurotoxin, and the increasing incidences of autism." -- Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN), Chairman, Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, U.S. Congress, Head of Three Year Congressional Investigation into Mercury In Medicine, September 8, 2004
    http://www.generationrescue.org/



    Women and Parenting

    But when once they [children] are renewed by the Spirit of Christ, they are the charge of all the blessed Trinity, and under God the charge of angels: living or dying they are safe; for the eternal God is their portion and defense. -- Richard Baxter

    But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 18:16)

  • Child depression rates in the United States have jumped exponentially in the last decade. Between 1995 and 2002, the number of hospital visits for depression among seven- to seventeen-year-olds jumped from 1.44 million to 3.22 million. The majority of these children are girls. The number of girls under six who are taking antidepressants and similar drugs has jumped to over a million.
  • Over four million U.S. boys are on Ritalin or other mind- and mood-altering drugs. They are being medicated at ever younger ages, even though the FDA has not approved these drugs for these age groups. In general, the use of antipsychotic drugs for both girls and boys has jumped fivefold in the seven years between 1995 and 2002.
  • Increasingly, the minds of our children are growing up to be antisocial. Children diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder now number in the millions. As the Carnegie-Mellon survey notes, our primary social response to the new antisocial nature of children has not been to rethink how we raise them, but rather to expand punishment and incarceration systems. A Department of Justice study reports that at our present rates of incarceration, one in twenty babies born in the United States today will spend some part of life incarcerated. As of 2004, 1 in every 138 U.S. residents was in prison.
  • More than seven million U.S. girls struggle now with eating disorders -- quite often their brains' serotonin levels are so askew in their high-pressure lives that they must excessively diet, vomit food, and impede their own physical maturation just to rebalance themselves.
  • Just under two million girls each year cut themselves with knives and other sharp objects in response to desperation and need for emotional contact.
  • Millions of adolescent children abuse substances and binge drink. (Boys especially fit in the latter category). These children seek emotional relief and escape from pressure through means other than healthy human contact and healthy personal growth.
  • Boys and girls are sleeping one to two hours less per night than their brains need for healthy growth. This lack of sleep is an underreported epidemic with profound consequences, including antisocial behavior, substance abuse, and school failure.
  • In the last twenty years, our children's physical weight rates have risen to nearly one in two children overweight and one in five obese. Obesity is the number one health problem among American children and is tied to many other problems: alcohol abuse, drugs, self-cutting, depression, media addiction, and listlessness.
    Dr. Philip Thomas, a pediatric obesity specialist, fears "This is going to be the first generation that's going to have a lower life expectancy than its parents."
    In total, even after accounting for overlap in a number of these statistics, about one-third of our children are now diagnosed with some significant mental or physical disorder." -- Michael Gurian in Nurture the Nature
  • Barnes, Emilie, Michal Sparks (illustrator), and Anne Christian Buchanan (contributor), A Little Book of Manners: Etiquette for Young Ladies, ISBN: 1565076788 9781565076785.
    "Aimed at girls six to ten, this book introduces children to basic good manners, explaining the 'whys' as well as the 'hows' and stressing a loving attitude over simply following rules. Like LET'S HAVE A TEA PARTY, this book is written from the point of view of Emilie Marie, a little girl who is basically Emilie as a child -- passing along information Emilie has learned as an adult." -- Publisher

    Black, Thom, Lynda Stephenson, and Mary Chambers, Born to Fly: How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Gifts, ISBN: 0310402816.

    Block, Mary Ann, No More Ritalin: Treating ADHD Without Drugs, ISBN: 1575661268 9781575661261 9781575662398,

    *Decker, Barbara Proverbs for Parenting: A Topical Guide for Child Raising From the Book of Proverbs, King James Version, ISBN: 0961860839.
    "An indispensable tool for parenting, this book arranges the proverbs into over 70 realistic, helpful topics. A sampling of topics covered include: trust in God, obedience, honesty, anger, self-control, temper, arguing, boasting, complaining, love, friendship, happiness, discretion, faithfulness, stewardship, work and many more." -- Publisher
    An accompanying book, A COLORING BOOK OF BIBLE PROVERBS is 'a 30-page coloring book illustrating various passages from the Book of Proverbs. Can be used with or without the above hardback book'." -- GCB

    *De Graaf, Simon Gerrit, Promise and Deliverance, 4 volumes (Scarsdale, NY [Westminster Discount Book Service, P.O. Box 125H, Scarsdale 10583]: Westminster Discount Book Service, 1977) ISBN: 0888150024 9780888150028 0888150067 9780888150066 0888150083 9780888150080 0888150105 9780888150103 0887560547 9780887560545. Translated from the Dutch by H. Evan Runner and Elisabeth Wichers Runner. A Christian classic.
    "A landmark in interpreting the simple stories of the Bible . . . an invaluable resource for teachers, ministers, and parents." -- Christianity Today
    "In Scripture, religion means covenant. By His Word, God called into being an order of creation culminating in man. By that Word He also gave man His favor and brought him into a life of conscious covenantal fellowship with Himself. As De Graaf himself puts it: 'Without covenant, there is no religion, no conscious fellowship between man and God, n5o exchange of love and faithfulness. Without the covenant, man would be just an instrument in God's hand. When God created man, He had more than an instrument in mind: He made a creature that could respond to Him. . . .'
    "This renewed insight into Biblical revelation is the perspective undergirding De Graaf's treatment of all Bible stories. It makes his book a unique presentation of God's revelation of Himself in the covenant and keeps his interpretations of the stories from degenerating into mere moralizing. Religion is not morality." -- H. Evan Runner
    "I highly recommend this book. One of the best books available." -- R.C. Sproul

    Du Plessis, Susan, and Jan Strydom, The Creators of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) on Trial: and of Youth Violence, the Drug Culture, Teen-age Promiscuity, the Wave of Teen Suicides and Illiteracy, ISBN: 1919751076 9781919751078.
    "Contents: The number of children being diagnosed with behavior disorders such as ADHD, conduct disorder and Tourette syndrome is multiplying. | Youth violence, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage promiscuity and teen suicides have become commonplace. | Learning disabilities and illiteracy are increasing at an alarming rate. | This book reveals the true causes of youth-related problems. | Parents will find that this book explains what they can do to overcome ADHD and other emotional and behavioral problems. | Biochemical imbalances or neurological disorders in the brain. | Artificial colors and flavors. | Vaccinations. | Heredity. | TV. | Peer pressure. | A frog in a pot. | The myth of ADHD. | A new interpretation of an old problem. | In search of a biological cause. | Based on a logical flaw. | The restoration of status and riddance of guilt feelings. | The smart pill. | Discouraging results. | Man must learn to be human. | The bandwagon that went to a funeral. | Man is dependent on learning. | Questions most frequently asked. | The decomposition of society. | Youth violence and delinquency -- our social toxin. | The frightening drug scene. | The epidemic of teen-age promiscuity. | The horror statistics of suicide. | The erosion of education. | The soulless roots of psychology and psychiatry. | Members of the psychological guild on the stand. | The roots of modern psychology and psychiatry. | The rise of modern psychology. | The revolt against morals. | Psychiatry helps to free man from his crippling burden. | Morality goes to pot. | Creating a drug culture. | Chaos in the classroom. | Beginning of the rising tide of mediocrity. | Affective education replaces intellectual education. | Making our sick children well. | More of the same. | The Mental Hygiene Movement joins the educational scene. | The heart of psychology and psychiatry. | The proof of the pudding. | The hidden agendas of the experts. | Man is more than an animal. | Physical needs are not man's only needs. | Freedom without limits is no freedom at all. | Nobody can replace a parent. | The three cornerstones of discipline. | Training for self-discipline and self-restraint. | The illogicalities of the humanists. | The promise of an eternal life. | The other side of the coin. | A compass for his life. | What love is and what it is not. | The gold of which the coin is made. | The keys to the Kingdom. | An alternative approach. | A pyramid of repetition must be constructed. | The stratified nature of learning. | The foundational skills of reading. | The stratified nature of concentration. | The interruption of intellectual traditions. | The road that conquers death. | Man's search for meaning. | When man's spiritual need is denied. | The religion of modern man. | The New Age Movement finds its way to America. | Questions and answers on discipline. | From theories to practice. | A program of hope. | The deterioration of our children. | A case study." -- Publisher

    Du Plessis, Susan, and Jan Strydom, The Myth of ADHD and Other Learning Disabilities: Parenting Without Ritalin, ISBN: 1563841800 9781563841804.
    "If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD or some other behavior disorder, be careful. This diagnosis might be false. . . . The authors of this book explain how parents can teach their children the skills of concentration and self-control without drugging them into submission. Book jacket." -- Publisher
    Contents:

    1. A Frog in a Pot 13
    2. The Myth of ADHD 22
    3. The "Smart Pill" 39
    4. Man Must Learn to Be Human 47
    5. Questions Most Frequently Asked 59
    6. The Decomposition of Society 68
    7. The Soulless Roots of Psychology and Psychiatry 92
    8. The Revolt against Morals 110
    9. Chaos in the Classroom 130
    10. The "Heart" of Psychology and Psychiatry 151
    11. Man Is More Than an Animal 167
    12. Training for Self-discipline and Self-restraint 191
    13. The Other Side of the Coin 207
    14. The Keys to the Kingdom 216
    15. The Stratified Nature of Learning 228
    16. The Road That Conquers Death 242
    17. The "Religion" of Modern Man 254
    18. Questions and Answers on Discipline 264
    19. From Theories to Practice / Susan du Plessis 281.
    Felker, Donald W, and Evelyn H. Felker, Adoption, Beginning to End: A Guide for Christian Parents, ISBN: 0801035376 9780801035371.

    Felker, Evelyn H., and Child Welfare League of America, Foster Parenting Young Children: Guidelines From a Foster Parent.

    Felker, Evelyn H., Raising Other People's Kids Successful Child-rearing in the Restructured Family, ISBN: 0802818684 9780802818683.

    Fiddler, Carol, and Elisabeth Elliot, A Girl of Beauty: Developing Character in Young Girls, ISBN: 0847414280 9780847414284.
    "Addresses up-to-date issues girls face daily.
    "Family therapists are noting that children as young as 8, 9, and 10 are obsessed with their bodies and that this excessive focus hinders the normal growth and development of children. Modern psychologists are saying that we need to teach our children how to navigate through modern culture because they are, for the first time in history, learning how to behave from watching TV personae rather than real people.
    "Dealing with up-to-date issues that girls face today, this book is short, concise, and user-friendly for your fast-paced life. It covers topics girls deal with on a daily basis including: truthfulness, loyal friendships, contentment, life ambition, gossip, competition, outlook/attitude and more.
    "This book is for those who feel the pull of the world on their daughters or the special girl in their life and want a tool to aid in the teaching and training of girls in good, solid, godly character. The message that all they need to get through life is image and outward beauty is faulty and shortsighted.
    "Children, especially girls, need guidance and direction to counter this message. The recent trend for high school girls is cosmetic surgery to fix their 'flaws' in hopes of finding security in themselves. Unfortunately this temporary fix will not satisfy them. They need to develop themselves as a whole person, full of godly character that gives them value as a complete person, beyond the surface exterior. Their security needs to be found not in temporary outward appearance, but in the development of inward qualities that are lasting. This book is a relationship-building book for parents and their daughters in understanding the heart of God for their identity and 'whole-ness' as a person.
    "There is great versatility in using the book. Feedback I have received from those who have used it found it a fun reference for a mom/daughter Bible study. One particular group met once a week in the summer with a different mom/daughter team in charge of the fun events (roller blades, water balloons, etc.), and teaching the character topic. Another mom offered it as an after school group to all the girls in her daughter's school class and it has built camaraderie in the group. They meet once a month. One gal used it as a camp counselor for her cabin devotions.
    "A GIRL OF BEAUTY is a book you'll want to use over and over again (thick, high quality pages, spiral bound). Each time you go through it, something different and new comes out in discussion and application. We never stop learning and growing! Enjoy!" -- Carol Fiddler, the author

    Gardner, Michelle, Adoption as a Ministry, Adoption as a Blessing, ISBN: 1579215815 9781579215811.

    Glasser, Howard, and Jennifer Easley Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach, ISBN: 0967050707 9780967050706.
    "After reading Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley's excellent book, TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD, I felt a surge of hope for the more problematic children in our world. Finally, someone had discovered how to help parents manage difficult children in a positive, loving way and without medication!
    "Most of the children Glasser and Easley have worked with were taking medication when they arrived at the Nurtured Heart Approach center. These same children are no longer medicated into submission but living bright, successful lives. These children needed a little or a lot more attention than the average child but were being raised with traditional parenting skills that were rendered ineffective because of their ultra-sensitive natures. The parents of these children needed to learn to apply another set of rules to their kids to help them become the wonderful people they were destined to be.
    "The Nurtured Heart Approach is an easy, rational, beautiful and loving method of building on the successes of children while not giving energy to the negative aspects of their character. This is an approach that can be used on difficult or 'normal' kids. I have begun applying these principles to my own methods of child rearing. They work quickly and magnificently! It's brilliant in its simplicity and effectiveness.
    "If you have a difficult child or even if you would like to learn a new positive, ingenious parenting approach, I urge you to read Glasser and Easley's book." -- Reader's Comment

    Goertzel, Victor, Mildred George Goertzel, Ted George Goertzel, and Ariel Hansen, Cradles of Eminence: Childhoods of More Than Seven Hundred Famous Men and Women: The Complete Original Text, ISBN: 0910707561 9780910707565 091070757X 9780910707572 (OCoLC)690828797.
    This work shows how God uses adversity in life to draw out the best in individuals. Authors and subjects are, for the most part, secular.
    A "newly published, updated, and expanded second edition of Ted Goertzel and Ariel Hanzen's CRADLES OF EMINENCE: CHILDHOODS OF MORE THAN 700 FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN features the childhood biographies of more than 700 outstanding personalities. These sketches of the formative years of distinguished individuals reveal amazing insights into factors that can contribute to greatness, particularly in todays demanding and ever-changing world. Fascinating to read in its own right, and a wealth of anecdotal information about the youthful struggles of truly remarkable people including Alfred Hitchcock, Oprah Winfrey, Helen Keller, The Dalai Lama, Pablo Picasso, and many more." -- Reader's Comment
    "This book is a fascinating look at the family patterns of eminent individuals across many generations. I couldn't put it down. If you like biographies, this is the ultimate collection of interesting stories." -- Reader's Comment "Do eminent adults have common childhood experiences? Did their parents help foster environments that could lead to eminence? Findings from [this book], reveal that eminent adults, in their childhoods, strongly disliked school but had families who valued education; had highly opinionated parents often with a dominating mother; grew up 'feeling different' from others. Readers are challenged to consider what factors will foster eminence in today's world of mass media and technological change." -- Publisher
    "Victor Goertzel, a psychologist specializing in psychotherapy, was past president of the National Association for Gifted Children. Mildred George Goertzel directed a school for emotionally disturbed children. Ted George Goertzel is a professor and former chairperson in the sociology department at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. Ariel Hansen is a recent graduate from Haverford College and works in the field of science journalism." -- Publisher

    Gurian, Michael, Nurture the Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Unique Core Personality, ISBN: 078798633X 9780787986339.
    "Negative stress, in contrast, is something we need to be very careful about, especially with our children. In the most general terms, as experts at the University of Maryland Medical School wrote recently, "When these symptoms persist, you are at risk for serious health problems. This kind of stress can exhaust your immune system. Recent research demonstrates that 90 percent of illness is stress-related." When stress goes beyond the stimulating (positive stress), and becomes debilitating (negative stress), symptoms fall into three categories: physical, emotional, and relational." -- Publisher
    Resist the Latest Parenting Fads, Says New Book NURTURE THE NATURE Encourages Parents to Determine Their Child's Core Personality
    "Increasingly, the minds of our children are growing up to be antisocial. Children diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder now number in the millions. As the Carnegie-Mellon survey notes, our primary social response to the new antisocial nature of children has not been to rethink how we raise them, but rather to expand punishment and incarceration systems. A Department of Justice study reports that at our present rates of incarceration, one in twenty babies born in the United States today will spend some part of life incarcerated. As of 2004, 1 in every 138 U.S. residents was in prison."
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/NewYearNewYou/story?id=3119291&page=1

    Hendricks, Howard G., The Encyclopedia of Christian Parenting, ISBN: 0800712765 9780800712761.
    Includes bibliography.

    Hill, Harold, Bible Answers for King's Kids
    Compiled by Gretchen Zimmer Black with Irene Burk Harrell.

    Hyde, Margaret O., Alcohol: Drink or Drug? ISBN: 007031635X 9780070316355.

    Hyde, Margaret O., Brainwashing and Other Forms of Mind Control, ISBN: 0070316392 9780070316393.

    Hyde, Margaret O., Gambling: Winners and Losers, ISBN: 1562945327 9781562945329.
    For grades 6-9. "In her latest book, Hyde focuses on gambling as a sociopolitical issue. The information is clearly laid out, with Hyde providing some basic historical perspective before exploring contemporary aspects of the subject. She looks briefly at gambling in both its legal and illegal forms, does some speculating on its rise among teens, and takes a look at the characteristics of a pathological gambler. Personal histories are concrete but too few and rather dry, and although Hyde does attempt to present both sides of the issue, her negative arguments are more fully developed. Turn to Edward Dolan's TEENAGERS AND COMPULSIVE GAMBLING (1994) for a much better, more detailed discussion of gambling among YAs; use this book as a general overview and a consciousness raiser. Unfortunately, the further readings are mostly adult." -- Stephanie Zvirin

    Hyde, Margaret O., Parents Divided, Parents Multiplied, ISBN: 0664327273 9780664327279. Revised edition of: MY FRIEND HAS FOUR PARENTS.
    "Examines various situations that arise from divorce and remarriage, including one-parent families, stepfamilies, and living part-time with both parents. Also includes information on custody, parental kidnapping, and sources of outside help." -- Publisher

    Klaus, Sandra, Ten to Grow on: Teaching the Ten Commandments to Today's Children, ISBN: 0310540615 9780310540618.
    "For ages 8-12. Introduction to each commandment, modern-day story which illustrates the commandment, discussion questions, memory verse activities, song suggestions, classroom activities, and reproducible puzzles." -- GCB

    Kopp, Ruth, Where has Grandpa Gone? Helping Children Cope With Grief and Loss, ISBN: 0310416116 9780310416111.

    Lewis, Margie M., and Gregg Lewis, The Hurting Parent: Help and Hope for Parents of Prodigals, ISBN: 9780310286615 0310286611,

    Lush, Jean, and Pam W. Vredevelt, Mothers and Sons: Raising Boys to be Men, ISBN: 0800786823 9780800786823.
    "This is a great book on building emotional, spiritual, and sexual stability in your son. It provides ways to create a healthy home atmosphere and to teach your son how to work, how to be successful, how to take whining out of work, etc. . . ." -- Reader's Comment

    Marshner, Connaught Coyne, Decent Exposure: How to Teach Your Children About Sex, ISBN: 0943497167 9780943497167.
    "The key to teaching sexual responsibility is teaching . . . self control. And that teaching process starts the day your child comes home from the hospital." -- Publisher

    Masters, Lavonne, The Bible Verse Book, ISBN: 0840732295 9780840732293.
    "Presents five steps to help children memorize the Scriptures and understand and apply those verses to their lives." -- GCB

    Medved, Michael and Diane Medved Saving Childhood: Protecting our Children From the National Assault on Innocence, ISBN: 0060932244 9780060932244.
    "The Medveds speak for many when they say that too much of present-day U.S. culture is inimical to childhood. And it isn't just a matter of trash TV for the former PBS-TV movie reviewer and his psychologist spouse. Other culprits are sensationalized news in all media; profane and violent amusements of all sorts; too early, too explicit sex education; fostering self-esteem at the expense of learning; dire, one-sided presentation to children of such large problems as environmental degradation; gangs and other bad peer groups; and parents spending too much time at work and not enough with their kids. Nor does that exhaust the Medveds' bill of indictable particulars that, they say, together tend to make children unnecessarily fearful, cynical, and sad. Indeed, two-thirds of their lively, heartfelt book consists of their analysis of the national assault on innocence. In the remaining third, and drawing heavily upon their parenting of two daughters and a son, all still under 12, they discuss how to maintain children's innocence for its proper duration by providing psychological security, encouraging children's sense of wonder, and inculcating optimism. Chief among specific actions they advise is -- ironically enough, coming from a former TV 'star' -- to stop watching the tube and to read instead, especially to the kids. An honorable addition to the strain of child-advocacy literature that runs from Marie Winn's CHILDREN WITHOUT CHILDHOOD (1981) to Dana Mack's ASSAULT ON PARENTHOOD (1997)." -- Ray Olson, from Booklist August 19, 1998
    "SAVING CHILDHOOD offers parents and grandparents practical strategies to cope with a society that seems perversely determined to frighten and corrupt its young. Cultural critic and popular radio host Michael Medved and his wife, psychologist Diane Medved, argue that in a mistaken effort to curb problems plaguing its youth, our culture has changed from protecting childhood as a precious time of growth to hammering even the smallest youngsters with a grim, harsh, and menacing view of the world. The Medveds systematically present unassailable scientific evidence, moving anecdotes, and personal experiences of raising their three young children to explain the attack from four primary directions -- media, schools, peers, and even well-intentioned parents themselves.
    "In a unique analysis, the Medveds define innocence not as ignorance but as the result of three components -- security, a sense of wonder, and optimism. They empower parents and all who care about childhood with concrete, easily accomplished means to fend off the assault, as well as advice for handling hurdles such as the Internet, television, peer pressure, and the plague of pessimism. SAVING CHILDHOOD enables us to restore and maintain for our children imagination, confidence, and hope for the future." -- Publisher

    Melina, Lois R., Raising Adopted Children: A Manual for Adoptive Parents, ISBN: 0060960396 9780060960391.
    This book "is important reading before, during, and after adopting [a child]. By replacing the myth of adoption with the realistic issues involved, it offers parents valuable insights into how to deal openly and honestly with themselves, as well as with the emotional and psychological needs of their child." -- Betty Jean Lifton

    Meyer, Jerome Sydney, The Big Book of Family Games: The Most Complete Treasury of Fun-filled Games and Activities for Family and Friends, ISBN: 0883650495 9780883650493.

    Omartian, Stormie, Christopher Omartian, and Amanda Omartian The Power of a Praying Parent, ISBN: 1565073541 9781565073548.
    "Because the chapters are short, you could use a chapter as a devotional each time you pray. I also appreciate the way the scripture verses are typed out so that I don't have to spend time looking each one up.
    "This is an excellent gift for parents who are expecting or for a parent struggling with a teen. Because the tone is so welcoming and compassionate, I also find it's a great witnessing tool. People who may be otherwise closed to the gospels are sometimes open to anything if they think that it may help their child. I'd also recommend this book to uncles, aunts, teachers, grandparents, youth workers, basically anyone who is interested in the welfare of our children." -- Reader's Comment

    Palmer, Nancy, William D. Palmer, and Kay Marshall Strom (contributor), The Family Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together: A Guide to Parenting the Blended Family, ISBN: 0891099492 9780891099499.
    "Helping parents of blended families to avoid the common pitfalls in the blending process and recognize the unique benefits of their new situation, this book teaches the ins and outs of step-parenting, how to deal with ex-spouses, assorted relatives, friends, and ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for the children involved." -- Publisher

    *Palmer, Peter, Manning De V. Lee, and Jay P. Sr. Green (editor), The Children's Bible Story Book, ISBN: 1878442899 9781878442895.
    Said to be the best of the Bible story books.

    *Ray, Bruce A., Jay Adams (foreword), Withhold not Correction, ISBN: 0875524001 9780875524009.
    "If children were animals then behavioral manipulation would be appropriate. If children were innocent then diverting them into other activities when they are angry or selfish would be appropriate. But children bear the image of God, distorted by sin and correctable by the Gospel. 'The tablet is not blank: it's filled with sin.' Therefore child-rearing is a process of correction and reorientation, and it must be guided by Scripture. Contrary to how it is often viewed, 'discipline is not hate; discipline is love.' Lays out eight principles for biblical correction of children. Closes with a 'Parents' Topical Reference' to Bible passages on two dozen issues relevant to children." -- David Powlison
    "This is an exceptional book for the parent who seriously searches the Word of God for His will in rearing children. His constant aim is to display the Scripture bearing on his subject in order to 'bring our children into a subordinate relationship to the living God.' He uses often the term, Biblical discipline, and he applies this not only to the use of the rod to correct, but also the use of prayer with the child, the constant attention to shaping the child's character, etc. He quotes from many good authors, such as Charles Bridges and Charles Hodge. Very good!" -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *Schoolland, Marian M., Leading Little Ones to God: A Child's Book of Bible Teachings, ISBN: 0802851207 9780802851208.
    Contains material useful in counseling.

    Seabolt, Dorothy, Occult Abuse of Youth: A Guide to Protecting Children.

    Sprague, William B., Letters of Practical Subjects to a Daughter.
    "The counsel of this book is applicable to sons as well as daughters. . . . here is a 19th century Solomon intent upon imparting to his child a wisdom and sanctified common sense akin to the Proverbs." -- Publisher

    Strom, Kay Marshall, The Complete Adoption Handbook, ISBN: 0310574617 9780310574613.
    "She does not 'sugar coat' adoption like it's the TV sitcom, 'The Brady Bunch,' but weaves in accounts of actual families as they made their way through adoption. Though not a technical reference book like THE ADOPTION RESOURCE BOOK by Lois Gilman (by the way, is an invaluable adoption tool), Kay Strom makes you stop and evaluate your motivations before you jump into adoption. I highly recommend this book to any Christian since she does not 'push' any particular 'religious affiliation' when she encourages one to seek the Lord for His guidance. -- Reader's Comment

    Strydom, Jan, Susan du Plessis, and Benetta Strydom, The Bible's way to Victory Over ADHD and Other Childhood Challenges
    "A free online book, providing sound answers on preventing and overcoming behavioral, emotional and learning problems, including ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), Conduct Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome."
    http://www.audiblox2000.com/onlinebook/index.htm
    E-mail: benetta@mweb.co.za

    Strydom, Jan, and Susan Du Plessis, The Right to Read: Beating Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities, ISBN: 1919751017 9781919751016.

    Terkelsen, Helen E., Counseling the Unwed Mother.

    Terkelsen, Helen E., I'm Going to Have a Baby and I'm not Married, ISBN: 0800619943.

    Thomas, Nancy L., When Love is not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD -- Reactive Attachment Disorder, ISBN: 0970352549 9780970352545.
    "When we adopted our two youngest children, we thought our training had prepared us for just about anything that might surface. We had not considered Reactive Attachment Disorder. Nancy Thomas' booklet is a must read for any parent who hopes to bring a child back from the desolation of Attachment Disorder. Her methods have restored peace and sanity to our household. Her contagious 'attitude' for loving the children most people find unlovable has empowered us to reclaim our family. If you are dealing with RAD, you MUST have this book." -- Reader's Comment

    Van Dyken, Donald, Rediscovering Catechism: The Art of Equipping Covenant Children, ISBN: 0875524648 9780875524641.

    Vander Goot, Mary, Healthy Emotions: Helping Children Grow, ISBN: 0801093031 9780801093036.
    "This book is about the normal emotions of normal children. Its purpose is to help adults deal with children's emotions effectively." -- GCB

    *Vos, Catherine, Child's Story Bible, ISBN: 0802850111 9780802850119.
    "Since the CHILDREN'S BIBLE STORY BOOK by Peter Palmer is presently out of print [notice it is again in print as of February 2002 -- compiler], this by Vos is undoubtedly the best of the Bible story books. She is sound in her doctrine, restrains her imaginative additions to the Biblical record, and shows an understanding of the mind of a child." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Parents themselves don't often model personal devotions because so much of the Bible is difficult to understand. Read this every night and I guarantee you'll understand your own Bible much better, and have the best basic biblical overview possible! Vos doesn't water down the Bible stories -- even some of the gory details -- but in a respectful, careful manner she presents nearly every bible story. We LOVE this book!" -- Reader's Comment

    Watson, Carol, and Ann Baum (contributor), 365 Children's Prayers: Prayers old and new for Today and Every day, ISBN: 0745914543 9780745914541 0745917216 9780745917214 074591912X 9780745919126 0732400104 9780732400101.
    "This is a wondrous book on praying for it offers 365 prayers -- most written by children. The prayers cover topical issues and are separated into six easy to follow categories. I have purchased many copies of this book over the years for use as gifts, for use in Sunday School, and I have two copies for personal use. An excellent choice!" -- Reader's Comment

    *Welch, Edward T., Using the Gospel in Your Home (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF07 [audio file].

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Sharing christ with your children, Blended families, Protecting children from dangers, Teaching/training children, Bad relationships a cause of disease and death, Problem solving with children, Adoption, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Courtship, Counsel for young men, Counsel for young women, Christian fiction (the elsie books by martha finley), and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 1574, 1575, 1624, 1625, 1629-1672, 3971-3976

    Related WebLinks

    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/

    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html

    The Religious Nurture of Children: The Reformed Faith in its Ethical Consequences in the Family, John Macleod (1872-1948)
    http://www.westminsterconfession.org/godly-living/the-reformed-faith-in-its-ethical-consequences-in-the-family.php

    DrGreene.com
    "Dr. Greene is the Chief Medical Officer of A.D.A.M., the Founder and CEO of DrGreene.com, and the Pediatric Expert for AmericanBaby.com. He is on the Clinical Faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine where he sees patients and teaches Residents. He is the President of Hi-Ethics (Health Internet Ethics), and helped URAC develop its standards for eHealth accreditation. Dr. Greene has been recognized by Advance for Health Information Executives as one of the top 25 most influential forces in healthcare IT. Dr. Greene was also named Intel's Internet Health Hero for children's health. He is an author, medical expert, and a media personality.
    "Dr. Greene entered primary care pediatrics in January 1993. In 1995, he launched Dr. Greene's HouseCalls, cited by the AMA as the first physician Web site on the Internet -- http://www.DrGreene.com. On his Web site, Dr. Greene answers pediatric questions submitted by readers from all over the world. DrGreene.com now receives over 14 million hits per month from parents, students, and medical professionals.
    "He is the author of THE PARENT'S COMPLETE GUIDE TO EAR INFECTIONS (People's Medical Society, 1997). He is the medical expert for three additional books, THE PARENT'S SOUP A-TO-Z GUIDE TO YOUR NEW BABY (Contemporary Books, 1998), THE PARENT'S SOUP A-TO-Z GUIDE TO YOUR TODDLER (Contemporary Books, 1999), THE MOTHER OF ALL BABY BOOKS (Hungry Minds, Inc., 2002), FROM FIRST KICKS TO FIRST STEPS: NURTURING YOUR BABY'S DEVELOPMENT FROM PREGNANCY THROUGH THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE (McGraw-Hill Companies: August 2004).
    "Alan Greene earned a Bachelor's degree in the History and Philosophy of Science from Princeton University. He graduated from medical school at University of California at San Francisco. Upon completion of his pediatric residency program at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California in 1993, he served as Chief Resident. During his Chief year, Dr. Greene passed the pediatric boards in the top 5 percent of the nation.
    http://www.drgreene.com/about



    Women in the Church

    See the Theological Notes, "The Local Church," at Revelation 2:1 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    See the Theological Notes, "The Church," at Ephesians 2:19 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:30)

    The four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah are Isaiah 42:1-9; Isaiah 49:1-7; Isaiah 50:4-11; and Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12. See the annotations in The Reformation Study Bible.

    Our Triune God has ordained that the preeminent leader of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ, the God Man, Our Righteousness. (John 1:1-18; Matthew 19:30; Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 49:7; Colossians 1:16-19; Colossians 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:11-15; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12, and so forth, and so on). Human leadership is also divinely ordained and tends to devolve to those who are most perfectly at one with Christ, and to those who also know the most Truth (the Apostle Paul, Saint Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Puritan leaders, The Scots Worthies, and so forth, and so on.)
    And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:28). See: (Matthew 19:28, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter into thy master's joy. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:21 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:34). See: (Matthew 25:34, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And he said unto him, Well, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little thing, take thou authority over ten cities. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 19:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Therefore I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:29, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17). See: (Romans 8:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3). See: (1 Corinthians 6:3, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6). See: (Ephesians 2:6, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and corrections among the people:
    To bind their kings in chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
    That they may execute upon them the judgment that is written: this honor shall be to all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.
    (Psalm 149:7-9, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12), (1 Timothy 2:12, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:26). See: (Revelation 2:26, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    To serve God is to reign. -- Seneca (4 BC -- 65 AD)

    Barnes, Emilie, Things Happen When Women Care, ISBN: 0890818371 9780890818374.
    "This insightful look at developing friendships will give you the tools you need to start on the great adventure of caring for others." -- GCB

    Gruber, Mayer I., Women in the Biblical World: A Study Guide, ISBN: 0810830698 9780810830691.

    Hurley, James B., Women's Role in the Church, audio file (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Mack, Wayne A., Place of Women in the Church, an audio file.
    Notes: Publication information from Mt. Olive Tape Library catalog.

    Mack, Wayne A., The Role of Women in the Church: A Study of the Bible to Discover God's Directives for the Church in This Area of Modern day Confusion and Turmoil, 84 pages.
    "After introductory comments, the book breaks into two major sections: what women may not do in the church and what women may do in the church. 'God said to the women, "You glorify me in doing these particular acts." He also said to the men, "You glorify me by doing other acts".' May God help men and women to cheerfully submit to the will of God, for God's way is perfect." -- David Powlison

    *Robbins, John W. (1949-2008, editor), The Church Effeminate and Other Essays (Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation), ISBN: 0940931540 9780940931541.
    Contents: Robbins: The Church; Witherow: The Apostolic Church; Ryle: The True Church; Lloyd-Jones: The Primacy of Preaching; Adams: Preaching to the Heart; Ryle: The Fallibility of Ministers; Crampton: Exclusive Psalmody; The Geneva Service Book of 1556: Scripture and the Ordering of Worship; Miller: The Christian Education of the Children and Youth in the Presbyterian Church; Calvin: The Teachers of the Church; Clark: The Presbyterian Doctrine of Ordination; Warfield: Paul on Women Speaking in Church; Clark: The Ordination of Women; Robbins: The Church Effeminate; Luther: On the Councils and the Church; Hodge: The Relation of Church and State; Calvin: The Roman Church-State; Dostoyevsky: The Grand Inquisitor; Burroughs: Episcopacy; Witherspoon: Secrets of Church Polity; McFetridge: Calvinism and the Church; Chan: The New Babylonian Captivity of the Church; Robbins: The Reconstructionist Road to Rome; a Lasco: The Abolition of Vestments; Hanko: Ought the Church to Pray for Revival? Hodge: The Great Revival of Religion, 1740-1745; Luther: The Power of the Word; Clark: What Is Evangelism? Clark: Art and the Gospel; Calvin: The Necessity of Reforming the Church; Ryle: Idolatry; Ryle: Pharisees and Sadducees; Machen: The Good Fight of Faith; Ryle: Apostolic Fears; Machen: The Separateness of the Church; Robbins: The Sin of Signing Ecumenical Declarations; M'Crie: Fundamentalism and Ecumenism; Calvin: The Unity of the Church; Robbins: The Church Irrational; Index; Scripture Index.
    The Necessity of Reforming the Church (1543), by John Calvin
    This is an online document.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/NRC_ch00.htm

    *Singer, C. Gregg (1910-1999), A Theological Interpretation of American History, 1994 edition, 354 pages (Greenville, SC: A Press, 1994, 1981, 1975, 1974, 1964), ISBN: 0875524265 9780875524269. A Christian classic.
    This book portrays "the influence of theology and the changing doctrines in the life of the church on the pattern of American political, constitutional, social and economic development.
    "The author shows that the decline of constitutional government in this country is the result of the departure from historical Christian faith and the resulting rise of alien political philosophies. Particularly does he emphasize the intimate relationship between theological liberalism on the one hand and political, social, and economic liberalism on the other. This theological liberalism has been a major agent in the decline of the Constitution in the political life of the people and in the appearance of a highly centralized government." -- Publisher
    "There is between the democratic philosophy and theological liberalism a basic affinity which has placed them in the same camp in many major political struggles.
    "This condition exists because theological liberalism shares the basic postulates of the democratic philosophy. . . .
    "Theological liberalism at heart has been a continuing protest against Calvinism, particularly against its insistence on the Sovereignty of God and the Total Depravity of the race. These two Biblical doctrines have often proved to be a stumbling block to theologians within the church as well as to the unbelieving world.
    "The result of theological liberalism has been the movement away from constitutionalism and away from liberty, and a movement toward collectivistic society and totalitarian regime." -- C. Gregg Singer, A Theological Interpretation of American History, p. 290
    See also: John Knox, the Scottish Covenanters, and the Westminster Assembly (tape 3 of 5), in a series of addresses History Notes on Presbyterianism, Reformation, and Theology by Dr. C. Gregg Singer on SermonAudion.com
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=12607114250
    See also:
    Dr. C. Gregg Singer at SermonAudio.com (161 messages)
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?SpeakerOnly=true&currSection=sermonsspeaker&Keyword=Dr.^C.^Gregg^Singer

    Smith, Ruth S., Getting the Books off the Shelves: Making the Most of Your Congregation's Library, ISBN: 0915324318 9780915324316.
    "A most important publication that stresses the ways in which church libraries can extend their influence." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Discipleship (women), Servant leaders (women), Women and small groups, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 3867, 3869, 3874

    Related WebLinks

    Male Role and Responsibility, Gender Equality, Suffrage, Reproductive Rights, and the Decline of American Society
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc.html#suffrage>



    Servant Leadership (Women)

    See the Theological Notes, "Pleasing God," at 1 Thessalonians 2:6 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    [1]Then shall be the [2]end, when he hath delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father, when he hath put down [3]all rule, and all authority and power.
    For he must reign
    [j: Psalm 110:1; Acts 2:34; Hebrews 1:13; Hebrews 10:13]till he hath put all his enemies [1]under his feet.
    The
    [1]last enemy that shall be destroyed, is death.
    [k: Psalm 86; Hebrews 2:8]For he hath put down all things under his feet. (And when he saith that all things are subdued to him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put down all things under him.)
    And when all things shall be subdued unto him,
    [1]then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him, that did subdue all things under him, that [2]God may be all in all. -- (1 Corinthians 15:24-28, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    15:24 (1) The fourth argument, wherewith also he confirmeth the others, hath a most sure ground, to wit, because that God must reign. And this is the manner of his reign, that the Father will be showed to be King in his Son who was made man, to whom all things are made subject (the promiser only except) to the end that the Father may afterward triumph in his Son the conqueror. And he maketh two parts of this reign and dominion of the Son, wherein the Father's glory consisteth: to wit, the overcoming of his enemies (whereof some must be deprived of all power, as Satan and all the wicked, be they never so proud and mighty, and others must be utterly abolished as death) and a plain and full delivery of the godly from all enemies, that by this means God may fully set forth the body of the Church, cleaving fast to their head Christ, his kingdom and glory as a king in his subjects. Moreover he putteth the first degree of this kingdom in the resurrection of the Son, who is the head: and the perfection, in the full conjunction of the members with the head, which shall be in the latter day. Now all these tend to this purpose, to show that unless the dead do rise again, neither the Father can be King above all, neither Christ be Lord of all: for neither should the power of Satan and death be overcome, nor the glory of God be full in his Son, nor his Son in his members.
    (2) The shutting up and finishing of all things.
    (3) All his enemies which shall be spoiled of all the power they have.
    15:25 (1) Christ is considered here, as he appeared in the form of a servant, in which respect he ruleth the Church as head, and that because this power was given him of his Father.
    15:26 (1) The shutting up of the argument, which is taken from the whole to the part: for if all his enemies shall be put under his feet, then must it needs be that death also shall be subdued under him.
    15:28 (1) Not because the Son was not subject to his Father before, but because his body, that is to say, the Church which is here in distress, and not yet wholly partaker of his glory, is not yet fully perfect, and also because the bodies of the saints which be in the graves shall not be glorified until the resurrection: but Christ as he is God, hath us subject to him as his Father hath, but as he is Priest, he is subject to his father together with us. Augustine, book 1, chap. 8, of the Trinity.
    (2) By this high kind of speech, is set forth an incomprehensible glory which floweth from God, and shall fill all of us, as we are joined together with our head, but yet so, that our head shall always reserve his preeminence. -- 1599 Geneva Bible annotation for 1 Corinthians 15:24-28

    Kelley, Rhonda, A Woman's Guide to Servant Leadership: A Biblical Study for Becoming a Christ-like Leader, ISBN: 1563094347 9781563094347.

    Fryar, Jane L., Servant Leadership: Setting Leaders Free, ISBN: 0570067707 9780570067702.

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Servant leadership, and so forth, and so on.



    Women and Small Groups

    But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:30)

    The four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah are Isaiah 42:1-9; Isaiah 49:1-7; Isaiah 50:4-11; and Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12. See the annotations in The Reformation Study Bible.

    Our Triune God has ordained that the preeminent leader of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ, the God Man, Our Righteousness. (John 1:1-18; Matthew 19:30; Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 49:7; Colossians 1:16-19; Colossians 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:11-15; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12, and so forth, and so on). Human leadership is also divinely ordained and tends to devolve to those who are most perfectly at one with Christ, and to those who also know the most Truth (the Apostle Paul, Saint Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Puritan leaders, The Scots Worthies, and so forth, and so on.)
    And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:28). See: (Matthew 19:28, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter into thy master's joy. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:21 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:34). See: (Matthew 25:34, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And he said unto him, Well, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little thing, take thou authority over ten cities. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 19:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Therefore I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:29, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17). See: (Romans 8:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3). See: (1 Corinthians 6:3, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6). See: (Ephesians 2:6, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and corrections among the people:
    To bind their kings in chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
    That they may execute upon them the judgment that is written: this honor shall be to all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.
    (Psalm 149:7-9, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12). (1 Timothy 2:12, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:26). See: (Revelation 2:26, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    To serve God is to reign. -- Seneca (4 BC -- 65 AD)

    Barnes, Emilie, Things Happen When Women Care, ISBN: 0890818371 9780890818374.
    "This insightful look at developing friendships will give you the tools you need to start on the great adventure of caring for others." -- GCB

    *Sawin, Margaret M., Family Enrichment With Family Clusters, ISBN: 0817008306 9780817008307.
    "One of the most important books to be published in recent years. Shows how small groups operating in the church can strengthen family ties." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Bible reading and devotions, Christian fellowship, Small groups, House churches, Small group evangelism, Small groups as healing agents, Small group resources, Small Group leadership helps, Intercessory prayer, Prayer, Prayer groups, Jesus on prayer, Evangelistic praying, Christian fellowship, Friendship, Friendship (women), Family worship, Regulative principle of worship, Praise, Prayer, Psalms in Worship, Rejoicing, Thanksgiving, Music, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Bad relationships a cause of disease and death, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 414, 421, 726, 739-741, 1325, 1442, 3116-3132, 3523, 3908, 3927

    Related WebLinks

    The Covenant Family Fellowship
    A number of citations from historic Reformed folk: John Knox, Matthew Henry, Jonathan Edwards, etc., covering the period from 100 AD to 1912 AD regarding family worship.
    http://covenantfamily.nfshost.com/



    Home Schooling (Women)

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. (Hosea 4:6,7)

    On the contrary, he charges them with gross and voluntary ignorance, as if he had said that, by their madness, they brought down destruction on themselves. The meaning therefore is, that the people perished because they despised instruction . . . .
    Hence we draw a useful doctrine; namely, that the source of all our calamities is, that we do not allow ourselves to be taught by the word of God, and this is what the Prophet chiefly intended that we should observe. . . .
    So then it is a true statement, that the reason why the people endure such a variety of afflictions is, that they are ignorant of God, and will not allow themselves to be taught by him. -- Calvin commenting on Isaiah 5:13

    Then, when he had expatiated somewhat more fully, and had more copiously illustrated the benefits of its presence [harmony -- compiler], and the ruinous effects of its absence upon a state, Pilus, one of the company present at the discussion, struck in and demanded that the question should be more thoroughly sifted, and that the subject of justice should be freely discussed for the sake of ascertaining what truth there was in the maxim which was then becoming daily more current, that "the republic cannot be governed without injustice." Scipio expressed his willingness to have this maxim discussed and sifted, and gave it as his opinion that it was baseless, and that no progress could be made in discussing the republic unless it was established, not only that this maxim, that "the republic cannot be governed without injustice," was false, but also that the truth is, that it cannot be governed without the most absolute justice. And the discussion of this question, being deferred till the next day, is carried on in the third book with great animation. For Pilus himself undertook to defend the position that the republic cannot be governed without injustice, at the same time being at special pains to clear himself of any real participation in that opinion. He advocated with great keenness the cause of injustice against justice, and endeavored by plausible reasons and examples to demonstrate that the former is beneficial, the latter useless, to the republic. Then, at the request of the company, Lćlius attempted to defend justice, and strained every nerve to prove that nothing is so hurtful to a state as injustice; and that without justice a republic can neither be governed, nor even continue to exist.
    When this question has been handled to the satisfaction of the company, Scipio reverts to the original thread of discourse, and repeats with commendation his own brief definition of a republic, that it is the weal of the people. "The people" he defines as being not every assemblage or mob, but an assemblage associated by a common acknowledgment of law, and by a community of interests. Then he shows the use of definition in debate; and from these definitions of his own he gathers that a republic, or "weal of the people," then exists only when it is well and justly governed, whether by a monarch, or an aristocracy, or by the whole people. But when the monarch is unjust, or, as the Greeks say, a tyrant; or the aristocrats are unjust, and form a faction; or the people themselves are unjust, and become, as Scipio for want of a better name calls them, themselves the tyrant, then the republic is not only blemished (as had been proved the day before), but by legitimate deduction from those definitions, it altogether ceases to be. . . .
    Tully [Cicero -- compiler], himself, too, speaking not in the person of Scipio or any one else, but uttering his own sentiments, uses the following language in the beginning of the fifth book, after quoting a line from the poet Ennius, in which he said, "Rome's severe morality and her citizens are her safeguard." "This verse," says Cicero, "seems to me to have all the sententious truthfulness of an oracle. For neither would the citizens have availed without the morality of the community, nor would the morality of the commons without outstanding men have availed either to establish or so long to maintain in vigor so grand a republic with so wide and just an empire. Accordingly, before our day, the hereditary usages formed our foremost men, and they on their part retained the usages and institutions of their fathers. But our age, receiving the republic as a chef-d'oeuvre of another age which has already begun to grow old, has not merely neglected to restore the colors of the original, but has not even been at the pains to preserve so much as the general outline and most outstanding features. For what survives of that primitive morality which the poet called Rome's safeguard? It is so obsolete and forgotten, that, far from practising it, one does not even know it. And of the citizens what shall I say? Morality has perished through poverty of great men; a poverty for which we must not only assign a reason, but for the guilt of which we must answer as criminals charged with a capital crime. For it is through our vices, and not by any mishap, that we retain only the name of a republic, and have long since lost the reality. . . ."
    For I mean in its own place to show that -- according to the definitions in which Cicero himself, using Scipio as his mouthpiece, briefly propounded what a republic is, and what a people is, and according to many testimonies, both of his own lips and of those who took part in that same debate -- Rome never was a republic, because true justice had never a place in it. But accepting the more feasible definitions of a republic, I grant there was a republic of a certain kind, and certainly much better administered by the more ancient Romans than by their modern representatives. But the fact is, true justice has no existence save in that republic whose founder and ruler is Christ, if at least any choose to call this a republic; and indeed we cannot deny that it is the people's weal.
    But if perchance this name, which has become familiar in other connections, be considered alien to our common parlance, we may at all events say that in this city is true justice; the city of which Holy Scripture says, "Glorious things are said of thee, O city of God." -- Augustine in The City of God, Book 2, Chapter 21, "Cicero's Opinion of the Roman Republic"
    City of God, St. Augustine, Book II. Chapter 21. -- Cicero's Opinion of the Roman Republic.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf102.iv.II_1.21.html

    So many times people in the pew and the pulpit say, well how did all this get started? How did psychology descend to its present level? . . . How did political science produce our political thought, produce the dictatorships which are engulfing the modern world? Why are we in the economic mess in which we are today? Why is sociology such a jumble of immorality? Why is education as it is today? Why is art so meaningless? . . . Why is modern music an affront to the modern ears as well as to the mind and ear of God? . . . Why are all these things!? . . .
    I would suggest to you that if you will follow this course with thought and care, you will finally come to see the answer to the questions which haunt us today in Western society." -- Singer, C. Gregg (1910-1999), in the Apologetics lecture series using FROM RATIONALISM TO IRRATIONALITY: THE DECLINE OF THE WESTERN MIND FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT (1979) as the text, and delivered in Decatur, Georgia, beginning November, 1979.
    Apologetics: #01: Classical and Medieval Thought #1
    Dr. C. Gregg Singer, Apologetics, 56 min.
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2250511453

    Bible-based education is the recovery of the old notion that there is wisdom from God we have access to that can be applied to every realm. That kind of education not only will help us restore life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in this nation and around the world, but will also steer us away from the narrow underpinnings of secular humanism. -- George Grant

    Adler, Mortimer, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, ISBN: 067121280X 9780671212803.
    "Originally published in 1940, this book has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated. You are told about various levels of reading and how to achieve them, from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. You learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, and criticize. You are taught different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy (religion) and social science." -- Publisher

    *Andreola, Karen, Beautiful Girlhood, ISBN: 1883934028 9781883934026.
    "The book deals primarily with the Christian character development, moral virtues, and manners of pre-teen and teenage girls. It is one of the best-selling titles in the home schooling community." -- Publisher

    *Andreola, Karen, A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning, ISBN: 1889209023 9781889209029.
    "A thorough chapter-by-chapter overview of the inspiring teaching principles of Christian educator Charlotte Mason, this book reveals the practical day by day method of how to teach the Charlotte Mason way. The author offers friendly advice, and humor, along with the joys and struggles of real home school life. The book covers education, parenting, home schooling and lots of encouraging advice for mothers." -- Publisher

    Beechick, Ruth, A Biblical Psychology of Learning: How Your Mind Works, ISBN: 0896360830.
    "May be the finest book on the contemporary scene that explains the learning process, while allowing the Scriptures to judge the vast array of learning theories. The mode of learning the author presents and her discussion of creativity, higher thinking, and the spiritual developmental tasks are provocative. But her use of the Biblical concept of the heart marks the book with its uniqueness. It pries open a variety of areas with a new touch." -- Warren S. Benson

    Beechick, Ruth, Genesis: Finding Our Roots, ISBN: 094031911X.
    "This book was an answer to prayer! Dr. Beechick looks at Genesis with such extraordinary depth, yet the book is clearly readable. (I found my 8 year old son reading it when it wasn't even assigned!) Excellent home school resource or unit of study for the family of faith." -- Reader's Comment

    *Blumenfeld, Samuel, Is Public Education Necessary? ISBN: 0815958269 9780815958260.
    "This book tells, for the first time, the story of how and why Americans gave up educational freedom so early in their history for the imagined benefits of state-controlled education. The author delves into a wealth of original sources to reveal how a comparative handful of secularists, who were more concerned with destroying religion than with freeing man, spearheaded the drive toward public education. Centered at Harvard, this nineteenth-century liberal elite worked tirelessly -- and successfully -- to put America on the road to educational statism. By exploring the very roots of the system, this book provides the missing link in our educational history." -- Publisher

    *Cotton, John (1584-1652, editor), and The Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), New England Primer: Improved for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English. To Which is Added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century. In fact, many of the Founders and their children learned to read from THE PRIMER. This pocket-size edition is an historical reprint of the 1777 version used in many schools during the Founding Era." -- Publisher
    "THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER was one of the greatest books ever published. It went through innumerable editions; it reflected in a marvelous way the spirit of the age that produced it, and contributed, perhaps more than any other book except the BIBLE, to the molding of those sturdy generations that gave to America its liberty and its institutions.
    "The Founding Fathers of this country and other Americans learned to read from this little treasure. There is much that we can learn about them and the way they thought by examining its contents. The true study of history should incorporate the study of what motivated people to do the things they did. This reprint makes for great classroom discussion. It makes for an excellent addition to any American History class at all grade levels and all ages. It is pocket-size, and kids and adults love it. I highly recommend it!" -- Reader's Comment
    "WEBSTER'S BLUE-BACKED SPELLING BOOK and the NEW ENGLAND PRIMER were basic, foundational textbooks used in the schools of our Republic in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    "These two textbooks prove our founding fathers expected moral truths to be taught in every school subject." -- Reader's Comment
    Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), SHORTER CATECHISM; Cotton, John (1584-1652), The New-England Primer Improved for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English: To Which is Added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism (1777)
    http://archive.org/details/newenglandprimer00west

    *deParrie Paul, and Mary Pride, Unholy Sacrifices of the New Age, ISBN: 0891074821 9780891074823.
    "This book shows how the New Age program of mass liquidation is already on the move -- through science, medicine, government, and media. Tracing human sacrifices of the past to the present application in medicine and scientific practice, this book is the first to document these horrors." -- Publisher
    Plans for State control of the Healthcare Industry are probably the most alarming development in this matter, beyond the legalization of abortion, along with the related issues of legalizing physician assisted suicide and the practice of infanticide. Note that the passage of Obamacare resulted in cuts in Medicare and Medicaid assistance to the elderly and the reduction of Medicare payments to doctors. It also is said to establish "end of life" counseling programs and uses public funds to perform abortions, and so forth and so on.

    Du Plessis, Susan, and Jan Strydom, The Creators of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) on Trial: and of Youth Violence, the Drug Culture, Teen-age Promiscuity, the Wave of Teen Suicides and Illiteracy, ISBN: 1919751076 9781919751078.
    "Contents: The number of children being diagnosed with behavior disorders such as ADHD, conduct disorder and Tourette syndrome is multiplying. | Youth violence, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage promiscuity and teen suicides have become commonplace. | Learning disabilities and illiteracy are increasing at an alarming rate. | This book reveals the true causes of youth-related problems. | Parents will find that this book explains what they can do to overcome ADHD and other emotional and behavioral problems. | Biochemical imbalances or neurological disorders in the brain. | Artificial colors and flavors. | Vaccinations. | Heredity. | TV. | Peer pressure. | A frog in a pot. | The myth of ADHD. | A new interpretation of an old problem. | In search of a biological cause. | Based on a logical flaw. | The restoration of status and riddance of guilt feelings. | The smart pill. | Discouraging results. | Man must learn to be human. | The bandwagon that went to a funeral. | Man is dependent on learning. | Questions most frequently asked. | The decomposition of society. | Youth violence and delinquency -- our social toxin. | The frightening drug scene. | The epidemic of teen-age promiscuity. | The horror statistics of suicide. | The erosion of education. | The soulless roots of psychology and psychiatry. | Members of the psychological guild on the stand. | The roots of modern psychology and psychiatry. | The rise of modern psychology. | The revolt against morals. | Psychiatry helps to free man from his crippling burden. | Morality goes to pot. | Creating a drug culture. | Chaos in the classroom. | Beginning of the rising tide of mediocrity. | Affective education replaces intellectual education. | Making our sick children well. | More of the same. | The Mental Hygiene Movement joins the educational scene. | The heart of psychology and psychiatry. | The proof of the pudding. | The hidden agendas of the experts. | Man is more than an animal. | Physical needs are not man's only needs. | Freedom without limits is no freedom at all. | Nobody can replace a parent. | The three cornerstones of discipline. | Training for self-discipline and self-restraint. | The illogicalities of the humanists. | The promise of an eternal life. | The other side of the coin. | A compass for his life. | What love is and what it is not. | The gold of which the coin is made. | The keys to the Kingdom. | An alternative approach. | A pyramid of repetition must be constructed. | The stratified nature of learning. | The foundational skills of reading. | The stratified nature of concentration. | The interruption of intellectual traditions. | The road that conquers death. | Man's search for meaning. | When man's spiritual need is denied. | The religion of modern man. | The New Age Movement finds its way to America. | Questions and answers on discipline. | From theories to practice. | A program of hope. | The deterioration of our children. | A case study." -- Publisher

    *Duffy, Cathy, 100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style, ISBN: 0805431381 9780805431384.
    "I love Cathy Duffy's dedication at the beginning of this book: 'To the thousands of dedicated home schoolers who have resisted the impulse to imitate 'real school' and have chosen instead to figure out what is best for each of their children, even if it meant writing their own curriculum. You have made the world of home school curriculum far richer than the most well-funded schools in the world'."
    "And what Cathy has done in her book is to help us do just that -- figure out what is best for each of our children. Under her direction, using pertinent questions and an easy-to-use chart, a home schooling mom can determine which of the eight approaches to home schooling would fit her child's learning style and her own overall goals and priorities for her child's education. It takes the guesswork and confusion out of home schooling.
    "The largest portion of the book is taken up with Cathy's reviews of her '100 Top Picks' for home schooling books and curricula. She gives us thorough descriptions and necessary ordering details, strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum, and her own impressions on how it would work with the different learning styles. One of the best features of this book is an amazing eight page chart putting all the information together so parents can see at a glance and compare and contrast all the details of each 'Top Pick'.
    "I would suggest that if you're having a hard time wading through all of your curriculum choices, you might consider buying 100 TOP PICKS. Keep it handy, because you'll be consulting it often." -- Laurie Bluedorn
    "I've read a lot of home schooling books in planning for my children's education and I learned something from each one, whether I liked the book or not! This book, however, is a planner's dream! It truly has you plan from the bottom up, applying thought to aspects of home schooling that I had not previously considered.
    "Cathy Duffy begins by having you come up with your own philosophy of education. As she puts it, 'If there were no laws requiring you to educate your child, what would you want them to learn anyway?' Wow! That question really gets to the heart of the matter for most people choosing to home school. Then, she has you consider your thoughts about how you want to teach and run your school (teach different ages together, work directly with your children or have them work independently, real books vs. textbooks, field trips, adhering to a schedule or remaining flexible, etc.). She has you take a sort of quiz about your preferred approaches to learning that shows which styles might appeal to you most. After leaning so heavily toward Charlotte Mason after all my reading, I was somewhat surprised to find that I have an equally high regard for unit studies and -- gasp! -- unschooling (a 'curriculum' choice that petrifies me a bit)! She describes the various home schooling methods (traditional, Charlotte Mason, classical, unit study, unschooling, independent study, eclectic, and umbrella programs). Then, she asks you to consider your confidence/experience level, time available to teach, finances, and religious beliefs. In addition, one of the most important differences about this book is that it addresses your teaching style and your child's learning style. This is such an important consideration when deciding what curriculum to choose. I'm sad to admit that I've been so gleefully planning what I want them to learn and what I think they'll enjoy that I've given very little SERIOUS thought to their perspective about things. Not anymore . . .
    "Finally, the discussion of her top 100 picks begins. The curriculum choices are introduced with a chart. The format helps you pick resources that are aligned with what you now know are your home schooling preferences. Each curriculum is ranked for the following criteria: (1) Multi-sensory/hands-on (2) structure/rules-oriented (3) logical/analytical learners (4) social activity (5) amount of parent instruction (6) independent study vs. one-on-one (7) amount of writing (8) prep time (9) grade level specific vs. multi-level (10) ease of use for teacher (11) necessity for teacher's manual (12) supportive of Charlotte Mason's philosophy (13) supportive of classical education (14) religious affiliations. Using the chart, it was easy to look for a unit study or Charlotte Mason approach that would accommodate my Wiggly Willy and my Sociable Sue who work at different grade levels.
    "Some critics of the book feel that the author leans too heavily on Christian resources so I actually did a count for those interested. Of her 100 picks, there were 15 Catholic choices, 41 Protestant choices, and 54 were religiously neutral. (They don't add up to 100 because some would work for both Protestants and Catholics, some neutrals could add religious supplements, etc.). If you consider that probably AT LEAST 50 percent of home schoolers are keeping their children at home so they can offer religious instruction, I don't think those numbers are in any way out of balance.
    "If you are looking for an umbrella curriculum (one that covers all the subjects), you should know that she really goes in depth into only two, Calvert School (neutral) and Sonlight (Protestant). However, some of the unit studies she discusses could be used as a full program with a few additional choices for neglected subjects. (Only one of the seven unit study programs, Five in a Row, is religiously neutral). If an umbrella curriculum is what you're looking for, you would be better off requesting catalogs and information from companies offering that service rather than buying this book. Otherwise, the curriculum choices included in this book fall under the following categories: (1) phonics/reading/literature (2) math (3) grammar and composition (4) spelling and vocabulary (5) history/social science (6) science (7) unit studies (8) foreign language (9) miscellaneous.
    "Her picks definitely cover a wide range of methodology. Some will appeal to you and some won't. What I find is that in researching something that is appealing (usually on Amazon), I invariably follow link after link until I wind up reading so many reviews that I more fully understand the pros and cons of each curriculum choice I make. What a wonderful thing! I would rank this book with the top four home schooling books I have read (Rebecca Rupp's HOME LEARNING YEAR BY YEAR, Charlotte Mason's ORIGINAL HOME SCHOOLING SERIES, and Karen Andreola's A CHARLOTTE MASON COMPANION). -- Kristina J. Ivey

    *Duffy, Cathy, Government Nannies: the Cradle-to-grave Agenda of Goals 2000 and Outcome Based Education, ISBN: 1568570090 9781568570099.
    "Confusing stories about Goals 2000 and outcome-based education have made the front page of every newspaper in the country. It is a tangled web of 'government-nanny' programs that invade the privacy of families and destroys the principle of individual responsibility. This book describes where we are heading under Goals 2000." -- Publisher

    Glaspey, Terry W., Great Books of the Christian Tradition, ISBN: 1565073568 9781565073562.
    Suggestions for books and reading, including ten books to get started, lists for specific time periods, short excerpts from many authors, 100 novels for group discussion, and 100 books to read with children. -- Publisher
    "Have used this book heavily to build my library of classics. It is an annotated book list divided into Christian, non-Christian, and Children's literature and by historical periods: The Ancient World, The Middle Ages, The Early Modern World (The Reformation, Renaissance), The Eighteenth Century, The Nineteenth Century, The Twentieth Century, and Contemporary Candidates for Greatness. Parents, such as myself, will greatly appreciate the separate chapter and list dedicated solely to Children's literature. I have used this chapter to collect quality books for my children.
    "Glaspey gives you a short commentary on each book (and excerpts from some authors), and tells you how best to make use of the reading lists he provides. He also gives good reasons why Christians should read non-Christian books. Also provided is a list of ten books which he feels every Christian ought to know. Included are books by C.S. Lewis, Dostoevsky, Augustine, and Tozer among others.
    "This is a book for Christian biblioholics to savor. It was through this book that I discovered some of my favorites such as A TESTAMENT OF DEVOTION by Thomas Kelly, and Christian authors such as Walker Percy, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Flannery O'Connor. Many books he names, Christian and non-Christian, I already knew and read, and others, such as books by Norman Geisler, I was disappointed to find missing. But overall, this is an excellent resource and one that is unique. Highly recommended." -- Reader's Comment

    Gorder, Cheryl, and Don Hubbs, Home Education Resource Guide, 4th edition, ISBN: 0933025483 9780933025486.
    "A comprehensive resource guide for the parent-educator. 'If you can afford only one resource directory, this is the one to buy'." -- Library Journal
    "This title has been used by home schoolers since 1987 and is a comprehensive guide to resources for a home education." -- Publisher "Provides current information on hundreds of important resources for home schoolers. Includes lists of correspondence schools, curricula, testing services, reading and math helps, support groups, educational toys and games, many more. Mary Pride says: "Those dedicated to home schooling, especially home school leaders, will get some mileage out of the Resource Guide." -- GCB

    Greene, Lawrence J., Learning Disabilities and Your Child: A Survival Handbook, ISBN: 0893343242 9780893343248. Alternate title: KIDS WHO HATE SCHOOL.
    "Learning disabilities don't have to stand in the way of your child's success.
    "A learning disability can be at the root of your child's resistance, failure, and low self-esteem. It's no wonder that children with learning disabilities have difficulties both at home and at school, difficulties that are reflected in poor performance records.
    "Lawrence J. Greene, a pioneer in the field of learning disabilities and the Executive Director of the Developmental Learning Center in San Jose, California, for seventeen years, shares his knowledge and experience in compassionate and understanding terms. He explains how to diagnose learning disabilities ranging from dyslexia and hyperactivity to language disorders and tuning out -- and how they might affect your child. He offers helpful advice on choosing the right school or program for your child and on getting the support you need. Anecdotes, where parents and children speak out, as well as step-by-step programs that you can begin right now, make this unique book a vital guide for parents and teachers of learning disabled children." -- Publisher

    Hallowell, Edward M. and John J. Ratey, Delivered From Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life With Attention Deficit Disorder, ISBN: 0345442318 9780345442314.
    "Medication? Maybe. Marry the right person and find the right job? A must if you are an adult suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). So say psychiatrists Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey, authors of the influential DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION, published in 1994. In their new book, DELIVERED FROM DISTRACTION, Hallowell and Ratey survey the current medical landscape concerning ADD, combining their own clinical observations with the latest research to paint a much more complex and, in many ways, positive picture of the condition than has generally been presented.
    "Hallowell and Ratey embrace the idea that success in life comes more from playing to your strengths than overcoming your weaknesses. In the case of a person with ADD (child or adult), these strengths often include unusually high levels of creativity, charisma, intelligence, and energy. The authors insist that, while medication and other treatments can sometimes work wonders in reducing limitations, surrounding yourself with people who promote these positive traits, be they in your personal or professional life, is the single most important element to living well with ADD. As both Hallowell and Ratey are not only experts in the field, but "ADDers" themselves, the tips and stories they share for how to do so are fresh, funny, and far more helpful than tired arguments over drugs verse no drugs or whether there's even such a thing as ADD at all." -- Patrick Jennings
    Hallowell Center and Hallowell Connections
    The Hallowell Center was founded by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Worry/Anxiety, and Child Learning Disabilities.
    http://www.drhallowell.com/

    *Hatcher, Carolyn, Let the Authors Speak: A Guide to Worthy Books Based on Historical Setting, ISBN: 0964068125 9780964068124.
    "This book is an unparalleled resource for classical, historical, and contemporary literature, as well as for classical and contemporary autobiographical, biographical, and historical works. Invaluable for those designing a history/literature curriculum or unit studies. Over 1200 books are briefly annotated and listed 1) chronologically by setting, reading/interest level, and type of work (i.e., biography, novel, myth/legend), 2) by author, and 3) by title. Newbery winners and books reviewed in BOOKS CHILDREN LOVE and HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART are highlighted. The author endorses Charlotte Mason's philosophy of reading 'whole books' and encourages the integration of such books into our children's curricula. Recommended by Cathy Duffy, Karen Andreola, Mary Pride, and others." -- GCB
    "This book arranges both historical fiction and classics according to the era in which they are set, according to reading ability level, and according to author. It's a fast way to find something really good to supplement any history course -- or to just find something good to read." -- Reader's Comment

    *Haycock, Ruth, Encyclopedia of Bible Truths, in one volume, 443 pages (Colorado Springs, CO: Association of Christian Schools International, c1993). Former title: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLE TRUTHS FOR SCHOOL SUBJECTS, in 4 volumes.
    Volume 1: Social Studies, 129 pages
    Volume 2: Language, Arts/English, 85 pages
    Volume 3: Science/Mathematics, 107 pages
    Volume 4: Fine Arts/Health, 116 pages
    "This comprehensive index to the Bible is the fruit of a life's dedication and study by Dr. Ruth Haycock. Because a wide variety of subjects are covered and defined in light of Scripture, this tool will become your constant companion as you answer questions, prepare lessons, do research, and lead topical studies." -- Publisher
    "With this unique resource you can help your students understand how God's Word relates to every subject. Whether the topic is Geography or Geometry, Literature or Law, this book establishes the fundamental connection between each discipline and the truth of the Scriptures. Originally published in four separate paperbacks, it is now available in a single, hardback edition. It can be used for lesson preparation, research, project completion, more!" -- GCB
    "Dr. Haycock's work is listed in the current ACSI product catalog for $25 for ACSI member schools. You can obtain a copy by calling the order department in Colorado Springs (800) 367-0798. This is still a very popular item at our conventions and for schools in the accreditation process." -- Bill Wilson
    May be purchased in Great Britain from:
    Home school
    http://www.homeschool.co.uk/

    *Hunt, Gladys M., Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative use of Books in Family Life, revised edition, ISBN: 0310263816 9780310263814.
    "The imaginative use of books in family life. Offers warm, practical advice on how to instill a love for reading in children. Extensive bibliography grouped according to ages.
    "HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART, now in its third edition, is one of the best guides to children's books available. It is for parents who know the value of reaching their children with good books. A good book is a gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. But children don't stumble onto the best books by themselves. They need a parent's help. Author Gladys Hunt discusses everything from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers. This edition includes an indexed and updated 85-page list of the best children's favorites, HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART opens new worlds of reading possibilities for children and parents alike. Are you concerned about building whole children -- children who are alive emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually? Then this book can help. Gladys Hunt deeply believes in the potential of books to assist in this building process. Her tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural life of any home.
    "Gladys Hunt is a popular and well-known writer. Among her many books are READ FOR YOUR LIFE and several volumes of the FISHERMAN BIBLE STUDY GUIDE SERIES. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan." -- Publisher
    "There's got to be a reason a book is in its 50th printing! This book is both motivational and informative. I wrote it to encourage parents to read aloud to their children -- and to keep on reading together long after children can read for themselves. Few things bind people together as much as sharing a good book. Without ever leaving your home, you can go on fantastic adventures, meet the same people, laugh at the ridiculous together, weep together over the plight of your favorite characters and learn life lessons from the bravery or foolishness of your main characters! Everyone who has ever read a ripping good story wants to share it with someone else. C.S. Lewis was right when he said that any book worth reading at 10 should be worth reading at 50. That means as you read with your children you get to catch up on all the stories you missed when you were growing up. Reading together gives you a reservoir of experiences from which to examine life and to figure out how to live it. And the bibliography at the end of the book introduces you to books your children should have the opportunity to read Take it to the library with you." -- Gladys Hunt

    Hunter, Emily, Christian Charm Course: Student's Manual, ISBN: 0890815089 9780890815083.
    "Aimed at young girls, this popular study book has been used by countless home school families to teach young girls good manners and godly behavior. With practical guidelines for grooming, dress, politeness, conversation skills, and spiritual growth, this book will help children integrate inner beauty with outer beauty." -- Publisher

    Hunter, Emily, and Wayne Hunter, Man in Demand, ISBN: 0890815100 9780890815106.
    See also: MAN IN DEMAND: STUDENT TRAINING MANUAL.
    "Aimed at boys, MAN IN DEMAND has been used by countless home school families to teach young boys good manners and Godly behavior. With practical guidelines for grooming, dress, politeness, conversation skills, and spiritual growth, the books will help children integrate inner beauty with outer beauty." -- Publisher

    Hunter, Wayne, and Emily Hunter, Man in Demand: Student Training Manual, ISBN: 0890815100 9780890815106.

    Kjos, Berit, Brave New Schools, ISBN: 1565073886 9781565073883.
    "With concrete examples from public school material, Berit Kjos demonstrates how myths, feelings, and imagination have replaced facts, logic, and history in our classrooms. You can make a positive difference in your children's education by educating yourself first." -- Publisher

    *Lee, Rachel Gillespie, Learning Centers for Better Christian Education, ISBN: 0817009272 9780817009274.
    "An able treatise in which the author advocates a new method of education in the church. Describes how to set up and administer a learning resource center. Deserves careful reading. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Lopez, Diane D., and Elizabeth Laraway Wilson, Teaching Children: A Curriculum Guide to What Children Need to Know at Each Level Through Grade six, ISBN: 0891074899 9780891074892.
    "Diane Lopez is principal of Bethany Christian School, Sierra Madre, California. This is a unique curriculum guide for grade levels K through 6. It is an excellent educational approach which naturally integrates a Christian world view and scriptural principles. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "If you have not read FOR THE CHILDREN'S SAKE or Karen Andreola's A CHARLOTTE MASON COMPANION, which cover the same ideas in more depth, they would be a good introduction to the educational principles of Charlotte Mason." -- Reader's Comment

    Macaulay, Susan, Something Beautiful From God, ISBN: 089107189X 9780891071891 0891071865 9780891071860.
    "Just about the finest book we have for a parent to read to a child (or self-read on 4th grade and above level), concerning the wonder and beauty of birth and babies . . . accurate information . . . sound theology. Highly recommended!" -- GCB

    Macaulay, Susan, and Diane Lopez, Home Education
    http://www.soundword.com/ccon.html
    Four (4) audio cassettes [audio files].

    Macaulay, Susan Schaeffer, and Mary Woods, For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School, ISBN: 9781470888879 1470888874.
    "This simple, practical, easy-to-use resource book will help parents and teachers enrich childhood education by extending learning opportunities to all areas of life." -- GCB

    *Machen, Gresham J., Education, Christianity and the State, ISBN: 0940931192 9780940931190.
    "Machen was one of the foremost educators, theologians, and defenders of Christianity in the twentieth century. The author of numerous scholarly books, Machen saw clearly that if Christianity is to survive and flourish, a system of Christian grade schools must be established. This collection of essays captures his thought on education over nearly three decades.
    "What role does the government have to play in education? What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? Is scholarship important, or is education the same as training? This book has been adopted as required reading by a large college in Florida. It may be studied with profit by teachers, parents, and students. Contents include: Faith and Knowledge, The Importance of Christian Scholarship, Christianity and Culture, Reforming the Government Schools, The Necessity of The Christian School, Shall We Have a Federal Department of Education? Proposed Department of Education, The Christian School: The Hope of America, Westminster Theological Seminary: Its Purpose and Plan." -- The Trinity Foundation

    Pride, Bill, and Mary Pride, Prides' Guide to Educational Software, ISBN: 0891076654 9780891076650.

    Pride, Mary, The Better Butter Battle (Old Wise Tales), ISBN: 0943497930 9780943497938.

    *Pride, Mary, The Big Book of Home Learning, 4 volumes, ISBN: 0891075488 9780891075486 0891075496 9780891075493.
    Volume 1: Getting Started. Introduces all major home school methods and answers your most frequently asked questions.
    Volume 2: Preschool and Elementary.
    Volume 3: Junior High Through College.
    Volume 4: Afterschooling and Extras.
    Each volume is over 500 pages and includes full contact information for every product reviewed.
    "Mary Pride has researched tons of educational products. . . . I love Pride's philosophy of teaching and trust her conclusions. She has saved me years of hunting for good educational supplies." -- Reader's Comment "Here is a complete guide to everything educational for you and your children. . . . You will find resources and information here that are not available elsewhere." -- GCB

    Pride, Mary, The Greenie (Old Wise Tales), ISBN: 1561210110 9781561210114.
    "This book is about a boy-creature who notices air pollution around his hometown. He is then befriended by The Greenie (who looks suspiciously like John Muir), and recruited into eco-activism. But the Greenie goes way too far (as do many modern groups), when he tries to prohibit eating meat, wearing leather, and even going to parks and the beach (only wildlife allowed). Finally the Greenie becomes physically ill, and sees the error of his ways. Environmentalism is good when practiced sensibly and in moderation. This book provides a good way to teach children that we can be good stewards of what God has given us without going to either extreme (wasting resources or restricting our freedoms)." -- Reader's Comment

    *Pride, Mary, Schoolproof: How to Help Your Family Beat the System and Learn to Love Learning the Easy Natural Way, ISBN: 0891074805 9780891074809.
    "Schoolproofing means having children who learn to read, who learn to obey authority, who learn to stand against injustice." -- GCB "Mary Pride's book will help parents make sure their children get a great education, no matter what political or educational theory happens to be in vogue. Schoolproofing means having children who learn to read, who learn to obey authority, who learn to stand against injustice. Just a few of the topics covered: getting organized; motivating your students while respecting them; steps to independent learning -- including one commonly-forgotten but absolutely essential step; 20 ways to present a lesson and more. This book helps you understand why different educational philosophies work (or don't), and where we should go from here." -- Publisher

    Pride, Mary, Too Many Chickens (Old Wise Tales), ISBN: 1561210102 9781561210107.
    "TOO MANY CHICKENS is the story of a farm where some greedy pigs force the chickens to give them half the corn feed. Then the pigs get even greedier and force the chickens to cut way back on their egg-laying so there will be fewer chickens to eat the corn. The chickens then form a 'Two-Egg Club,' except Mrs. Pinfeather and her seven chicks. When they are forced out of the farmyard, it turns into a blessing when they gorge themselves with corn in the cornfield, then return to warn the other animals of a fire approaching the farm. Thanks to them, the farm is saved. This book is a good way to teach children that all human beings are precious in God's sight, inside AND outside the womb." -- Reader's Comment

    *Singer, C. Gregg (1910-1999), The Apologetics lecture series using FROM RATIONALISM TO IRRATIONALITY: THE DECLINE OF THE WESTERN MIND FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT (1979) as the text, and delivered in Decatur, Georgia, beginning November, 1979, 17 MP3 files.
    "So many times people in the pew and the pulpit say, well how did all this get started? How did psychology descend to its present level? . . . How did political science produce our political thought, produce the dictatorships which are engulfing the modern world? Why are we in the economic mess in which we are today? Why is sociology such a jumble of immorality? Why is education as it is today? Why is art so meaningless? . . . Why is modern music an affront to the modern ears as well as to the mind and ear of God? . . . Why are all these things!? . . .
    "I would suggest to you that if you will follow this course with thought and care, you will finally come to see the answer to the questions which haunt us today in Western society." -- C. Gregg Singer, from this cited lecture series.
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2250511453

    Strydom, Jan, Susan du Plessis, and Benetta Strydom, The Bible's way to Victory Over ADHD and Other Childhood Challenges
    "A free online book, providing sound answers on preventing and overcoming behavioral, emotional and learning problems, including ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), Conduct Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome."
    http://www.audiblox2000.com/onlinebook/index.htm
    E-mail: benetta@mweb.co.za

    *Thompson-Iserbyt, Charlotte The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America: A Chronological Paper Trail, ISBN: 0966707109 9780966707106.
    "This book is the book to have. Every concerned parent in America should invest in a copy. It's the encyclopedia, in year date order, of just what has been going on in America in the public school system for years and years. It holds answers to many unanswered questions. Years of research at our fingertips and it's the size of a telephone book. It's the best inside look. It's honest, official documentation, undisputable evidence. If every parent were to read this, we could right a terrible wrong being done in public schools today. The fact she was once a Senior Policy Advisor for the US Department of Education weighs a lot on the books credibility factor." -- Reader's Comment

    Van Dyken, Donald, Rediscovering Catechism: The Art of Equipping Covenant Children, ISBN: 0875524648 9780875524641.

    *Vincent, Thomas (1634-1678), Shorter Catechism Explained From Scripture. Alternate title: THE SHORTER CATECHISM OF THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY EXPLAINED AND PROVED FROM SCRIPTURE, ISBN: 085151314X. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Forty Puritans including John Owen, Thomas Manton, Thomas Brooks and Thomas Watson recommended this useful volume as a very worth aid for family instruction. This volume gives parents very simple explanations to take their children through the Westminster Shorter Catechism."
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project: Body of Divinity Contained in Sermons Upon the Assembly's Catechism by the Rev. Thomas Watson
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/

    Voeller, Brad, Accelerated Distance Learning: The new way to Earn Your College Degree in the Twenty-first Century, ISBN: 0970156316 9780970156310.
    "Home school graduate Brad Voeller earned his four-year, fully-accredited college degree in less than six months for less than $5,000 by applying the revolutionary techniques of accelerated distance learning. In this book, he shares with you tested approaches to learning that will allow you to earn a college degree in less than half the normal time -- for a fraction of the cost. Discover how to: receive college credit for life experiences; earn college credit quickly and easily through credit-by-examination; speed up the learning process while improving comprehension; cut study time by at least 50 percent; make a wise decision in choosing a distance-learning program; and complete college in less than half the time for less than half the cost." -- Doug Phillips

    *Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), Body of Divinity: Contained in Sermons Upon the Westminster Assembly's Catechism, ISBN: 0851511449. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The first book published by the Trust, this has been one of the best sellers and consistently the most useful and influential of our publications . . . It deals with the foremost doctrinal and experimental truths of the Christian faith . . . It is based on the Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism, in which the main principles of Christianity that lie scattered in the Scriptures are brought together and set forth in the form of question and answer. This catechism is unsurpassed for its 'terse exactitutde of definition' and 'logical elaboration' of the fundamentals. . . . Watson conveys his thorough doctrinal and experimental knowledge of the truth in such an original, concise, pithy, pungent, racy, rich, and illustrative style that he is rightly regarded as the most readable of the Puritans." -- Publisher
    "As an introduction to Puritan theology, as a short and sweet course in Christian doctrine, as devotional reading, and as a preacher's gold-mine, Watson's work can hardly be praised too highly." -- J.I. Packer.
    "Contains Watson's exposition of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, excluding the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments." -- GCB
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project: Body of Divinity Contained in Sermons upon the Assembly's Catechism by the Rev. Thomas Watson
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/resources/vincent/wsc_vi_001.html?page_id=205
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    The Complete Scripture Index to the Westminster Confession (1646), Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Alternate title: SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/
    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), A Body of Practical Divinity Sermons on the Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Assembly, also Select Sermons on Various Subjects, Together with The Art of Divine Contentment, and Christ's Various Fulness (1859)
    http://archive.org/details/bodyofpracticald00watsuoft
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism (Unicoi, TN: (The Trinity Foundation, 1996), ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    Welch, Ed, Using the Gospel in Your Home (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF07 [audio file].

    Wilson, Alex, Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly new Home, ISBN: 9780865715554 0865715556.

    *Wilson, Elizabeth, and Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (foreword), Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children's Literature, ISBN: 0891074414 9780891074410.
    "At last here is a book that will help parents open up the wonderful world of reading for their children! Here are books that embody the ideals of traditional values and a Christian world view. Only books that really catch and hold children's attention, that are finely written, and that reflect basic Biblical values have been chosen." -- GCB
    "This book is arranged by subject and reading level. There is a good variety of choices, and the books listed have all been evaluated to be wholesome and reinforce proper priorities, human relationships and good attitudes. There are wonderful classic books and newer books also. My child has enjoyed every title we have read from the booklists. -- Reader's Comment

    Wilson, Elizabeth, Choosing Children's Books (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Two audio cassettes [audio files].

    Wilson, Elizabeth, Living Books (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.) Two audio cassettes [audio files].

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Sharing christ with your children, Family worship, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Sharing christ with your children, The decline of american society, irrationality, the decline of western thought, Teaching/training children, Physiological problems, Counsel for young men, Counsel for young women, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Home schooling (women), Works of martha finley, Some complementary works, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 1672

    Related WebLinks

    J.H. Merle D'Aubigne's Discourse on Family Worship
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/7/14/jh-merle-daubignes-discourse-on-family-worship

    The Christian Family Homepage
    http://www.covenanter.org/Family/familyhomepage.htm http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/6/29/family

    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/

    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html

    Works of C. Gregg Singer
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#cgsinger

    Home School World, Mary Pride
    http://www.hshangout.com/wheeler.html

    Reformed Children's Books
    http://www.swrb.com/links/children.htm

    Distance Learning Resources for Home Schoolers
    http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/distancelearning/index.htm?terms=correspondence+courses

    Charlotte Mason Method
    http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/methcmason/index.htm

    The Trent Schools, Online Home Schooling
    http://www.theschools.com/

    Home Schooling Sees Dramatic Rise in Popularity, Lindsey Burke, January 28, 2009
    "The report shows that approximately 1.5 million children (2.9 percent of school-age children), were being home schooled in the spring of 2007, representing a 36 percent relative increase since 2003 and a 74 percent relative increase since 1999.[1] One private researcher estimates that as many as 2.5 million school-age children were educated at home during the 2007-2008 school year.[2]"
    http://www.heritage.org/research/education/wm2254.cfm



    Women in the Workplace

    See the Theological Notes, "Christians in the World," at Colossians 2:20 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23,24)

    Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (Proverbs 16:3)

    Buzzard, Lynn R., and Christian Legal Society, Vocation, Work and Calling.

    *Goodman, Christopher (c. 1520-1603), How Superior Powers Ought to be Obeyed of Their Subjects: And Wherein They may Lawfully by God's Word be Disobeyed and Resisted, 1558. Available (LIBRARY OF PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE PUBLICATIONS AND PROTESTANT HERITAGE PRESS CD-ROM LIBRARY), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library.
    "From 1555 to 1558, Christopher Goodman served as co-pastor, with John Knox, of the congregation of English exiles in Geneva. During the course of his ministry, Goodman preached upon Acts 4:19 and 5:29: Whether it be right in the sight of God, to obey you rather than God, judge ye. We ought rather to obey God than men. At the request of his brethren, Goodman subsequently published an expanded version of his exposition, HOW SUPERIOR POWERS OUGHT TO BE OBEYED OF THEIR SUBJECTS: AND WHEREIN THEY MAY LAWFULLY BY GOD'S WORD BE DISOBEYED AND RESISTED. WHEREIN ALSO IS DECLARED THE CAUSE OF ALL THIS PRESENT MISERY IN ENGLAND, AND THE ONLY WAY TO REMEDY THE SAME. In this book, Goodman contends against both ecclesiastical and political tyranny.
    "This new edition of SUPERIOR POWERS includes a scripture index, a subject index, a biographical essay on the life of Christopher Goodman, and the original foreword by William Whittingham." -- Publisher from Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library
    "Very rare. One of the dozen most important political writings appearing in English in the latter half of the sixteenth century. Together with THE FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET and THE APPELLATION (retitled REFORMATION, REVOLUTION AND ROMANISM in this catalogue), by John Knox, and Ponet's TREATISE OF POLITIQUE POWER, this book marks the first definite shift of opinion under the pressure of religion, away from the doctrine of almost unlimited obedience which characterized the political thought of the first half of the century laying the foundation for future ideas about civil disobedience. In that day, a proclamation of Philip and Mary had decreed the death of a rebel for anyone found in possession of the book." -- Publisher
    How Superior Powers Ought to be Obeyed of Their Subjects
    http://www.constitution.org/cmt/goodman/obeyed.htm

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), and Kevin Reed (editor), The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment [government] of Women, With the "Summary of the Second Blast" appended (Dallas, TX [Presbyterian Heritage Publications, P.O. Box 180922, 75218-0922]: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1993), trade paperback, 96 pages, marginal notes, scripture index, and subject index. This edition appears in three additional formats: SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN KNOX: PUBLIC EPISTLES, TREATISES, AND EXPOSITIONS TO THE YEAR 1559, pages 370-436, the LIBRARY OF PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE PUBLICATIONS AND PROTESTANT HERITAGE PRESS CD-ROM LIBRARY, and e-text that includes the marginal notes as endnotes, but does not include the scripture index, and subject index. Citations for these three additional formats are listed below.
    "The text of this edition is based on the definitive edition of THE WORKS OF JOHN KNOX, edited by David Laing (Edinburgh, 1895).
    "In this controversial work, John Knox contends that 'to promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature, contumely [insult] to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice'." -- Publisher
    Subheading used in this edition:

    "The SUMMARY OF THE SECOND BLAST was originally appended to the APPELLATION FROM THE SENTENCE PRONOUNCED BY THE BISHOPS AND CLERGY: ADDRESSED TO THE NOBILITY AND ESTATES OF SCOTLAND (1558), published in KNOX'S WORKS, VOL. IV, pp. 539-40." (see citation below) -- Publisher
    Other publications of THE FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET follow: Gunn Productions,The Monstrous Regiment of Women, DVD (Gunn Productions, October 31, 2007), 54 minutes.
    "Who is the monstrous regiment? Today, the feminists are our monstrous regiment!
    To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature . . . A thing most contrary to His revealed will and approved ordinance. -- John Knox
    "The 16th century reformer John Knox wrote his famous tract THE FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET AGAINST THE MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN to oppose a notorious European female tyrant who sought to stamp out biblical Christianity in his beloved Scotland.
    "When we approach the issues of our day we wish to borrow his biblical perspective to apply his blast against those who rule in the wake of his monstrous queen. This group, we shall see, far surpasses the queen's iniquities in both kind and degree.
    "Feminists tell women not to submit to a husband, to avoid having children, and that they should listen to their inner voice and chase a career to find true fulfillment. This twisted and irrational teaching has led to disaster for American women, leading many into a frustrating, isolated existence. With this film, we call women back to a life filled with joy and beauty that can only be found by following God's Word.
    "Due to the subject matter this film is not suitable for children.
    "Subjects Covered: | Who was John Knox? | What did he think of women? | What is Feminism? | Feminism and Socialism | Daycare | Modesty | Women in the Military | Women in the Workplace | Margaret Sanger | Planned Parenthood | Abortion | Hillary | Birth Control | Betty Friedan | Rock For Choice | Plus 26 minutes of unique interview footage
    "Featuring: | Sharon Adams -- Historian, Edinburgh University | Jennie Chancey -- Ladies Against Feminism | Jane Doe -- Military Cadet | Carol Everett -- Former Abortion Provider | Dana Feliciano -- Homemaker | Carmon Friedrich -- Writer, Buried Treasure Books | F. Carolyn Graglia -- Author, Domestic Tranquility | Rosalind Marshall -- Knox Biographer | Stacey McDonald -- Author, Raising Maidens of Virtue | Phyllis Schlafly -- Eagle Forum | Denise Sproul -- Homemaker | Kathleen Smith -- Homemaker" -- Publisher

    Nelson, Martha, The Christian Woman in the Working World, ISBN: 080546915X.
    "Gives an understanding of the tensions and frustrations of Christian women caught up in the turmoil of commerce and industry." -- Publisher

    Rose, Ben Lacy, Confirming Your Call in Church, Home and Vocation.

    Shelly, Judith Allen, Not Just a Job: Serving Christ in Your Work, ISBN: 0877843325 9780877843320.

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 3864-3866



    Biblical Counsel (Women)

    Adams, Jay E., Counseling Workshop: Approaches to Discipleship; Women in Biblical Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JA502 [audio file].

    Adams, Jay E., Giving Hope in Counseling: And Preaching Workshop

    Baldwin, Carol Lesser, Friendship Counseling: Biblical Foundations for Helping Others, ISBN: 0310390419 9780310390411.
    "This book is unique in that it derives practical counseling skills from a study of who God is and how He has dealt with his people." -- GCB

    Curro, Ellen, Caring Enough to Help: Counseling at a Crisis Pregnancy Center, ISBN: 0801025516 9780801025518.
    "Much valuable information for training volunteers to serve at a crisis pregnancy center is included here. The entire Christian community will see how it can make a difference by touching hurting lives." -- GCB

    Deane, Barbara, Caring for Your Aging Parents: When Love is not Enough, ISBN: 0891095780 9780891095781.
    The author is a co-founder of Christian Caregivers. "Furnishes the support and advice caregivers need to provide good care -- without burning out in the process." Helpful reference lists.
    The Caregiver's Handbook
    http://www.seniormag.com/caregiver-handbook.pdf

    Denton, Wallace, The Minister's Wife as a Counselor
    Includes bibliography.

    Goddard, Hazel, Hope for Tomorrow, ISBN: 0842314407 9780842314404.

    Gray, Edward P., Counseling to the Heart: A Training Program to Equip Women to Counsel Women (Covenant Theological Seminary, D.Min. thesis, 1990).
    "This thesis describes a women-counseling-women program in the context of a local congregation. The program uses a counseling methodology based on a Biblical understanding of the heart. . . . Practical and theological implications of the program are presented. The thesis develops a Biblical foundation for counseling in the areas of marriage and divorce and presents case studies to show how the concept of heart counseling can be applied. . . ." -- RIM

    Heitritter, Lynn, and Jeanette Vought, Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse, ISBN: 0764202286 9780764202285.
    "Sexual abuse is making headlines around America. . . . Many people secretly bear the scars of childhood abuse and desperately struggle with the hidden trauma that interferes with spiritual growth and normal human relationships. The church needs to understand genuine sexual abuse and what can be done about it under present civil constraints." -- Susan Alder
    "What women should know about sexual assault."
    "Heitritter and Vought have done an enormous service in demonstrating the extent of the problem in the local church. They give practical, tested advice about ministry to survivors of sexual abuse. Required reading for pastors, lay leaders and others who work everyday with victims of sexual abuse." -- Dale S. Ryan, Executive Director of The Recovery Partnership Foundation, Whittier, California

    Hudson, Pamela S., Ritual Child Abuse: Discovery, Diagnosis and Treatment, ISBN: 0882478672 9780882478678.
    Includes bibliographical references.
    "I am a psychotherapist who works with trauma. I used to believe that ritual abuse was an urban legend; now I know better. I've worked with enough survivors and specialists who treat Dissociative Identity Disorder, previously called Multiple Personality Disorder, that I know Satanic Ritual Abuse and many other forms of ritual abuse are very real. It is very real and survivors are typically afraid to seek out help from mental health professionals for it and are severely dis-served by the denial of mental health practitioners.
    "This book is a little simplistic but is a good introduction to working with Ritual Abuse Survivors. I recommend reading this to help wrap your mind around ritual abuse, then, if you are a professional read Dee Brown's book on SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE. That is an excellent resource." -- Reader's Comment

    *Hyde, Margaret O., Cry Softly! The Story of Child Abuse, ISBN: 0664327230 9780664327231.
    Includes bibliography and index.
    "The rising tide of child abuse makes this book a must. Deals with the reasons, as well as the treatment. Provides information on 'Hotlines,' 'Suggestions for Further Reading,' and 'National Organizations Concerned With Child Abuse'." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Hyde, Margaret Oldroyd, Hotline! ISBN: 0070315663 9780070315662.

    Hyde, Margaret O., Sexual Abuse: Let's Talk About it, ISBN: 0664327257 9780664327255.
    "Draws attention to what is becoming a 'national epidemic.' Points out how pastors may recognize the victims and deal with the trauma and anger of those who feel violated. Practical." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "Discusses the sexual abuse of children, how they can protect themselves, where they can seek help, the kinds of help available, and how to increase public awareness of this problem."

    Hyde, Margaret O., and Elizabeth Forsyth Suicide: The Hidden Epidemic, ISBN: 0531102513 9780531102510.
    "This third, updated edition explores the history, realities, and causes of suicide, and includes a list of prevention and intervention agencies. Thorough and useful. Bibliography." -- Publisher

    Hyde, Margaret O., The Homeless: Profiling the Problem, ISBN: 0894901591 9780894901591.

    Kopp, Ruth Lewshenia, and Stephen Sorenson, Encounter With Terminal Illness, ISBN: 0310416000 9780310416005.

    Kopp, Ruth L., and Stephen Sorenson, When Someone You Love is Dying: A Handbook for Counselors and Those who Care.
    "This remarkable book was first published in 1980 under the title ENCOUNTER WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS. As Haddon W. Robinson pointed out, 'All life is terminal. Some arrive at the terminal before they know it. Others hear an announcement and anticipate death's coming. For such men and women going to death themselves, or traveling with others, Dr. Kopp provides practical counsel about how to make the journey'." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Kopp, Ruth, Where has Grandpa Gone? Helping Children Cope With Grief and Loss, ISBN: 0310416116 9780310416111.

    Kuenning, Delores, Helping People Through Grief, ISBN: 0871239213 9780871239211.
    "A remarkable textbook to recommend for teaching caring people how to be helpful. It is an . . . encyclopedia of information on every conceivable form of grief. But more than that, it describes simply and directly how to respond to these griefs." -- Reader's Comment
    "Illness as well as misfortune or even tragedy are a part of life. At such times people turn to their families or friends. Sometimes the counsel given is helpful, sometimes not. Kuenning believes the lay person can develop skills to help people face these vicissitudes, and in this book she shows how." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Kuenning, Delores A., Life After Vietnam: How Veterans and Their Loved Ones Heal the Psychological Wounds of War, ISBN: 1569249423 9781569249420.

    LeSourd, Sandra Simpson, The Compulsive Woman, ISBN: 0884199452 9780884199458.
    "Mrs. LeSourd avoids psychologizing and instead gets down to specifics: obsessions with work, religion, sex, alcohol, and/or drugs, eating, gambling, and so forth. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Lush, Jean, and Patricia H. Rushford, Emotional Phases of a Woman's Life, ISBN: 0800715292 9780800715298.
    "What an incredible book! I was able to understand more about my emotional ups and downs and the changes in a woman's body that can cause them. My husband also read the book and gained a new understanding of women. He recommends it to friends more than I do." -- Reader's Comment

    Lush, Jean, and Pam Vredevelt (contributor), Women and Stress: A Practical Approach to Managing Tension, ISBN: 0800716752 9780800716752.
    "Jean Lush and Pam Vredevelt examine troublesome emotions and show you how to manage your own 'storage pot' of tension with practical, tried and true methods gained from research, their own experiences, and pertinent case studies." -- Publisher

    Mack, Wayne A., and Nathan A. Mack, Preparing for Marriage God's Way, ISBN: 1563220199: 9781563220197.
    "A workbook that gives you 'seven basic tools for a successful marriage. It enables you to: [1] assess your marital readiness; [2] know the other person for what he/she really is; [3] uncover any current problems and pinpoint future ones; [4] understand the solutions for both current and future difficulties; [5] develop skills for communication and conflict resolution; [6] prevent future heartache; and [7] prepare for a satisfying, fulfilling and God-honoring marriage.' Thirteen chapters, each with a couple of pages of teaching and then questionnaires, inventories and Bible studies designed to help readers make personal application. -- David Powlison
    "PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE GOD'S WAY guides you to an understanding of what to do when the glow of courtship must be replaced by the daily responsibility of marriage." -- Publisher

    Mayo, Mary Ann, A Christian Guide to Sexual Counseling: Recovering the Mystery and the Reality of "One Flesh," ISBN: 0310359902 9780310359906.
    "A book to equip pastors and counselors for the task of helping couples understand and deal with sexual problems in a marriage."
    Includes bibliography.

    Mayo, Mary Ann, and Joseph L. Mayo, The Sexual Woman, ISBN: 0890815828 9780890815823.
    "Written to help Christian women understand their emotional and sexual makeup. . . . The authors succeed in demystifying the functioning of the human body and seek to elevate sex to the position God intended. A welcome treatise. Counselor should read it carefully. It should be in every church library." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Michels, Nancy, Helping Women Recover From Abortion, ISBN: 0871236214 9780871236210.
    "A poignant documentary of the pain-filled lives of many aborted women. It is essential reading for those who think that abortion is a solution to unplanned pregnancy and for those who would counsel the growing sisterhood of permanently scarred women -- reveals the hidden horror of abortion and the healing help that is available." -- Reader's Comment
    Includes bibliography.

    Moran, Margaret, Pastoral Counseling for the Deviant Girl, ISBN: 0225275287 9780225275285.
    Includes bibliography.

    Nash, Ronald H., When a Baby Dies: Answers to Comfort Grieving Parents, ISBN: 0310225566 9780310225560.

    Pellauer, Mary D., Barbara Chester, and Jane Boyajian (editors), Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals, ISBN: 0060665076 9780060665074.
    "Illustrated with case histories this book, primarily by women (only two chapters are by men), helps counselors and therapists recognize the patterns of sexual assault and sexual abuse. From this premise the gears are switched and the contributors discuss the reasons for violence in our milieu, and the threat this poses to children, teens, and adults." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Platt, Nancy V., Pastoral Care to the Cancer Patient, ISBN: 0398040516 9780398040512.

    Price, Greg L., Christian Education in the Home: Help! My Daughter Wants to Date, 25 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #11.
    "Contrasts the non-covenantal pagan view of dating with the covenantal Christian view of Biblical courtship. Shows how the world has insidiously invaded the church (through music, TV, movies, godless public education, etc.), and how this has impacted the raising of our children. Includes a lengthy list of questions for interviewing prospective suitors and an appendix on the Biblical role of women. A very practical, unique item, laying the foundation for blessed biblical marriages." -- Publisher
    See also: Price, Greg L., Dating or Courtship: Which is Biblical? (1/2), an audio file. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Shane, Paul G., What About America's Homeless Children? Hide and Seek, ISBN: 0803949820 9780803949829.
    "Who are the homeless children in America and what do we know about them? How does their being homeless affect them and society in general? What's being done to help them? WHAT ABOUT AMERICA'S HOMELESS CHILDREN? takes a multifaceted look at the growing, disturbing problem of children (including infants), in homeless families and abandoned and runaway children in America. The author examines the social factors that create homeless situations of children and personal and educational problems that can result from it. The health risks to this population, including unsanitary living conditions, poor nutrition, physical assault, and lack of access to health care are also explored. Author Paul G. Shane brings the problems and effects of homelessness to a personal level by presenting ethnographic case studies of individual children in urban shelters, families in a shelter program, and people who "survived" a homeless youth experience. The history of programs, both governmental and nongovernmental, and government policies for homeless youth are also examined. The book concludes with recommendations for policies and programs that can prevent homelessness for children. Human service professionals and policymakers who deal with children and families as well as those in the fields of public health, policy studies, and clinical and counseling psychology will find this book a stimulating summary of research findings and implications about this vulnerable population." -- Publisher

    Shelly, Judith A., Caring in Crisis: Bible Studies for Helping People, ISBN: 0877845638: 9780877845638.

    Shelly, Judith Allen, Spiritual Dimensions of Mental Health, ISBN: 0877848769 9780877848769.

    Sherouse, Deborah L., Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Handbook: For Parents and Professionals, ISBN: 0398051682 9780398051686.
    "A must for parents, teachers, and pastors. Describes the symptoms of substance abuse and its effects on communication and relationships. Explains the path to recovery. Comprehensive in its treatment, with information on resources and state referral agencies." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Sherouse, Deborah L. Professional's Handbook on Geriatric Alcoholism, ISBN: 0398048282 9780398048280.

    Stephenson, Lynda, Give us a Child: Coping With the Personal Crisis of Infertility, ISBN: 0060675918 9780060675912.
    "Covers such topics as: your emotions when you can't have children, what are the treatments for infertility, what you should know about the new, high-tech procedures, and how to keep your marriage strong during this crisis." -- GCB

    Stigger, Judith, Coping With Infertility, ISBN: 0806619562 9780806619569.
    "A guide for couples, families, and counselors."

    Strom, Kay M., Helping Women in Crisis: A Handbook for People Helpers, ISBN: 0310336414 9780310336419.
    "Covers all the bases -- alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse, sexual molestation, incest, infidelity, rape, suicide, teenage pregnancy, wife abuse. Each chapter summarizes the major issues involved. This is a very helpful book, and lay counselors will appreciate the author's candor and practical ideas. Here is a work pastors can use in their lay counseling program." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Sturkie, Joan, Christian Peer Counseling: Love in Action, ISBN: 0849906725 9780849906725.

    Sturkie, Joan, Listening With Love: True Stories from Peer Counseling, ISBN: 0893901512 9780893901516.
    "LWL's stories are true stories from Joan Sturkie's peer counseling classes. Topics covered are suicide, incest, pregnancy, consequences of using drugs, etc. The stories present wonderful discussion topics for your group or class. Read it for yourself and make your own assessment." -- Reader's Comment

    Terkelsen, Helen E., Counseling the Unwed Mother.

    Terkelsen, Helen E., I'm Going to Have a Baby and I'm not Married, ISBN: 0800619943.

    Umphrey, Marjorie, Richard Laird, and William A. Green (editors), Why Don't I Feel ok? ISBN: 0890810419 9780890810415.
    "An examination of the causes of emotional hurt, and what may be done about it." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Van Halsema, Thea, How do we Counsel? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette TVW12 [audio file].

    Van Halsema, Thea, Women in Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette TVW11 [audio file].

    Vought, Jeanette, Post-Abortion Trauma: Nine Steps to Recovery, ISBN: 0310536413 9780310536413.

    Young, Mary de, The Ritual Abuse Controversy: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0786412593 9780786412594, indexes.
    "The ritual abuse of children is the most controversial issue in the child maltreatment field, but much of what has been written about ritual abuse over the past twenty years is in the form of unpublished and endlessly reproduced 'stuff' -- curious mixture of conjecture, folkloric and pop-culture representations of satanism, devil worship, occultism and witchcraft, and Christian Fundamentalist images of premillennarian evil. What remains after this 'stuff' is excluded is an intriguing body of international literature that seriously examines the controversy.
    "This annotated bibliography dissects the literature, objectively and thoroughly annotates published articles, books and reports, legal opinions, and occasionally, thought-provoking newspaper and magazine articles.
    "Chapters deal with the definition of ritual abuse, ritual abuse cases in the United States, cases in American families and neighborhoods, cases in Canada, Europe and Australasia, clinical features of ritual abuse in children and adults, the controversy's impact on professionals and systems, the controversy and American law, ritual abuse reports and narratives, and anthropological, folkloric and sociological perspectives.
    "Mary de Young, a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology at Grand Valley State University, lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of THE DAY CARE RITUAL ABUSE MORAL PANIC, published by McFarland and Company." -- Publisher
    Compiler's comment: There may be something of interest here. We have not seen this bibliography. However, we feel it is highly unlikely that a secular compiler could produce an unbiased bibliography on ritual child abuse considering: 1) the most dangerous place for a child in America today is in their mother's womb, 2) most parents have given up their children's education to the public education system, and in 1983 The National Commission on Excellence in Education, in their report, A NATION AT RISK: THE IMPERATIVE FOR EDUCATIONAL REFORM, concluded that had public education been carried out by enemies of the United States, it could not be more harmful to the country, 3) The court system refuses to acknowledge the Ten Commandments (the summation of which is to love God and neighbor) as an ethical basis for modern, relative, arbitrary law, and 4) "although heterosexuals outnumber homosexuals by a ratio of at least 20 to 1, homosexual pedophiles commit about one-third of the total number of child sex offenses," and the courts are recognizing homosexual marriages as of equal status as heterosexual marriages, and so forth, and so on.

    Zito, Julie M. (editor), New York Office of Mental Health Committee on Therapeutics Psychotherapeutic Drug Manual, ISBN: 0471305308 9780471305309.
    "Contains relevant, documented information on the effectiveness and safety of the most frequently prescribed psychotherapeutic agents. Focuses on the benefit-to-risk relationship for prescribing each drug and the use of these agents in combination. In this edition chapters have been updated to include newer drugs such as clozapine and clomipramine. Drug dosage and interaction guidelines, listed in the second section, have been revised based on pilot experience of the past two years." -- Publisher

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, The covenant faithfulness of god, Sharing christ with your children, Counsel for young women, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Biblical counsel (women), Courtship (women), Works of martha finley, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 1628, 3871

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    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/

    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html



    Abortion (Women)

    See the Theological Notes, "The Image of God," at Genesis 1:27 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    See the Theological Notes, "Body and Soul, Male and Female" at Genesis 2:7 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    Abortion was the 20th Century's biggest single killer of mankind worldwide, far surpassing any other cause: disease, war, governments, natural disasters, and so forth. See "Biggest Killers of the 20th Century." Notice that abortion is not included in this diagram. The absence of information says something about the depravity of mankind (Jeremiah 17:9,10), and about the suppression and repression of truth. (Hosea 4:6,7)
    The number of abortions performed worldwide in the last 50 years is estimated to be 1 to 2 billion. But try to document this fact elsewhere online.
    The total abortions worldwide for the 20th Century may be interpolation from available data. The calculation does not factor in incremental increases in world population since 1900. Worldwide there are an estimated 43.8 million abortions annually (2008 figures, Guttmacher Institute) X 100 years = 4.38 billion killings worldwide in the 20th Century. This is compared to 1.97 billion estimated deaths worldwide for non-communicable diseases the reported biggest killer worldwide of the 20th Century. Comparison may also be made with figures for genocide.

    The depravity of man is at once the most empirically verifiable reality, but at the same time the most intellectually resisted fact. -- Malcolm Muggeridge. See also: Calvin's Commentary on Isaiah, Chapter 33 [Isaiah 33]

    Baker, Don, Beyond Choice: The Abortion Story no one is Telling, ISBN: 0880701277 9780880701273.
    "True and heart-breaking story of a young woman, her three abortions, her failed marriage, her depression and despair, the loss of her only child through the courts to grandparents, and her present infertility." -- GCB

    *Everett, Carol, with Jack Shaw, The Scarlet Lady: The Confessions of a Successful Abortionist, ISBN: 1561210730 9781561210732. Alternate title: BLOOD MONEY: GETTING RICH OFF A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE.
    "Carol Everett's SCARLET LADY: CONFESSIONS OF A SUCCESSFUL ABORTIONIST convicted my wife and I that the abortion industry is the immoral and money hungry, multi-million dollar monster that we always believed it to be. Mrs. Everett puts her own reputation on the line by showing what she did during her tenure as an abortionist. Yes, she calls herself this, even though she never picked up the knife or suction tube. She explains how low this profession can go by falsifying pregnancy reports, using pressure tactics like how much more money it will cost for an abortion the longer they wait, and even participates in the illegal transportation and the cover-up of an abortion patient's death. She even brought her daughter into this life she led. Anyone interested in how the abortion industry lies and winds its way into everyone's life should consider this a must read! " -- Reader's Comment
    Post-abortion syndrome affects abortion workers as well as mothers.

    *Grant, George, The Quick and the Dead: RU486 and the New Chemical Warfare Against Your Family, ISBN: 0891076646 9780891076643.
    "Will Christians be asleep as the abortion pill RU-486 threatens human life as they were when Roe vs. Wade first appeared? We must become informed about the danger lurking before us as the pro-death forces spend millions to being the French abortion pill to America!" -- GCB
    "It is must reading for the concerned Christians who want to stay informed about RU-486, the abortion pill. RU-486 proponents claim it to be a 'safe and effective post-coital contraceptive method.' However, it is not safe, or effective; and it does not prevent conception. But it does destroy unborn babies." -- CRM

    Powlison, David, Healing After Abortion: God's Mercy is for you, 23 pages, ISBN: 9781934885512 1934885517.

    *Reardon, David C., Aborted Women: Silent no More, ISBN: 082940578X 9780829405781 0829405798 9780829405798.
    Reardon appears to be a Roman Catholic writer.
    "This is the book that is redefining the abortion debate. A comprehensive review of the after-effects of abortion, this book documents:

    "This is the definitive work on post-abortion issues. Focus On The Family's Citizen magazine calls it the 'standard reference book on post-abortion problems.' Booklist, the professional librarian's buying guide, rates it 'highly recommended.' Librarian's World recommends it as 'an excellent resource recommended for all libraries.' Pro-life reviewers are even less restrained:

    *Terry, Randall A., Accessory to Murder: The Enemies, Allies, and Accomplices to the Death of our Culture, ISBN: 0943497787 9780943497785.
    "Randall Terry exposes the purposes and tactics of the ACLU, NOW, and Planned Parenthood from a perfect vantage point -- prison . . . . It draws the battle lines between life and death more clearly than you have ever seen them drawn before."

    *Trewhella, Matthew J., The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Resistance to Tyranny and a Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government, ISBN: 1482327686 9781482327687.
    "America has entered troubling times. The rule of law is crumbling. The massive expansion of Federal government power with its destructive laws and policies is of grave concern to many. But what can be done to quell the abuse of power by civil authority? Are unjust or immoral actions by the government simply to be accepted and their lawless commands obeyed? How do we know when the government has acted tyrannically? Which actions constitute proper and legitimate resistance? This book places in your hands a hopeful blueprint for freedom. Appealing to history and the Word of God, Pastor Matthew Trewhella answers these questions and shows how Americans can successfully resist the Federal government's attempts to trample our Constitution, assault our liberty, and impugn the law of God. The doctrine of the lesser magistrates declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes an unjust/immoral law or decree, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both the right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority. If necessary, the lower authority may even actively resist the superior authority. Historically, this doctrine was practiced before the time of Christ and Christianity. It was Christian men, however, who formalized and embedded it into their political institutions throughout Western Civilization. The doctrine of the lesser magistrates is a historic tool that provides proven guidelines for proper and legitimate resistance to tyranny, often without causing any major upheaval in society. The doctrine teaches us how to rein in lawless acts by government and restore justice in our nation. "Use this sword against my enemies, if I give righteous commands; but if I give unrighteous commands, use it against me." -- Roman Emperor Trajan, speaking to one of his subordinates. This is the first book published solely addressing the doctrine of the lesser magistrates in over 400 years. Matthew Trewhella is the pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church. He is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College. He and his wife, Clara, have eleven children and nine grandchildren, and reside in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. His research and teaching on the lesser magistrate doctrine is reshaping the thinking of Americans. He was instrumental in publishing THE MAGDEBURG CONFESSION in 2012 - the first English translation of the document since it was written in 1550." -- Publisher
    "Wow! Please get this book and read it. And then read it again! And then send it to your lesser magistrates (specifically your local sheriffs, county judges, and State governors).
    "The subtitle says it all: A PROPER RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY AND A REPUDIATION OF UNLIMITED OBEDIENCE TO CIVIL GOVERNMENT.
    "Romans 13:1-7 has caused a great deal of confusion to modern Christian evangelicals. On the whole it tends to get interpreted as "we must obey the government [with an implied unlimited obedience]." Of course that doesn't feel right, and we know of the passage that says "we must obey God rather than men." But how do we reconcile these?
    "The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates helps us figure that out. Government has been instituted by God as His instrument to do His work. But when government ceases to do God's work in carrying out just laws, there needs to be a way to hold back the tyranny. Will revolt and riot work, or is that what Christians are called to do? No.
    "Enter the lesser magistrate -- also known as the government office holder who is inferior to the one giving the orders but has a legitimate role in government nonetheless. He has the ability and the duty to resist carrying out unjust laws or orders. And he has the ability and duty to interpose on behalf of the citizens against whom the tyrannical governing authority is trying to carry out his power.
    "Trewhella shows historical examples of how the application of this doctrine has worked and provides compelling Biblical exegesis of how this doctrine is clearly taught in Scripture.
    "I highly recommend reading this book! It's short enough to be read in one sitting, but powerful enough to transform your understanding of how to properly resist tyranny -- in God's power and by God's prescription." -- Reader's Comment

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Post-abortion counseling, abortion, and so forth, and so on.
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    We now (2002) offer over 30 Christian creation science videos, young earth creationism videos, creation science videos, and videos on other creationist topics as well as 100 other thought provoking pro life, pro family videos.
    http://www.americanportraitfilms.com/

    American Portrait Films, The Massacre of Innocence: The Occult Roots of Abortion, DVD.

    *American Portrait Films, Gregg Cunningham, Kemper Crabb, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, and Reel to Real Ministries, Hard Truth: The Pro-life Tool of the Decade (Cleveland, OH [American Portrait Films, Inc., P.O. Box 19266, Cleveland 44119]: American Portrait Films, Inc., 1992), a DVD.
    "I honestly have never seen anything quite so powerful -- or quite so anointed." -- George Grant
    "The 'Hard Truth' shatters the myth of choice." -- Carol Everett.
    Hard Truth: The Pro-life Tool of the Decade
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    The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates
    https://lessermagistrate.com

    Feminism and the Abortion Holocast, a sermon by Brian Schwertley
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=4807163739

    Unmarried Childbearing
    "Percent of all births to unmarried women: 40.7 percent. . . .
    "Data are for the U.S., 2012. Source: Births: Final Data for 2012, Table C."
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/unmarry.htm

    Number of Abortions -- Abortion Counters
    http://www.numberofabortions.com/

    Abolish Human Abortion
    http://www.AbolishHumanAbortion.com



    Post-Abortion Counseling (Women)

    Michels, Nancy, Helping Women Recover From Abortion, ISBN: 0871236214 9780871236210.
    "A poignant documentary of the pain-filled lives of many aborted women. It is essential reading for those who think that abortion is a solution to unplanned pregnancy and for those who would counsel the growing sisterhood of permanently scarred women -- reveals the hidden horror of abortion and the healing help that is available." -- Reader's Comment
    Includes bibliography.

    *Reardon, David C., Aborted Women: Silent no More, ISBN: 082940578X 9780829405781 0829405798 9780829405798.
    Reardon appears to be a Roman Catholic writer.
    "This is the book that is redefining the abortion debate. A comprehensive review of the after-effects of abortion, this book documents:

    "This is the definitive work on post-abortion issues. Focus On The Family's Citizen magazine calls it the 'standard reference book on post-abortion problems.' Booklist, the professional librarian's buying guide, rates it 'highly recommended.' Librarian's World recommends it as 'an excellent resource recommended for all libraries.' Pro-life reviewers are even less restrained:

    Vought, Jeanette, Post-Abortion Trauma: Nine Steps to Recovery, ISBN: 0310536413 9780310536413.

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, Abortion and the sanctity of life, Repentance the key to salvation and change, Forgiveness of sin, Justifying faith, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Post-abortion counseling, and so forth, and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    The Post-Abortion Kit: Resources for Those Suffering From the Aftermath of Abortion
    "Women who have had an abortion often suffer significant physical, emotional and/or psychological consequences.
    This kit 'helps women identify and overcome Post-Abortion Syndrome -- while finding healing and forgiveness'." -- Publisher
    http://www.family.org/resources/itempg.cfm?itemid=2326&refcd=CE04KCZL&tvar=no



    Abuse (Women)

    Adams, Jay E., Q&A: Counseling Woman Whose Husband Abuses her and Children (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    "How would you counsel a woman whose husband is physically abusive to his wife and children? How does inter-church discipline work?"
    Audio cassette JA209 [audio file].

    Defoe, Daniel, Conjugal Lewdness or Matrimonial Whoredom: A Treatise Concerning the use and Abuse of the Marriage bed (1727), ISBN: 0820110132 9780820110134. Available in WORKS OF DANIEL DEFOE on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Hancock, Maxine, and Karen Burton Mains, Child Sexual Abuse: A Hope for Healing, ISBN: 0877881626 9780877881629.
    "This book is not only designed for survivors of early child sexual abuse but also to be used by helpers who compassionately seek to understand. A well researched book that clearly presents Christ as the one who heals. It sounds the alarm for the church and offers hope and healing for victims of sexual abuse." -- GCB

    Heitritter, Lynn, and Jeanette Vought, Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse, ISBN: 0764202286 9780764202285.
    "Sexual abuse is making headlines around America. . . . Many people secretly bear the scars of childhood abuse and desperately struggle with the hidden trauma that interferes with spiritual growth and normal human relationships. The church needs to understand genuine sexual abuse and what can be done about it under present civil constraints." -- Susan Alder
    "What women should know about sexual assault."
    "Heitritter and Vought have done an enormous service in demonstrating the extent of the problem in the local church. They give practical, tested advice about ministry to survivors of sexual abuse. Required reading for pastors, lay leaders and others who work everyday with victims of sexual abuse." -- Dale S. Ryan, Executive Director of The Recovery Partnership Foundation, Whittier, California

    Hudson, Pamela S., Ritual Child Abuse: Discovery, Diagnosis and Treatment, ISBN: 0882478672 9780882478678.
    Includes bibliographical references.
    "I am a psychotherapist who works with trauma. I used to believe that ritual abuse was an urban legend; now I know better. I've worked with enough survivors and specialists who treat Dissociative Identity Disorder, previously called Multiple Personality Disorder, that I know Satanic Ritual Abuse and many other forms of ritual abuse are very real. It is very real and survivors are typically afraid to seek out help from mental health professionals for it and are severely dis-served by the denial of mental health practitioners.
    "This book is a little simplistic but is a good introduction to working with Ritual Abuse Survivors. I recommend reading this to help wrap your mind around ritual abuse, then, if you are a professional read Dee Brown's book on SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE. That is an excellent resource." -- Reader's Comment

    *Hyde, Margaret O., Cry Softly! The Story of Child Abuse, ISBN: 0664327230 9780664327231.
    Includes bibliography and index.
    "The rising tide of child abuse makes this book a must. Deals with the reasons, as well as the treatment. Provides information on 'Hotlines,' 'Suggestions for Further Reading,' and 'National Organizations Concerned With Child Abuse'." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Hyde, Margaret O., Sexual Abuse: Let's Talk About it, ISBN: 0664327257 9780664327255.
    "Draws attention to what is becoming a 'national epidemic.' Points out how pastors may recognize the victims and deal with the trauma and anger of those who feel violated. Practical." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "Discusses the sexual abuse of children, how they can protect themselves, where they can seek help, the kinds of help available, and how to increase public awareness of this problem."

    Hyde, Margaret O., and Elizabeth Held Forsyth, The Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents: From Infants to Adolescents, ISBN: 0585219478 9780585219479.
    For grades 7-12. "Opening with a statement that most children and adolescents never suffer sexual abuse, but for those who do, the emotional problems can be devastating, well-known YA nonfiction authors Hyde (author of SEXUAL ABUSE: LET'S TALK ABOUT IT [1987]), and Forsyth offer a clear, thorough, meticulously documented examination of the complex factors that cause the sexual abuse of young people, and they explain the need for educating people of all ages about it. The history of sexual abuse of children is covered in a chapter entitled 'From the Ancients to the Internet,' but the bulk of the book looks more specifically at such things as abuser profiles; New Jersey's Megan's Law, which is aimed at protecting communities from sex offenders; types and success records of treatment for sex offenders; the short-and long-term effects of sexual abuse on the young victims; the issue of repressed versus false memory; and abuse prevention programs. A directory of help services is included." -- Sally Estes
    Margaret O. Hyde had written many books for youth guiding them through difficult subjects. Over 100 titles by Hyde are listed on Amazon.com

    Mawyer, Martin, Silent Shame: The Alarming Rise of Child Sexual Abuse and How to Protect Your Children From It, ISBN: 0891074198 9780891074199.
    "This informative study provides an in-depth profile of sexual abusers -- their methods, motivations, strategies, hangouts -- so that parents can understand what makes a child vulnerable to their overtures. This work provides practical steps to take to prevent children from becoming victims of sexual abuse." -- GCB

    Miletski, Hani, Mother-son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo Persists: An Updated and Revised Overview of Findings, ISBN: 9780971691735 0971691738.

    Pellauer, Mary D., Barbara Chester, and Jane Boyajian (editors), Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals, ISBN: 0060665076 9780060665074.
    "Illustrated with case histories this book, primarily by women (only two chapters are by men), helps counselors and therapists recognize the patterns of sexual assault and sexual abuse. From this premise the gears are switched and the contributors discuss the reasons for violence in our milieu, and the threat this poses to children, teens, and adults." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Peters, David B., A Betrayal of Innocence: What Everyone Should Know About Child Sexual Abuse, ISBN: 0849905028 9780849905025.
    "Covers what abuse is, the signs and effects it can have, what to do once abuse is discovered, how to question a child, precautionary measures every parent should take, whom to trust, whom not to trust, and how to overcome emotional trauma and live a happy life."

    Powlison, David, Recovering From Child Abuse: Healing and Hope for Victims, ISBN: 9781934885475 1934885479.

    Powlison, David, Paul David Tripp, and Edward T. Welch, Domestic Abuse: How to Help, ISBN: 087552687X 9780875526874.

    *Pride, Mary, The Child Abuse Industry, ISBN: 0891074015 9780891074014.
    "Last year over one million North American families were falsely accused of child abuse. Some of the definitions of child abuse make everyone who spanks guilty of child abuse!
    You better read this book and then write your government representatives fast." -- GCB
    "Mary Pride has written an insightful and prophetic book on the agenda of many who work behind a cover of child advocate while breaking up families and making the state into surrogate parents, much the way Hitler did.
    "She made the strong point in her book that those who make themselves out to be self-styled 'child advocates' turn out to be the real child abusers.
    "She wrote this book long before Attorney General Janet Reno took it upon herself to rescue two dozen children from alleged child abuse at the Koresh Compound in Waco, resulting in their fiery and premature deaths. . . .
    "Mary Pride's book is still very up-to-date. All who claim to be 'child advocates' in today's climate of child abuse hysteria should be considered suspect since any well-adjusted person is by common sense interested in the nurture and admonition of children." -- Reader's Comment

    *Reisman, Judith A., Eunice V. Ray (editor), and Alfred Moreschi (illustrator), Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences the Red Queen and the Grand Scheme, ISBN: 0966662415 9780966662412.
    "Dr. Judith Reisman's new book, KINSEY: CRIMES AND CONSEQUENCES THE RED QUEEN AND THE GRAND SCHEME, presents sinister material on the man who seduced America.
    "The 1960s' sexual revolution was based on the most elaborate and carefully crafted scientific fraud of this century, writes author Judith Reisman. Early sexologist Alfred C. Kinsey, with his two famous reports just 50 years ago, seemingly legitimized both profligacy and deviancy, and thus established 'the sexual license he [personally] espoused.' SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE HUMAN MALE (1948) and its female equivalent (1953) kicked off no-fault divorce, the wife-swapping era, the gay rights movement, classroom sex education, sex 'therapy' as a growth industry, explicit imagery in the media and entertainment industry, and an avalanche of pornography and obscenity.
    "Although Kinsey was a sexual revolutionary, Dr. Reisman contends, he was falsely portrayed by Indiana University where he worked, and the Rockefeller Foundation which funded him, 'as just a normal American guy/husband/family man who simply "discovered" the "really" that most American men commonly engaged in sexually aberrant and outlaw behaviour.' Kinsey's 'research' alleged that 10 percent of American males were homosexual, that all of us were bisexual, that children were sexual from birth, and could engage in sexual activity with adults without harm, plus a whole broad spectrum of things taught today in our schools and practiced today in courts of law as fact and as true . . . It was fraud then, it is fraud now, and it revolutionized this nation and turned us into Kinsey's [psychological] clones.
    "His 'Grand Scheme' was to eliminate normal families in favour of selective breeding predicated upon racial and sexual eugenics, she charges, and his 'scientific conclusions' were concocted to advance it. The reference is to the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland who wanted the sentence (beheading) carried out first and the verdict pronounced afterwards.
    "Disturbing information about Kinsey's work and private life has been accumulating since his death in 1956 at age 62. (The official cause was pneumonia due to overwork, but his extensive homosexual and sado-masochistic activities were likely contributors). Dr. Reisman revealed much of it in 1990, for example, in KINSEY, SEX AND FRAUD. Even last year's resolutely non-condemnatory biography by fellow Indiana University scholar James H. Jones, ALFRED C. KINSEY: A PUBLIC/PRIVATE LIFE (Norton), is replete with gruesomely shocking details.
    "KINSEY: CRIME AND CONSEQUENCES cannot be described as non-condemnatory. Its central figure, Dr. Reisman asserts, 'fits the classic definition of a sexual psychopath.' Had the public known that he 'and his male population were sexually abnormal, the popular use of their data to change [our] law, education and public policy would have come to a screeching halt.' He was able, however, to blackmail into silence associates who knew about 'his extensive use of deviants, his large prison population or, worse, his active child molesters.'
    "Still, she thinks his 'findings' should have roused suspicion. 'When I first read Kinsey's research, I thought this man is not reporting on America -- he's reporting on himself and then projecting that onto the nation. Kinsey prostituted his own wife Clara . . . into acts of sodomy with fellow "researchers," which Kinsey filmed. He seduced his own students at Indiana University -- male, not female students. He devised sexual activities with his "co-workers," who then became his co-authors. He [personally] engaged in violent sadistic activity, in which he harmed himself terribly . . . and appears to have died, frankly, as a result of the trauma to his body.'
    "But his famed reports were carefully phrased to obscure the fact that words like 'contacts,' 'partners' and 'sex play' could signify grown men sodomizing children. He was also both racist and cautious about his colleagues, avoiding Jews, blacks and moral traditionalists. Dr. Reisman quotes Kinsey co-author Wardell Pomeroy (KINSEY AND THE INSTITUTE FOR SEX RESEARCH, Harper & Row, 1972), on his hiring technique: 'As usual . . . we took his sexual history first . . . [Then] Kinsey put down his pen and said, "I don't think you want to work for us." "But I do," the researcher insisted. "Well," Kinsey observed, "you have just said that premarital intercourse might lead to later difficulties in marriage, that extramarital relations would break up a marriage, that homosexuality is abnormal, and intercourse with animals is ludicrous. Apparently you have all the answers. . . . Why do you want to do research'?"
    "Biographer Jones describes Kinsey as 'one of the scholarly eugenicists of pre-WWII' who favoured mass sterilization for the lower classes and selective breeding for the 'better classes.' Moreover, Judith Reisman emphasizes, the Rockefeller Foundation was early interested in population control and in using the media to popularize it. The Reece Committee, investigating U.S. tax-exempt foundations in 1953-54, concluded that this 'plutocratic control' was accomplished by 'funding the "right" university research by the "right" researchers, then by funding mass media dissemination of the "right" science data to the public.' Kinsey's numbers made him a perfect fit for anyone eager to alter what he would call human 'breeding patterns.'
    "Dr. Reisman, a specialist in content analysis studies of written and visual media, lost many family members in the Holocaust. In that context she raises further sinister questions about Kinsey's data. For instance, who was the 'lone pedophile,' the 'elderly gentleman' cited by Kinsey for his sexual molestation of 800 children? Who were 'The Children of Table 34' and what became of them? How did Kinsey's 'technically trained' observers gain access to the claimed 1,800 American children for illegal genital experiments? 'To this day,' she observes, 'the Kinsey Institute and Indiana University have repeatedly . . . refused to reveal any names of the subjects or the experimenters.' Nor has any one of these children ever come forward, although the institute seems an excellent target for lawsuits.
    "Even in the destitute 1930s, at the cited rate of a dollar a day, she doubts that children as young as three months were obtainable in such numbers around Bloomington, Indiana. She suggests an ominous but credible alternative: a collaborative link between Kinsey and Nazi Germany, then a police state where such 'experimentation' could easily be conducted 'as part of an ongoing collegial, cross-cultural, multinational, "fact-finding" research project.' She cites significant links, such as one George Sylvester Viereck, who worked for the German embassy in Washington, D.C., in those years, setting up Nazi front groups, and who is known to have been a Kinsey correspondent. Furthermore, the Rockefeller Foundation was simultaneously funding eugenics projects in Berlin.
    "Kinsey consistently kept secret his hypotheses and the basic facts upon which his conclusions rested, Dr. Reisman charges. 'Neither Kinsey nor any of his team can rightly be termed "scientists." Their methodology was not scientific, for it was neither able to be replicated nor validated. Their data was anonymous, forced, secretly altered at will, and fraudulent. With the aid of the elite academic world and institutions and the support of public funds and the social planning foundations, Kinsey and his associates, who served as his own private male harem, conducted thousands of sexual interviews to present a false view of American sexual behaviours.'
    "Amazingly, however, use of Kinsey data as authoritative has never been seriously challenged -- until now. It must not continue, Dr. Reisman declares: 'There [must] be a full and open public investigation into Kinsey's fraudulent data and its impact upon lawmakers, the military, the church, the press, the academic world, the family and all our institutions'." -- Kevin E. Abrams, co-author of The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality In The Nazi Party

    *Reisman, Judith A., Soft Porn Plays Hardball, ISBN: 091031165X 9780910311656.
    "Reisman demonstrates the tragic effects of 'soft porn' on women, children, and the family." -- GCB

    Rinck, Margaret (Josephson), Christian men who Hate Women: Healing Hurting Relationships, ISBN: 0310517516 9780310517511.

    Schlesinger, Benjamin, Sexual Abuse of Children: A Resource Guide and Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0802064817 9780802064813.
    "An informative guide to the literature covering all aspects of sexual molestation -- including profiles of parents and siblings." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Seabolt, Dorothy, Occult Abuse of Youth: A Guide to Protecting Children.

    Stratford, Lauren, and Johanna Michaelsen (foreword), Satan's Underground: The Extraordinary Story of one Woman's Escape, ISBN: 0882898760 9780882898766.
    "Readers from coast to coast will be shocked and disturbed by the story told here. But most of all, they will come to care deeply for the many thousands of innocent children who are faced with unspeakable horrors at the hands of modern day satanists." -- Reader's Comment

    Strom, Kay Marshall, In the Name of Submission: A Painful Look at Wife Battering, ISBN: 0880701633 9780880701631.
    "A very sensitive book. The author confronts the harsh reality in the best possible way. She assesses the complex personal, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas facing the victim of abuse and offers sage suggestions to ensure her personal safety and that of any children. Practical. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "This is the first book with a Christian perspective that I read which gave a basis for ending my abusive marriage. . . . A must for any woman who questions her husband's controlling, isolating or abusive behavior, especially if she is a Christian and believes in the sanctity of marriage." -- Reader's Comment

    Umphrey, Marjorie, Richard Laird, and William A. Green (editors), Why Don't I Feel ok? ISBN: 0890810419 9780890810415.
    "An examination of the causes of emotional hurt, and what may be done about it." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Welch, Edward T., Living With an Angry Spouse: Help for Victims of Abuse, ISBN: 9781934885352 1934885355.

    Young, Mary de, The Ritual Abuse Controversy: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0786412593 9780786412594, indexes.
    "The ritual abuse of children is the most controversial issue in the child maltreatment field, but much of what has been written about ritual abuse over the past twenty years is in the form of unpublished and endlessly reproduced 'stuff' -- curious mixture of conjecture, folkloric and pop-culture representations of satanism, devil worship, occultism and witchcraft, and Christian Fundamentalist images of premillennarian evil. What remains after this 'stuff' is excluded is an intriguing body of international literature that seriously examines the controversy.
    "This annotated bibliography dissects the literature, objectively and thoroughly annotates published articles, books and reports, legal opinions, and occasionally, thought-provoking newspaper and magazine articles.
    "Chapters deal with the definition of ritual abuse, ritual abuse cases in the United States, cases in American families and neighborhoods, cases in Canada, Europe and Australasia, clinical features of ritual abuse in children and adults, the controversy's impact on professionals and systems, the controversy and American law, ritual abuse reports and narratives, and anthropological, folkloric and sociological perspectives.
    "Mary de Young, a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology at Grand Valley State University, lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of THE DAY CARE RITUAL ABUSE MORAL PANIC, published by McFarland and Company." -- Publisher
    Compiler's comment: There may be something of interest here. We have not seen this bibliography. However, we feel it is highly unlikely that a secular compiler could produce an unbiased bibliography on ritual child abuse considering: 1) the most dangerous place for a child in America today is in their mother's womb, 2) most parents have given up their children's education to the public education system, and in 1983 The National Commission on Excellence in Education, in their report, A NATION AT RISK: THE IMPERATIVE FOR EDUCATIONAL REFORM, concluded that had public education been carried out by enemies of the United States, it could not be more harmful to the country, 3) The court system refuses to acknowledge the Ten Commandments (the summation of which is to love God and neighbor) as an ethical basis for modern, relative, arbitrary law, and 4) "although heterosexuals outnumber homosexuals by a ratio of at least 20 to 1, homosexual pedophiles commit about one-third of the total number of child sex offenses," and the courts are recognizing homosexual marriages as of equal status as heterosexual marriages, and so forth, and so on.

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, Child abuse and pedophilia, Incest, Justifying faith, Rebellion and lawlessness: wickedness, demonic possession, substance abuse, abnormal behavior, insanity, mental illness, mental retardation, Marital counseling, Biblical counsel by subject, Counseling the family, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 385, 598, 599, 601, 1983, 2211, 2281, 2377, 3480

    Related WebLinks

    Justifying Faith
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr1cha.html#justfaith

    Massachusetts Attorney General, The Sexual Abuse of Children in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, Thomas F. Reilly, Massachusetts Attorney General.
    "The mistreatment of children was so massive and so prolonged that it borders on the unbelievable," says the July 23 [2003] report of Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly. More than 1,000 minors were likely abused by priests over the past six decades."
    This is the 79-page report in its entirety.
    http://www.votf.org/ago/archdiocese.pdf

    Family Violence in America: The Truth About Domestic Violence and Child Abuse, May 2006
    http://www.acfc.org/acfc/assets/documents/research_pdf's/FamilyViolenceEdit.pdf

    Domestic Violence: An Epidemic in American Society
    National Statistics

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=109465&path=0%3A5431%3A108754%3A109465 (broken link)

    How Abuse Changes a Child's Brain, Brandon Keim
    "The brains of children raised in violent families resemble the brains of soldiers exposed to combat, say psychologists."
    http://www.wired.com/2011/12/neurology-of-abuse/

    The Effects of Violence in the Home on Children's Emotional, Behavioral, and Social Functioning: A Review of the Literature
    "I find this very interesting and think it has application to myself and most everyone I have known over the years. There is documented research proving the thesis that child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, or spiritual, etc.) results in disturbances in learning, and disturbances in adjusting emotionally and socially, regardless of 'differences in age, sex, race, gender, IQ, or socioeconomic status.'
    "In other words, the implications are that child abuse has the effect of making it difficult for a child to learn (grow in knowledge of the truth and understanding, have an open mind, be teachable), and of making it difficult to relate to the world (relationships, spouses, family, church, workplace, government), regardless of the child's innate capabilities and gifts. So, even the gifted child, if abused, will in later life suffer, however subtle, learning disabilities/blocks/blind spots or abnormal behavior. 'If a parent and child love each other, then the parent can teach the child anything.' But emotional scars can be as hard to heal as chronic disease.
    " 'Physically abused and non-abused children were compared on child-completed measures of depression, hopelessness, self-esteem, and locus of control. Results indicated that, in comparison with non-abused controls, abused children evidenced more depressive symptoms, heightened externality, lower self-esteem, and greater hopelessness about the future. Group differences in depressive symptomatology were not accounted for on the basis of differences in age, sex, race, gender, IQ, or socioeconomic status.'
    "This thesis certainly is connected with the question of who we associate with and the impact of good and evil on our lives.
    "So, it could be of interest, directly or indirectly, to practically every person I know, or have known." -- Steven C. Kettler
    http://ebx.sagepub.com/content/6/2/94.abstract

    Depressive Characteristics of Physically Abused Children, Denise M. Allen, Kenneth J. Tarnowski
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2926018

    Childhood Sexual Abuse, Gender, and Depression Among Incarcerated Youth, Angela R. Gover University of Florida Center for Studies in Criminology and Law
    http://ijo.sagepub.com/content/48/6/683.abstract

    Brain, Mind and Body in Healing From Trauma, The People's Pharmacy Radio Program, show 980, February 7, 2015
    "To help people heal from trauma, the best approaches find ways to reconnect brain and body with a feeling of safety. . . .
    "We often associate the term "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" with military veterans. Indeed, war creates many traumatic experiences, but it is not the only source of reactions that may cause people to shut down or blow up. Car, train or plane crashes, a life-threatening illness episode, family violence, or other events can create a dysfunctional reaction that may be largely out of conscious awareness.
    "Treating PTSD
    "One of the world's leading experts on PTSD explains how such reactions are rooted in the body's response to threat, and how it can be successfully treated. . . .
    "Dr. van der Kolk is co-director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, established by Congress to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities. His website is http://www.BesselvanderKolk.com
    "His book is The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2014)."

    International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
    "The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) is the world's premier trauma organization dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research and prevention. Through this organization, professionals share information about the effects of trauma, seeking to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences."
    http://www.istss.org/

    National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    "The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was created within the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989, in response to a Congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD. Its mission was, and remains: To advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress."
    http://www.ptsd.va.gov/



    Affliction (Women)

    Clarkson, Margaret, Destined for Glory: The Meaning of Suffering, ISBN: 0802819532 9780802819536.
    "Above all it is a wholesome book, avoiding glibness and extravagance, and retuning again and again to the sovereign God's eternal and loving purposes to make us like Christ." -- John R.W. Stott

    Clarkson, Margaret, Grace Grows Best in Winter: Help for Those who Must Suffer, ISBN: 0802800475 9780802800473.
    "This reprint of an important book on suffering comes to us with the recommendation of Joni Eareckson Tada. This was the first book that Joni read after being paralyzed. It had a great effect on her, and helped her through a dark winter." -- GCB

    Dowd, Sharyn Echols, Prayer, Power, and the Problem of Suffering: Mark 11:22-25 in the Context of Markan Theology, ISBN: 1555402518 9781555402518 1555402526 9781555402525.
    Emory University, Ph.D. thesis, 1986.
    Includes bibliography.

    Tada, Joni Eareckson, and Steve Estes, A Step Further: Growing Closer to God Through Hurt and Hardship, ISBN: 0310239710 9780310239710.
    "Joni has written candidly and simply about one of the knottiest questions of human existence, that of the meaning of suffering. Her own trust illuminates every page." -- Elisabeth Elliot

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The covenant faithfulness of god, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 489-499, 669, 970, 787, 1071, 1934, 1938, 1948, 2149, 2714, 2879, 2902, 3506, 3872, 3873, 4179
    MGTP: Trials



    Infertility, Barrenness (Women)

    See: Infertility, Barrenness, Childlessness
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr7cha.html#infrtl



    Courtship (Women)

    And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the Lord. (Hosea 2:19-20)
    Betrothment unto the Lord! What an honor and a joy! My soul, is Jesus indeed thine by His own condescending betrothal? Then, mark it is forever. He will never break His engagement, much less sue out a divorce against a soul joined to Himself in marriage bonds.
    Three times the Lord says, I will betroth thee. What words He heaps together to set forth the betrothal! Righteousness comes in to make the covenant legal; none can forbid these lawful bans. Judgment sanctions the alliance with its decree: none can see folly or error in the match. Lovingkindness warrants that this is a love union, for without love betrothal is bondage and not blessedness. Meanwhile, mercy smiles and even sings; yea, she multiplies herself into mercies because of the abounding grace of this holy union.
    Faithfulness is the registrar and records the marriage, and the Holy Spirit says "Amen" to it as He promises to teach the betrothal heart all the sacred knowledge needful for its high destiny, What a promise! -- C.H. Spurgeon in Faith's Checkbook

    *Harris, Joshua, and Shannon Harris, Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship, ISBN: 1576737098 9781576737095.
    "Joshua Harris follows up his bestselling I KISSED DATING GOODBYE with BOY MEETS GIRL, the story of how he met and married his wife, Shannon. Where Harris's first book encouraged readers to throw off modern ideas of romantic fixation, BOY MEETS GIRL goes to the next level and urges single Christian men and women to pursue courtship, and ultimately marriage, thoughtfully and prayerfully. Knowing that many readers will balk at the idea of premeditated courtship, Harris insists that dating should not be emotional recreation but rather a careful decision rooted in obedience to God. While the anecdotes used to reveal true-to-life scenarios about dating pitfalls are somewhat elementary (and geared to those in their 20s), Harris succeeds in hammering home the point that obedience to God's word, selfless love, community, purity, and satisfaction in God are the most important aspect of any relationship. The last section of the book is particularly practical, discussing forgiveness of past sexual sin, questions to ask before tying the knot, and how an understanding of our sinful nature can lead to conflict resolution. For Harris's mere twentysomething years of life experience, his maturity and devotion to God are sincere evidence that he has indeed practiced what he has preached, resulting in a passionate relationship with the love of his life." -- Jill Heatherly

    *Harris, Joshua, and Rebecca St. James, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, ISBN: 9789810589981 9810589980.
    Countless teens today feel depressed or discouraged because they don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Many single Christians feel frustrated with cultural expectations and patterns of dating. Youth pastors and parents find themselves dealing with young adults who fall into sexual temptation or spend more energy on dating than on following God. I KISSED DATING GOODBYE DRIVE TIME AUDIO offers an all-new approach to dating relationships. It calls young adults away from playing the dating game and reveals how they can live a lifestyle of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness. Honest and practical, this powerful book will inspire teens and young adults to remap their romantic lives in the light of God's Word. Not just a book of theory, I KISSED DATING GOODBYE Drive Time Audio includes healthy challenges to today's cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm.
    "Joshua Harris has a passion to glorify God through preaching and writing. He directs New Attitude Ministries and is in pastoral training at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is the author of the bestselling I KISSED DATING GOODBYE and is working on a follow-up book, BOY MEETS GIRL." -- Publisher
    "While most Christians agree to seek purity and save sex for marriage, few have been given a blueprint for how that should affect their view of dating and love. In I KISSED DATING GOODBYE, Joshua Harris exposes the 'Seven Habits of Highly Defective Dating' and offers a realistic outline of how to have a biblical vision of marriage. Harris contends that one must begin with a new attitude, viewing love, purity, and singleness from God's perspective rather than thinking that love and romance are to be enjoyed 'solely for recreation.' In such well-named chapters as 'Guarding Your Heart' and 'What Matters at Fifty,' Harris encourages the reader to look at one's character rather than reveling in infatuation, to regard love as a truly selfless, biblical act rather than a feeling. He refutes the concept that we are victims of 'falling in love' (that it is beyond our control), saying that 'God wants us to seek guidance from scriptural truth, not feeling. Smart love looks beyond personal desires and the gratification of the moment. It looks at the big picture: serving others and glorifying God.' Before you roll your eyes, moaning that this sounds terribly unromantic, know that Harris does a superb job of couching his convictions in the sincere belief that if we are purposeful in our singleness and date with integrity, a fulfilled marriage awaits us -- in God's timing." -- Jill Heatherly

    Harris, Joshua, Shannon Harris, and Nicole Whitacre, I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Study Guide, ISBN: 1590521366 9781590521366.

    McKinney-Hammond, Michelle, Secrets of an Irresistible Woman, ISBN: 1565078438 9781565078437.
    "No matter where you want to go in life, you've got to have the right directions or you'll never reach your destination. No one going to LA gets on a plane that's headed for Florida, or takes directions from someone who's never been there. Therefore when it comes to relationships it only makes sense to take directions from the One who mapped out the way to true love. Since sense is not as common as some would like to think, it's safe to say that God's Word, whether you acknowledge Him or not, just makes good sense. And mama made sense too, she might not have known or explained why, but she had a point. Hopefully after absorbing the principles I share in this book, you will use you head as well as your heart, along with a good dose of spiritual discernment to arrive joyfully at your love destination." -- Michelle McKinney Hammond

    Powlison, David, and John Yenchko, Pre-engagement: Five Questions to ask Yourselves, ISBN: 0875526799 9780875526799.

    Price, Greg L., Christian Education in the Home: Help! My Daughter Wants to Date, 25 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #11.
    "Contrasts the non-covenantal pagan view of dating with the covenantal Christian view of Biblical courtship. Shows how the world has insidiously invaded the church (through music, TV, movies, godless public education, etc.), and how this has impacted the raising of our children. Includes a lengthy list of questions for interviewing prospective suitors and an appendix on the Biblical role of women. A very practical, unique item, laying the foundation for blessed biblical marriages." -- Publisher
    See also: Price, Greg L., Dating or Courtship: Which is Biblical? (1/2), an audio file. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Swanson, Andrew, Whom Shall I Marry? ISBN: 0851516882 9780851516882.
    "Andrew Swanson writes with sensitivity on the struggles and difficulties young people from various cultures face in regard to the choice of a life mate. He writes about the ways in which God guides and directs those whose central desire is to do his will." -- Publisher

    *Voshell, Dorothy, Whom Shall I Marry? A Question of Vital Concern to Young Christians, Their Parents and the Church, ISBN: 0875525091 9780875525099.
    "Should be in every pastor's library. Excellent for counselors. Best book for those considering marriage." -- GCB

    West, Jim, Christian Courtship Verses the Dating Game.
    "Important Biblical principles are considered that have nearly been lost in our day." -- GCB

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Courtship, Abstinence, Sexual wholeness, Gratuitous sex, Men and women, Men, women and god, Works of martha finley, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 1619, 3875, 3880

    Related WebLinks

    Augustine's Letter CCXLV: A Letter From Augustine With Comments on Face Painting, St. Augustine
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/7/8/a-letter-from-augustine-with-comments-on-face-painting?rq=Reply



    Divorce (Women)

    Many marriages have been healed by a commitment to Christ first and to each other second. -- D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, What if Jesus had Never Been Born, p. 140

    Barr, Debbie, Caught in the Crossfire: Children of Divorce, ISBN: 0310285615 9780310285618.

    Bettler, John F., God as Husband/Lover (Westminster Media).
    Audio cassette POG06 [audio file].

    Carroll, Anne, Kristin, Together Forever: How to Overcome Problems and Rekindle the Love in Your Marriage, ISBN: 0061043389 9780061043383.
    "A guide for couples who are anticipating divorce explains the basic elements of a happy marriage, discussing the issues of poor self-esteem, acceptance, communication, power struggles, sex, and self-centered behavior." -- Publisher

    Hunter, Brenda, Beyond Divorce: A Personal Journey, ISBN: 0800709039 9780800709037.

    Johnson, Laurene, and Georglyn Rosenfeld, Divorced Kids: What you Need to Know to Help Kids Survive a Divorce, ISBN: 0449220761 9780449220764.
    "Children are survivors. And parents have the potential not only to help their children survive but also to thrive -- despite the pain and upheaval of divorce. Written with honesty and sensitivity by two divorced mothers of happy, well-adjusted children, this inspiring and understanding sourcebook speaks to all of us who are divorced parents and all of us with children of any age who are learning to cope with a new way of family life. Inside, you'll find: Strategies for coping with loss, Practical solutions for visitation rights, Insightful advice on becoming a stepfamily, Methods for positive, consistent discipline over the course of the divorce, Ways to nurture and protect your child's self-esteem, and much more!" -- Publisher

    Kehle, Mary, In the Middle: What to do When Your Parents Divorce, ISBN: 0877883750 9780877883753.
    "A book, written for children 9-13 to help them in the midst of divorce situations. Drawing on her experience as a counseling psychologist and nurse, Kehle deals with the subject with sensitivity and a deep understanding of the needs of children." -- GCB
    "Offers advice to preteens on how to cope with the emotions and other problems arising from the divorce of parents. Also discusses relationships with step-families." -- Publisher

    L'Abate, Luciano, and Bess L'Abate, How to Avoid Divorce, ISBN: 0804211183 9780804211185.

    Lotter, George A., Counseling Divorcees on Forgiveness (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Theological Seminary, D.Min. thesis, 1987).
    Includes bibliography.

    Talley, James, and Leslie H. Stobbe, Reconcilable Differences: Mending Broken Relationships, ISBN: 0840731965 9780840731968.
    "Designed to help troubled couples regain harmony through understanding. Points the way to defusing areas of conflict, and recommends steps that will help couples rekindle lost love and reestablish lost unity. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "Is it possible for a couple whose marriage is in serious trouble or a couple who is already divorced to restore harmony -- and even love -- to their relationship? Jim Talley believes it is. RECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES shows why reconciliation is worth the effort and provides practical, biblical advice on how to resolve conflicts and develop a relationship based on mutual love, respect, and trust." -- Publisher

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, Justifying faith, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Abstinence, Gratuitous sex, Sexual healing, Men and women, Men, women and god, and so forth, and so on.



    Feminism (Women)

    If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. (1 John 4:20,21)

    But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:30)

    The four "Servant Songs" of Isaiah are Isaiah 42:1-9; Isaiah 49:1-7; Isaiah 50:4-11; and Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12. See the annotations in The Reformation Study Bible.

    Our Triune God has ordained that the preeminent leader of the Church is the Lord Jesus Christ, the God Man, Our Righteousness. (John 1:1-18; Matthew 19:30; Matthew 28:18-20; Isaiah 49:7; Colossians 1:16-19; Colossians 2:9,10; Hebrews 12:1,2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 19:11-15; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12, and so forth, and so on). Human leadership is also divinely ordained and tends to devolve to those who are most perfectly at one with Christ, and to those who also know the most Truth (the Apostle Paul, Saint Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Puritan leaders, The Scots Worthies, and so forth, and so on.)
    And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:28). See: (Matthew 19:28, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Then his master said unto him, It is well done good servant and faithful, Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter into thy master's joy. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:21 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:34). See: (Matthew 25:34, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And he said unto him, Well, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little thing, take thou authority over ten cities. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 19:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Therefore I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:29, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17). See: (Romans 8:17, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3). See: (1 Corinthians 6:3, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6). See: (Ephesians 2:6, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and corrections among the people:
    To bind their kings in chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
    That they may execute upon them the judgment that is written: this honor shall be to all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.
    (Psalm 149:7-9, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Timothy 2:12), (1 Timothy 2:12, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:26). See: (Revelation 2:26, 1599 Geneva Bible)
    To serve God is to reign. -- Seneca (4 BC -- 65 AD)

    Redbook magazine conducted a survey concerning sex in modern "liberated" America [Susan Sadd and Carol Tavris, The Redbook Report on Female Sexuality (New York, NY: Delacorte, 1977), pp. 97-106)].
    What did the survey reveal? Even more astounding than the number of women that replied [100,000] were the results. They discovered that women who were sexually liberated -- the feminists, the free modern women -- were the most dissatisfied kind of person sexually. The only person less satisfied was the nymphomaniac (who most men think is just the most sexual kind of woman), who is so sexually frustrated that she runs from here to there and back and forth everywhere trying to find some satisfaction, which, alas, she never finds.
    But the more religious women indicated that they had more sexual satisfaction in their lives. The most religious category (women were to judge how much a part religion played in their lives -- i.e., whether they were most religious, more religious, least religious), whom the average enlightened American male has been told by the devil are sexually repressed, were the most orgasmic women in the country. And that turns the whole lot right on its head. -- D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, What if Jesus had Never Been Born, p. 139

    *Graglia, F. Carolyn, Domestic Tranquility: A Brief Against Feminism, ISBN: 0965320863 9780965320863 1890626090 9781890626099.
    "It is the definitive refutation of modern feminism. At 418 pages, including endnotes, it is a comprehensive expos‚ of the modern feminist movement; if the reader is not persuaded by the extensive evidence Graglia presents, he (she!) is most likely devoted to the ideology of feminism in a way which cannot be shaken by overwhelming, cogent evidence." -- Andrew Sandlin
    The Coup de Grace to Feminism, Rev. P. Andrew Sandlin
    http://www.chalcedon.edu/cgi-bin/PrintPage.asp?REF=/report/99may/sandlin1.shtml

    *Hunt, Gladys M., Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative use of Books in Family Life, revised edition, ISBN: 0310263816 9780310263814.
    "The imaginative use of books in family life. Offers warm, practical advice on how to instill a love for reading in children. Extensive bibliography grouped according to ages.
    "HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART, now in its third edition, is one of the best guides to children's books available. It is for parents who know the value of reaching their children with good books. A good book is a gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. But children don't stumble onto the best books by themselves. They need a parent's help. Author Gladys Hunt discusses everything from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers. This edition includes an indexed and updated 85-page list of the best children's favorites, HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART opens new worlds of reading possibilities for children and parents alike. Are you concerned about building whole children -- children who are alive emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually? Then this book can help. Gladys Hunt deeply believes in the potential of books to assist in this building process. Her tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural life of any home.
    "Gladys Hunt is a popular and well-known writer. Among her many books are READ FOR YOUR LIFE and several volumes of the FISHERMAN BIBLE STUDY GUIDE SERIES. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan." -- Publisher
    "There's got to be a reason a book is in its 50th printing! This book is both motivational and informative. I wrote it to encourage parents to read aloud to their children -- and to keep on reading together long after children can read for themselves. Few things bind people together as much as sharing a good book. Without ever leaving your home, you can go on fantastic adventures, meet the same people, laugh at the ridiculous together, weep together over the plight of your favorite characters and learn life lessons from the bravery or foolishness of your main characters! Everyone who has ever read a ripping good story wants to share it with someone else. C.S. Lewis was right when he said that any book worth reading at 10 should be worth reading at 50. That means as you read with your children you get to catch up on all the stories you missed when you were growing up. Reading together gives you a reservoir of experiences from which to examine life and to figure out how to live it. And the bibliography at the end of the book introduces you to books your children should have the opportunity to read Take it to the library with you." -- Gladys Hunt

    *Pride, Mary, The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality, ISBN: 0891073450 9780891073451.
    "By establishing the proper relationship of a woman to God, to her husband, and to her children, THE WAY HOME is nothing less than a declaration of independence." -- GCB
    "Mary Pride was a radical feminist and an insider in the movement. She says feminism is really a religion that sees women as the measure of all things." -- Publisher

    Stratford, Lauren, and Johanna Michaelsen (foreword), Satan's Underground: The Extraordinary Story of one Woman's Escape, ISBN: 0882898760 9780882898766.
    "Readers from coast to coast will be shocked and disturbed by the story told here. But most of all, they will come to care deeply for the many thousands of innocent children who are faced with unspeakable horrors at the hands of modern day satanists." -- Reader's Comment

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The inspiration and infallibility of scripture (the doctrine of revelation, the doctrine of plenary inspiration, the doctrine of divine inspiration, the doctrine of verbal inspiration, Abortion and the sanctity of life, Justifying faith, Forgiveness of sin, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), The occult, spiritism, witchcraft, Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sorcery, Suffrage, Manhood, Men, women and god, Effeminancy, Marriage, Authority, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 3880

    Related WebLinks

    The Temptation of Eve (part 1 of 2), a sermon on Genesis 3:1-6 by Brian Schwertley
    The Satanic Worldview, as a secondary point, is exegeted from Genesis 3
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=720081817191

    The Temptation of Eve (part 2 of 2), a sermon on Genesis 3:1-6 by Brian Schwertley
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=72008182576

    Feminism and the Abortion Holocast, a sermon by Brian Schwertley
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=4807163739



    Friendship (Women)

    Barnes, Emilie, and Donna Otto, Friends of the Heart, ISBN: 1565079906 9781565079908.
    "My best friend gave this to me on my birthday -- it has become one of my favorite books, not only because it is about 'Best Friends' but also because the message within the book carried so much meaning. I recommend this beautifully written book for anyone who shares a special friendship, a soul-mate, kindred spirits. As you read the book you can't resist picking up the phone to share the information with your best friend, and agree whole heartedly that it hit home!" -- Reader's Comment

    Barnes, Emilie, Things Happen When Women Care, ISBN: 0890818371 9780890818374.
    "This insightful look at developing friendships will give you the tools you need to start on the great adventure of caring for others." -- GCB

    Brestin, Dee, The Friendship of Women, ISBN: 1564764079 9781564764072.
    "You will grow as she opens God's Word to reveal a pattern for friendship that can unleash and channel your gift for intimacy and help you be the redemptive agent God planned you to be." -- GCB

    Shaw, Jean, Greater Love: A Woman's Workshop on Friendship (With Leader's Guide), ISBN: 0310435315 9780310435310.
    "Many times we have lots of acquaintances but no special friend. Or perhaps our friendship is stagnating. Maybe we have a friendship in which we feel exploited and we want out. Shaw looks at God's Word so we can learn what the Bible says about friendship." -- GCB

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Friendship, Marriage, Marriage (women), Happiness, holiness, Loneliness, The teaching of our lord jesus christ, Christ our example, Mentoring (women), Christian fellowship, The local church, Small groups, Neighbors, Family, Child abuse and pedophilia, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Sonship, The priesthood of believers, Christian biography, Casuistry, cases of conscience, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Woman and small groups, Mentoring (women), Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Love and counseling problems, The love and justice of God, Reconciliation of relationships, Bad relationships a cause of disease and death, Fellowship, Small Groups, Index of Subjects, Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal (1994), and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 551, 1322-1331, 1998, 1999, 2200-2202, 3393
    MGTP: Friendship



    Husband not a Believer (Women)

    For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy hunband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? (1 Corinthians 7:16)

    Adams, Jay E., Winning Your Unsaved Husband (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JA404 [audio file].

    Berry, Jo, Beloved Unbeliever: Loving Your Husband Into the Faith, ISBN: 0310426219 9780310426219.
    "This book offers new hope for the thousands of Christian wives married to unbelieving husbands. It gives guidance on communicating with your husband, determining spiritual priorities, and showing Christian behavior at home without alienating your husband. Suited for individual and group study." -- Publisher
    "This ten-session book on 'loving a husband into the faith' can be used one-on-one or in a small group study." -- Publisher

    Berry, Jo, How to Live With an Unbeliever, ISBN: 0310426227 9780310426226.
    "This little booklet of 60 pages is excerpted from the author's BELOVED UNBELIEVER. Basic scriptural principles are used to show wives of unbelievers how to be a good 'helper,' act on 1 Peter 3, deal with decision making, raise children in the Lord, and love their husbands into the kingdom." -- GCB

    Connie, Neal, Holding on to Heaven: While Your Husband Goes Through Hell, ISBN: 0849940656 9780849940651.
    "This book made God's plan for marriage so clear. It provided a much needed contrast to what the world says marriage is." -- Reader's Comment

    Davis, Linda, How to be the Happy Wife of an Unsaved Husband, ISBN: 0883681897 9780883681893.
    "In a tactful and personal way, Davis confronts the delicate and sometimes difficult issues raised when a believing woman is married to an unbelieving husband. From a strong Biblical perspective, the spiritual issues are forthrightly addressed. The man's point of view is well represented in this book." -- GCB

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, Spouse not a believer, Justifying faith, Forgiveness of sin, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Gospel tracts and witnessing tools, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5:281, 1177, 1633, 1750, 3908

    Related WebLinks

    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/

    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html



    Incest (Women)

    See the Theological Notes, "Body and Soul, Male and Female" at Genesis 2:7 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    *Elliott, Lynda, and Vicki Tanner, My Father's Child, ISBN: 1561210285 9781561210282.
    Help and healing for the victims of emotional, sexual, and physical abuse.

    Imbens, Annie Fransen, Ineke De Putter Jonker, and P. McVay (translator), Christianity and Incest, ISBN: 0800625412 9780800625412.

    Justice, Blair, and Rita Justice, The Broken Taboo, ISBN: 0877053898 9780877053897.
    "Treats the problem of incest that, as most pastors and counselors know, is becoming more and more prevalent. Describes the causes and effect on offender and subject. A must for those on the pastoral staff." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "The most moving thing I read in the book was of our society's refusal to admit incest happens, especially of mothers refusing to believe when it was taking place in their homes. This refusal to acknowledge that there is even anything to acknowledge is almost as great a crime as the abuse of one's own children, and the Justices put the fact squarely in the reader's lap." -- Reader's Comment

    Miletski, Hani, Mother-son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo Persists: An Updated and Revised Overview of Findings, ISBN: 9780971691735 0971691738.

    Pellauer, Mary D., Barbara Chester, and Jane Boyajian (editors), Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals, ISBN: 0060665076 9780060665074.
    "Illustrated with case histories this book, primarily by women (only two chapters are by men), helps counselors and therapists recognize the patterns of sexual assault and sexual abuse. From this premise the gears are switched and the contributors discuss the reasons for violence in our milieu, and the threat this poses to children, teens, and adults." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Strom, Kay M., Helping Women in Crisis: A Handbook for People Helpers, ISBN: 0310336414 9780310336419.
    "Covers all the bases -- alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse, sexual molestation, incest, infidelity, rape, suicide, teenage pregnancy, wife abuse. Each chapter summarizes the major issues involved. This is a very helpful book, and lay counselors will appreciate the author's candor and practical ideas. Here is a work pastors can use in their lay counseling program." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Wilson, Earl D., A Silence to be Broken: Hope for Those Caught in the Web of Incest, ISBN: 0851104975 9780851104973.
    "A difficult subject is handled in a sensitive way thus providing compassion and relief for those who have been gripped with this problem. Sources of help are offered as well as what the church can do. Wilson writes with a contagious confidence in God's redemptive power, and it give us hope." -- GCB

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, Repentance the key to salvation and change, Justifying faith, Forgiveness of sin, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, and so forth, and so on.



    Mentoring (Women)

    Baldwin, Carol Lesser, Friendship Counseling: Biblical Foundations for Helping Others, ISBN: 0310390419 9780310390411.
    "This book is unique in that it derives practical counseling skills from a study of who God is and how He has dealt with his people." -- GCB

    Betters, Sharon W., Treasures of Encouragement: Women Helping Women in the Church, ISBN: 0875520979 9780875520971.
    "Security in your relationship with Christ can lead you to reach out to others in your church, your community, and your family! Do you know someone who is hurting, depressed, lonely? This book will help you find ways to help that person -- to build one another up. What a wonderful ministry! The Ministry of Encouragement!" -- Reader's Comment

    Engstrom, Ted W., with Norman B. Rohrer, The Fine Art of Mentoring: Passing on to Others What God has Given to You, ISBN: 0943497639 9780943497631.
    "In this book the authors guide you through a careful understanding of the principles of 'mentoring' -- leading another person to Christian maturity, then helping him to understand the importance of leading someone else. An important book for today!" -- GCB

    *Hunt, Susan, Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women, ISBN: 0891077197 9780891077190.
    "This is a fine treatment of a subject very close to my heart. May older women heed the call to mother the younger, and may the younger women be teachable." -- Elisabeth Elliot
    "This is a jewel of a book. By sensitively examining Paul's instructions in Titus 2, Susan Hunt calls women to powerfully affect our nation and world with the love of God -- one person at a time." -- Beverly LaHaye
    "Hunt has lots of experience in the area this book covers. She is very active in the PCA's W.I.C. program. The book comes with glowing recommendations by Elisabeth Elliot, Bev LaHaye, Charles Dunahoo, Connie Marshner, and Debra Evans. She believes that the church needs to restore the ministry of older women to younger women." -- GCB

    Otto, Donna The Gentle Art of Mentoring, ISBN: 1565077571 9781565077577.
    "Your experience and insights make you the perfect guide for helping a younger woman navigate the waters of day-to-day living and spiritual growth. THE GENTLE ART OF MENTORING offers practical ideas for bringing blessing to both mentor and disciple." -- Publisher

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Works for and by women, Women, Biblical counseling (women), For all counselors, Biblical counsel by subject, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Gospel tracts and witnessing tools, Sharing christ with your children, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Friendship (women), and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 3870, 4300A

    Related WebLinks

    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/

    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html

    Gateway to Joy
    "Anything, if offered to God, can and will become your gateway to joy." -- Elisabeth Elliot
    http://www.elisabethelliot.org/radio.html

    Girl Defined
    https://www.girldefined.com/

    virtuoursreality.com, a Website for all Women
    http://www.virtuousreality.com/



    Miscarriage and Stillbirth (Women)

    Rank, Maureen, Free to Grieve: Miscarriage and Stillbirth, ISBN: 0871238063 9780871238061.
    "Combining her own personal experience with extensive research, Maureen Rank offers guidance to the grieving and help in looking toward the future.
    "The author, herself the survivor of four miscarriages, believes that healing can begin when these basic principles are recognized: "Along with the sorrow of miscarriage and stillbirth come the inevitable questions: 'Why did this happen?' 'Can the problem be remedied?' and 'Should we try again?' Avoiding cold, purely medical technicalities, this book faces these questions squarely and explores options for treatment and emotional healing.
    "Written from a Christian perspective and including the latest in medical technology, this book is an important resource for pastors and counselors.
    "Comfort, encouragement, and sound advice for those who have suffered the losses of miscarriage and stillbirth." -- Publisher

    Rue, Nancy, Handling the Heartbreak of Miscarriage, ISBN: 0898401291 9780898401295.
    "An intelligent response to the private agony over a baby who didn't make it to birth. In the three decades since my own lost babies I have never read a more thorough and sensitive treatment of this common, yet always unique, experience of desolation." -- Jeanne W. Hendricks

    Vredevelt, Pam W., Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered Miscarriage or Stillbirth, ISBN: 0880708107.
    "This book was a great help to my wife and myself after the stillbirth of our son. When we started our own ministry to help those suffering from the loss of a baby, we looked at dozens of potential books to use in the ministry, and we kept coming back to this book as the most complete, compassionate work on the subject. This book stands far above most others by helping grieving parents come to terms with their loss intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. I can't say enough about this book and the impact it has had on the lives of the people that we have given it to in our ministry." -- Reader's Comment

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Grief, Comfort, encouragement, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, and so forth, and so on.



    The Pastor's Wife (Women)

    *Blackwood, Carolyn P., The Pastor's Wife.
    "Remains the finest work of its kind. Written in a happy, optimistic style, it shows without any varnish or gloss the trials and tensions facing pastors' wives. Helpful suggestions come from years of experience in the pastorate." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Bouma, Mary LaGrand, Divorce in the Parsonage, ISBN: 0871231093 9780871231093.

    Denton, Wallace, The Minister's Wife as a Counselor
    Includes bibliography.

    Julien, John, Diane Langberg, C. John Miller, and Rosemarie Miller, Conference on the Pastor's Wife.

    MacDonald, Gail, High Call, High Privilege: A Pastor's Wife Speaks to Every Woman in a Place of Responsibility, ISBN: 1565633679 9781565633674.
    "Pastor's wife has found the secret of successful womanhood: Learn how to pursue a life which reflects the splendor of God, and affirms His creation under Christ." -- GCB

    White, Ruthe, What Every Pastor's Wife Should Know, ISBN: 0842379320 9780842379328.
    "When a man enters the ministry he has usually had intensive training, and even then he has a lot to learn. But what about his wife? She also needs all the advice she can get. The author specializes in just that kind of help and advice." -- GCB

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The local church, The covenant faithfulness of god, For all counselors, Biblical counseling by subject, Works for and by women, Small groups (women), Small groups, Intercessory prayer, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 3862



    Women and the New Age

    For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:24)

    Buehrer, Eric, The New Age Masquerade: The Hidden Agenda in Your Child's Classroom, ISBN: 1561210196 9781561210190.
    "This is one book the New Agers will not want the public to read." -- Johanna Michaelsen
    "There is a growing New Age trend sweeping public schools. This trend is known as 'global education.' Few books even touch on this dimension of New Age philosophy, yet the public schools are where our culture is the most vulnerable. Eric Buehrer presents a fully documented expos‚ of the infiltration by the New Age into the public school system. He reveals what teachers are teaching and specific examples, both from small town schools as well as from large urban districts. Must reading!" -- GCB

    Heine, Susanne, Matriarchs, Goddesses and Images of God: A Critique of a Feminist Theology, ISBN: 0806624213 9780806624211. Alternate title: CHRISTIANITY AND THE GODDESSES.
    A sequel to WOMEN AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY.
    Includes bibliography and indexes.

    Kjos, Berit, Brave New Schools, ISBN: 1565073886 9781565073883.
    "With concrete examples from public school material, Berit Kjos demonstrates how myths, feelings, and imagination have replaced facts, logic, and history in our classrooms. You can make a positive difference in your children's education by educating yourself first." -- Publisher

    Kjos, Berit, and Evelyn Christenson (foreword), Under the Spell of Mother Earth, ISBN: 0896938506 9780896938502.
    "Concern for the environment has joined with mysticism to spark a return to ancient forms of nature worship. Paganism is on the rise, and the 'Earth Goddess' is beckoning. Indeed, pagan beliefs are subtly entering peoples' lives through media, schools, and even the church." -- Publisher

    Kjos, Berit, Your Child and the New Age, ISBN: 089693795X 9780896937956.

    *Marrs, Wanda, New Age Lies to Women, ISBN: 096200863X 9780962008634.
    "The first [book] to completely reveal the New Age campaign to deceive and seduce women. . . . She also explains how the New Age has successfully been able to damage and hurt women psychologically, break up marriages, lure our children into Satanism, cults and the occult, kill unborn babies, and undermine women's faith in God. Must reading for every woman in America!" -- Publisher. Bibliographic footnotes.

    Michaelsen, Johanna, The Beautiful Side of Evil, ISBN: 0890813221 9780890813225.
    "The last 15 years have witnessed an unprecedented explosion of interest in psychic phenomena. Johanna Michaelsen shares an extraordinary story about how she became a personal assistant to a psychic surgeon and witnessed miraculous healings, yet realized the true occultic source behind THE BEAUTIFUL SIDE OF EVIL. Over 235,000 sold!" -- Publisher
    "I read this book years ago and never forgot it! I was so inspired by Johannas' courage. The truth about what can happen when one gets involved in the occult without knowledge of the consequences. I have recommended this book to people since then. Truly amazing testimony of the Power of Good vs. Evil!" -- Reader's Comment
    A significant work in spiritual discernment.
    Includes bibliography.

    *Singer, Margaret Thaler, and Janja Lalich, Cults in our Midst, ISBN: 0787900516 9780787900519.
    Said to be one of the best secular refutation of cults and cult psychology.
    "The country's leading authority on cults, Margaret Thaler Singer, calls on her nearly fifty years of expertise to write the definitive book on cults. Written with author and former cult member Janja Lalich, Singer's first book is a shocking expose' that reveals what cults are and how they work. CULTS IN OUR MIDST offers vital information on how to help people escape cult entrapments and recover from the experience. This compelling book debunks commonly held myths and answers perplexing questions about cults. CULTS IN OUR MIDST is filled with practical strategies and suggestions for understanding the cult phenomenon and helping the cult members break free." -- Publisher

    Sire, James W., Shirley MacLaine and the New Age Movement, ISBN: 0830811060 9780830811069.
    "Focusing on Shirley MacLaine as a representative of the New Age, James W. Sire offers an insightful analysis of this growing religious movement. He shows how New Age thought lacks logical consistency, how it differs from traditional Eastern thought, and how it distorts Christian beliefs. Sire is a senior editor at InterVarisity Press and has written several books, including THE UNIVERSE NEXT DOOR and SCRIPTURE TWISTING." -- Publisher

    *Tucker, Ruth A., Another Gospel: Alternative Religions and the New Age Movement, ISBN: 0310404401 9780310404408.
    "A comprehensive survey of all the major alternative religions in the United States, including the new groups since the 1960s.
    "Crystals, shamans, guided imagery, healing meditation -- why have these New Age ideas been so eagerly accepted by so many North Americans? Why were Mormonism, Christian Science, and Baha'i so warmly welcomed earlier? Ruth A. Tucker's ANOTHER GOSPEL: ALTERNATIVE RELIGIONS AND THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT explains how these and other alternative religious movements appear to meet people's needs. Tucker's overview illumines the personalities whose alleged revelations spawned historical heresies in all the major cults in the United States. She highlights important controversies within each movement as it aims for religious respectability. Her visits to cult centers and interviews with key members and scholars yield fascinating details, such as why Mormons prohibit hot drinks and how Charles Fillmore, Unity Church founder, rewrote Psalm 23: 'The Lord is my banker; my credit is good . . .' ANOTHER GOSPEL pinpoints how the doctrines and practices of a dozen contemporary groups, as well as the New Age Movement, deviate from orthodox Christianity. It shows how to reach out to cult members. For example, 'It's a myth that Jehovah's Witnesses know their Bible well, are argumentative, and never leave their religion.' Appendices describe lesser-known cults (Swedenborgianism, Rosicrucianism, etc.), and provide, where available, cults' statements of belief.
    "Ruth A. Tucker (Ph.D. Northern Illinois University), has taught alternative religions at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels, most recently as Visiting Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. She has written several books, including FROM JERUSALEM TO IRIAN JAYA, GUARDIANS OF THE GREAT COMMISSION, and DAUGHTERS OF THE CHURCH (with Walter L. Liefield)." -- Publisher

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The new age, hinduism, and sikhism, Feminism, The occult, spiritism, witchcraft, Men and women, Modern myths and fallacies, Pseudo-christian movements: a selection of works, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Gospel tracts and witnessing tools, and so forth, and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    Appendix D: Pseudo-Christian Movements: A Selection of Works
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappd.html



    Rape (Women)

    Botkin-Maher, Jennifer, Nice Girls Don't get Raped, ISBN: 0898401577: 9780898401578.
    "A sensitive account of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual effects of rape on a woman and her family. NICE GIRLS DON'T GET RAPED also shares Jennifer's personal walk from trauma to triumph. She guides you through the healing process to a life free from the bondage of fear." -- GCB

    Pellauer, Mary D., Barbara Chester, and Jane Boyajian (editors), Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals, ISBN: 0060665076 9780060665074.
    "Illustrated with case histories this book, primarily by women (only two chapters are by men), helps counselors and therapists recognize the patterns of sexual assault and sexual abuse. From this premise the gears are switched and the contributors discuss the reasons for violence in our milieu, and the threat this poses to children, teens, and adults." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Strom, Kay M., Helping Women in Crisis: A Handbook for People Helpers, ISBN: 0310336414 9780310336419.
    "Covers all the bases -- alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse, sexual molestation, incest, infidelity, rape, suicide, teenage pregnancy, wife abuse. Each chapter summarizes the major issues involved. This is a very helpful book, and lay counselors will appreciate the author's candor and practical ideas. Here is a work pastors can use in their lay counseling program." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, Abuse (women), Rape, Incest, Child abuse and pedophilia, Sin, contagion of sin, imitation, conformity, Temptation, Forgiveness of sin, Justifying faith, The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Rebellion and lawlessness: wickedness, demonic possession, substance abuse, abnormal behavior, insanity, mental illness, mental retardation, Repentance, the key to salvation and change, Justice, god's final judgment, the great white throne judgment, the day of the lord, Casuistry, cases of conscience, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Gratuitous sex, a cause of violence, Fatherlessness, Child abuse and pedophilia, Incest, Abuse, Lust, Pornography, Gambling, Prostitution, Homosexuality, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Rape (women), Carnality and flesh pleasing: lust, desires, ambition, Idolatry, Menpleasing, Forgiveness of sin, Sexually transmitted diseases, and so forth, and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    Gratuitous Sex a Cause of Violence
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr7cha.html#gsacov



    Sexual Relationship (Women)

    Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)

    Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, in so much that he abhorred his own inheritance.
    And he gave them into the hands of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
    Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
    (Psalm 106:40-42)

    The Treasury of David, Psalm 106, commentary by C.H. Spurgeon
    Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt. (v. 7)
    Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. (v. 8)
    And he saved them from the hand of them that hated them. (v. 10)
    They soon forgat his works. (v. 13)
    And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. (v. 15)
    They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. (v. 19)
    Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. (v. 20)
    They forgat God their saviour. (v. 21)
    Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them. (v. 29)
    Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed. (v. 30)
    And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore. (v. 31)
    They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them. (v. 34)
    But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. (v. 35)
    Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils. (v. 37)
    Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. (v. 39)
    Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, in so much that he abhorred his own inheritance. (v. 40)
    And he gave them into the hands of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.(v. 41)
    Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
    (v. 42)
    Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. (v. 43)
    Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry. (v. 44)
    And he remembered for them his covenant. (v. 45)
    Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. (v. 47)
    Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord. (v. 48)
    http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/ps106.php


    Sexual Relationship: A few brief comments

    The uniqueness of sexual relationship

    1. Our first love is our only love. A man shall be joined unto his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. (Ephesians 5:31, Psalm 67:1,2). There is a "mixing and blending" of both body and soul in sexual relationship (Corinthians 6:15-20). In good marriages the partners begin to think and look alike. (Proverbs 27:19)
    2. It is impossible to be one flesh with more than one person. Logically oneness is unique and can exist in only one relationship. Therefore, any other relationship will be less fulfilling than the first. The promiscuous person goes from partner to partner seeking fulfillment in a oneness that has been lost forever.
    3. Love and lust are opposites. They can not coexist together. But they are confused by the unregenerate. If a man truly loves a woman, then he will not lust after her. (1 Peter 2:11). A sign of true love is the man would not, under any circumstances, harm his true love. (1 John 2:15-17). Love "is sharing life together in a way that brings glory to God and enriches the lives of every family member." (Kennedy, Learning to Live With the People you Love). If a man lusts for a woman, then he does not truly love her, because lust is harmful. (James 4:1; 1 John 4:18; Matthew 5:28; See below: Women who cohabit are 76 times as likely to be physically abused.)
    4. The carnal world may argue that lustful, immoral sex is the most gratifying (1 John 2:15-17). Their eyes are blinded to the long term consequences of sexual sin (James 4:1; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Hebrew 11:25-27): lose of unique oneness and fulfillment of true love, violence (Leviticus 19:29, Five-Year Arrest Trends, All Women, 1995-1999), broken relationships, ruined lives, ruined families (Psalm 68:6; Samson and Delilah, David's sin with Bathsheba, Solomon's foreign concubine), sexually transmitted disease, and so forth, and so on. (Titus 2:11-14)
    5. When love is true, then sexual relationship is pure, spontaneous, natural, and fulfilling (Song of Solomon, The Redbook Report on Female Sexuality).
    6. Love is a commitment, not a feeling. (See Love, Premarital counseling, Marriage)
    7. One sign of true love is that sexual relationship is confined within the bounds of marriage (Hebrews 13:4). Sexual relationship is not fulfilling unless it is permanent.
    8. A man should not date or court a woman unless he plans to marry her, because a first encounter may eventually lead to marriage.
    9. If one is not willing to take on the responsibility of raising children, then one should not have a sexual relationship (See: Singleness, Self-denial, Abstinence, Gratuitous sex, a cause of violence, Abortion, Fatherlessness.)
    10. "Information from the Barna Research Group [2001] shows that one out of four people identifying as a born-again Christian reports having cohabited." (See below: Women who cohabit are 76 times a likely to be physically abused).
    11. If a couple cohabits, then they will never be the same again, with the one exception that they both were virgins when they cohabited, remained true to each other, and got married. After cohabiting a person is different because of the "mixing and matching" of sexual relationship, and they will never again have a completely fulfilling sexual relationship. (Ephesians 5:31)
    12. Currently (2007) the rate of divorce and the rate of abortions within the church is comparable to the rates in secular society.
    13. "Overall, 27 percent of born-again Christians have experienced divorce compared to 24 percent for the rest of Americans." (Barna Research, December, 1999). "While it may be alarming to discover that born-again Christians are more likely than others to experience a divorce, that pattern has been in place for quite some time." -- George Barna, president of Barna Research Group.


      Abortion (See Abortion and the Sanctity of L ife)

    14. A child conceived in lust may be unwanted. If that is the case, then the child may be aborted. "Two-thirds of all abortions are among never-married women." (Jones RK, Darroch JE and Henshaw SK, "Patterns in the socioeconomic characteristics of women obtaining abortions in 2000-2001," Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2002, 34(5):226-235.
    15. This murder of one's own child within the womb has happened more than 42 million times since 1973. "From 1973 through 2002, more than 42 million legal abortions occurred." (Finer, L.B. and S.K. Henshaw, "Estimates of U.S. abortion incidence in 2001 and 2002," The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), 2005). The total number of abortions performed in the United States is undoubtable higher because these figures only represents abortions reported by licensed agencies. Illegal abortions are not reported. Current estimates [2007] are that there have been 50 million abortions in the United States since 1973. [56 million American babies from 1973 to 2014, annual rate continues at 1.2 million babies a year]. ("An estimated 46 million abortions take place around the world each year -- over 126,000 a day. According to a United Nations Population Newsletter, 20 million of these are performed illegally).
    16. Studies show "abortion common among all women, even those thought to oppose abortion."
    17. "Based on current trends, one in three women in the U.S. will have an abortion, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. The majority of women older than 17 who obtained an abortion reported a religious affiliation. The highest proportion (43 percent), identified themselves as Protestant. [emphasis added]. Twenty-seven percent of women having an abortion identified themselves as Catholic, and 8 percent as a member of another religion; . . . Thirteen percent identified themselves as "born-again" or evangelical, three-fourths of whom were Protestant." [emphasis added], (Rachel K. Jones, Jacqueline E. Darroch and Stanley K. Henshaw, "Patterns in the Socioeconomic Characteristics of Women Obtaining Abortions in 2000-2001," Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Volume 34, Number 5, September/October 2002)
    18. So the most dangerous place to be in the United States is inside your mother's womb, and the abortion rate among Protestant woman (43 percent), is comparable to the rate of abortion among secular women.
    19. Men are sexually aroused primarily by sight, therefore women should dress modestly. (Matthew 5:28). To dress immodestly is to commit the sin of Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:2). Therefore, Hollywood entertainment, motion pictures, soft pornography of the media and Madison Avenue, and hard pornography, are a particular temptation to men. (Job 31:1)
    20. Women are sexually aroused primarily by touch. Therefore, holding hands, kissing, dancing, and petting are particular temptations to women. (Proverbs 6:29)
    21. Marriage without true love is enslavement. An unregenerate young man, out of lust, may "chase a young women until she catches him." However, a man who marries for lust, and not for true love, enslaves himself. (1 John 4:18, Freedom: a gift of the grace of god, Slavery)
    22. A wedding is merely a courtesy the bride extends to the groom allowing him to make a public statement of his love and devotion to her. Once he marries her and becomes one with her in sexual relationship she "owns him." And civil law upholds this oneness.
    23. Unregenerate men, ungrounded in sound doctrine, often end up worshipping women. (1 Corinthians 7:32,33). When women are worshipped, then men are emasculated. The female characteristics are toleration, acceptance, love, abundance, nurture, generosity, gentleness, and so forth. If male leadership becomes effeminate, and if too many effeminate individuals have the vote, then society destabilizes and goes into decline. (Isaiah 3:12; 19:16; Nahum 3.13; Jeremiah 50:37; 51:30). The prime example of this is Romanism and their Maryology. (See Idolatry, Robbins, The Church Effeminate, Effeminacy, Feminism, Cowardice, The decline of american society, irrationality, the decline of western thought).


      Sexual sin is unique from all other transgressions

      • Sexual sin includes:
      • incest (Proverbs 8:5,6; Mark 9:37; Philippians 4:6,7; 1 Peter 5:7; Matthew 11:28,29; Matthew 19:14; 1 Corinthians 5:1; Isaiah 26:3,4),
      • seduction,
      • lose of virginity,
      • fornication,
      • whoredom (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)
      • prostitution (Leviticus 19:29; Five-Year Arrest Trends, All Women, 1995-1999; Foster, Sexual Healing: God's Plan for the Sanctification of Broken Lives),
      • spreading sexually transmitted diseases (33,000 people contract a new STD everyday. Approximately 2/3 are under the age of 25. [Center for Disease Control]; AIDS is the leading killer of Americans between the ages of 25 and 44. [Center for Disease Control]),
      • illegitimate issue (illegitimate births have increased 400 percent since 1963, the historical date that marks the beginning of the sexual revolution. [Medical Institute for Sexual Health]). Nearly 40 percent of babies born in the United States in 2007 were delivered by unwed mothers, according to data released last month by the National Center for Health Statistics.
      • abortion (Psalm 127:3; Psalm 139:13-15; Psalm 139:13-15; Luke 1:42; Luke 1:44; Jeremiah 1:5; Isaiah 49:15; Exodus 20:13; Isaiah 49:5; Job 31:15; Psalm 22:9,10; Isaiah 44:2,24; Isaiah 40:31; Psalm 42:11),
      • murder of pregnant unwed mothers (In a study conducted in Maryland in 2001 the leading cause of death during pregnancy was murder. Twenty-one percent of the women studied were murdered.)
      • murder of spouse (1,247 women and 440 men were killed by an intimate partner in 2000. In recent years an intimate killed about 33 percent of female murder victims and 4 percent of male murder victims. -- "Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001," Callie Marie Rennison, Ph.D. BJS Statistician),
      • fatherlessness (See Fatherlessness)
      • adultery (James 4:4),
      • child abuse (Matthew 25:40; Matthew 19:14; Matthew 11:28; 1 Peter 5:7, Child abuse),
      • molestation (Abuse, Child abuse)
      • pedophilia ("Homosexuals are over represented in child sex offenses: Individuals from the 1 to 3 percent of the population that is sexually attracted to the same sex are committing up to one-third of the sex crimes against children." -- Timothy J. Dailey, Ph.D. in "Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse")
      • rape ("For every 1,000 women attending their institutions, there may well be 35 incidents of rape in a given academic year (based on a victimization rate of 35.3 per 1,000 college women). For a campus with 10,000 women, this would mean the number of rapes could exceed 350. Even more broadly, when projected over the Nation's female student population of several million, these figures suggest that rape victimization is a potential problem of large proportion and of public policy interest." -- "The Sexual Victimization of College Women Research Report," U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice)
      • conjugal lewdness and matrimonial whoredom (Daniel Defoe, Conjugal Lewdness, or Matrimonial Whoredom),
      • pornography (Matthew 5:28, Pornography),
      • sodomy (See Homosexuality),
      • homosexuality (Psalm 106:30,31,35,37,39,40,41; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Timothy 1:10,11; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 1:16; Luke 4:18,19; John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:14-16; Romans 12:1,2; Ephesians 4:22-24; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Isaiah 26:3),
      • lesbianism (See Homosexuality),
      • nudity and exhibitionism (When inexperienced strip club dancers begin performing they often end up being fired. Their female egos get so puffed up by the attention of the crowd that they begin dictating to club management how to run the club: ask for exorbitant raises, dictate their work schedule, and tell management how much to charge the customers.)
      • and so forth, and so on. (Matthew 15:18-20, Romans 1:24-27)

    24. The sexual revolution is really a revolution against God. (Numbers 25:1-3, 29; Joshua 22:17; Psalm 106:30,31)
    25. The Adversary's attack upon boys, manhood, fathers, and the family is really an attack on the God ordained role of men to be the spiritual leader, and to protect his family, his church, and his country from falsehood and evil. (See Christ our example, Manhood, Effeminacy, Feminism)
    26. Sexual sins are unique from all other transgressions. First they are sins against God, and against one's own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Psalm 51:4). But sexual sins go on to permanently affect victims' lives even after they have been repented of and forgiven. Sexual sin lives on in victims and in society. (See Abortion and the sanctity of life, Abuse, Abuse (women), Adultery, Carnality and flesh pleasing, Child abuse, Depression, Divorce, Fatherlessness, Gratuitous sex, a cause of violence, Homosexuality, Hostility, Idolatry, Incest, Incest (women), Pornography, Post-abortion counseling, Prostitution, Protecting children from dangers, Rape, Sex (women), Sex education, Sexual healing and wholeness, Sexually transmitted diseases, Single parenting, Singleness, Soul-violence, Suicide, Teens and Sex, Unforgiveness, Works by and for women)
    27. The emotional and psychic shock, the trauma, of adultery, incest, child sexual abuse, pedophilia, and rape leave lifetime scares on victims. Some victims are never able to trust others again. The emotional wounds are as hard to cure as chronic disease. "Many people secretly bear the scars of childhood abuse and desperately struggle with the hidden trauma that interferes with spiritual growth and normal human relationships." -- Susan Alder
    28. Adultery is a sin against the human spirit that produces traumatic results. (Proverbs 6:32-35; Proverbs 6:29; Post-traumatic stress syndrome, Sexual wholeness)
    29. Biblical counselors report that parental neglect, rejection, or abuse are the most frequent complaints of counselees. (Abuse, Abuse [women], Child abuse, Depression, Incest, Incest [women])
    30. Bad relationships, including sexual relationship, lead to disease and death. (1 John 3:15, Bad relationships a cause of disease and death)
    31. It is the Puritans who gave us the Christian model for family in Western culture.
    32. 17th Century Puritans were keenly aware of the social consequences of illegitimacy. (See: sexual brokenness, poverty, prostitution, sexually transmitted diseases, fatherlessness, soul-violence, abortion, child abuse, violence related to sexual sin, increased crime, illiteracy, and so forth, and so on). During the ten year Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, all manner of adultery and fornication was against the law. Suspected violators were tried on the charge "For Uncondoned Carnal Knowledge." The acronym for this legal charge has been a vulgarity for immoral sex for the last 360 years.
    33. Uncondoned carnal knowledge (sexual sin), blasts lives and destroys souls. (Hosea 4:10; Hebrews 13:4). The vulgar acronym [For Uncondoned Carnal Knowledge -- compiler], is often used in utter contempt.
    34. It is also a sin against the family, which is the basic unit of society. It is the breaking of our conjugal vows, "Forsaking all others, I choose thee." [The marriage blood covenant (vow) is also a covenant (vow) with God -- compiler]. It is a sin against our children. One of the most flagrant causes of divorce, adultery has produced millions of children who have grown up without a father and a mother in the home, and has created enormous problems in the lives of these children. Adultery and its consequent evils are sins against the nation and society. . . ." -- D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe, What if Jesus had Never Been Born, p. 135
    35. Some conservative seminaries will not accept men who have been divorced, or men who have married a divorced woman. Our first love is our only love. "Ultimately the Seventh Commandment (Exodus 20:14), is about our fidelity to Christ." To fracture the Seventh Commandment is to break covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
    36. Sexual immorality, whoredom, substance abuse, the occult, and crime, including murder, are often found together in society by law enforcement agencies.
    37. Whoredom (fornication, adultery, prostitution, homosexuality, etc.), is a major cause of violence and murder in society. (Leviticus 19:29; Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001; Domestic Violence: An Epidemic in American Society; Five-Year Arrest Trends, All Women, 1995-1999). "It is distressing how often death does follow adultery," -- abortion, murder of a lover, murder of a spouse, fatal "accidents," and suicide. Prior to 1960 in America the majority of murders committed where one spouse murdering either the other spouse or an adulterer. As drug abuse grew, drug related murders took the lead. (Proverbs 6:32-35; Proverbs 8:36)


      Suicide

    38. "The national suicide rate among males between the ages of 15 an 24 has nearly quadrupled over the last 60 years and the rate among females in the same age group has doubled."
    39. "Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24. [The second leading cause on college campuses]. In 2001, 3,971 suicides were reported in this group (Anderson and Smith 2003). Of the total number of suicides among ages 15 to 24 in 2001, 86 percent (n=3,409), were male and 14 percent (n=562), were female (Anderson and Smith 2003). (Suicide: Fact Sheet, Center for Disease Control)
    40. However, "women report attempting suicide during their lifetime about three times as often as men." (Krug et al., World report on violence and health [serial online]. 2002).
    41. The US Justice Department reports that women who live together with men are 76 times more likely to be physically abused, that is 7,600 percent more likely (2001 data).
    42. Conversely, the health of a marriage depends upon the husband and wife living together all the time. The husband must be there to care for and to protect his wife and children.
    43. "The teen birthrate in the United States is the highest of any industrialized nation, nearly twice as great as that of the United Kingdom and 15 times that of Japan. (Rebecca A. Maynard, Kids Having Kids. Robin Hood Foundation, circa 1998), One (1) million teenage girls get pregnant each year. Of that, approximately 40 percent will receive government assistance. (Rebecca A. Maynard, Kids Having Kids. Robin Hood Foundation, circa 1998)
    44. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported (early 2001), a study of 247 women who died in pregnancy in the state of Maryland. The leading cause of death during pregnancy was murder. Twenty-one percent of the women studied were murdered.
    45. Sexual sins are also sins against one's own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8). The human body is the temple of the living God (1 Corinthians 6:15-20). The body is to be kept chaste and pure. Fornication replaces holiness with filthiness. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Ephesians 5:3). Therefore, sexual sin is self-destructive.
    46. If virginity is wasted in fornication (Exodus 22:16,17), then a fulfilling sexual relationship can never be known.
    47. Sexual sin results in sexually transmitted diseases. There are over 30 known sexually transmitted diseases in the United States today. (33,000 people contract a new STD everyday. Approximately 2/3 are under the age of 25. [Center for Disease Control]; 50 percent of the sexually active single adult population has, or will have, at least 1 STD in their lifetime [CDC]), among them herpes, syphilis, and AIDs (AIDS is the leading killer of Americans between the ages of 25 and 44. [Center for Disease Control]).
    48. In short, marriage can be either the best of lots or the worst of lots. Young men and young women should be extremely careful to avoid sexual sin to protect themselves from falling into the worst of lots. (1 Corinthians 6:15-20)
    49. The Holy Spirit alone is able to keep young people (and adults), from falling into sexual sin. (1 Corinthians 10:13, 2 Thessalonians 3:3)


      Christ and Sexual Relationship

    50. Ultimately the Seventh Commandment (Exodus 20:14), is about our fidelity to Christ. (Hosea 2:19-20; James 4:4; Engelsma, Marriage, the Mystery of Christ and the Church). To fracture the Seventh Commandment is to break covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
    51. Marriage is a threesome, Christ, the husband, and the wife. (Eyrich, Three To Get Ready). Therefore, the marriage vow is a vow with God, as well as between spouses.
    52. "Families that pray together stay together." Daily prayer together with your spouse is the single most helpful thing to bring your hearts together, and to bless your marriage.
    53. It has been said "The practice of family worship has done more for comprehensive Reformation than any other means available to man."
    54. The sexual revolution is a revolution against God. (Exodus 20:3,4,14,17)
    55. Marriage is a type of Christ's relationship to The Church. [Ephesians 5:21,22,25]. The "Book of Canticles [Song of Solomon], which is the Holy of holies of the Scriptures, standing like the tree of life in the midst of the garden of inspiration. The song is highly allegorical, and describes Christ and his church as a bride and bridegroom who sing to each other and of each other." (Song of Solomon 2), Spurgeon's Devotional Bible, p. 310
    56. In scripture we see an allegory drawn between sexual sin and apostasy, disloyalty to one's religion. Whoredom and idolatry are similar type transgressions. See the First Commandment (Exodus 20:3), the Seventh Commandment (Exodus 20:14), the Tenth Commandment (Exodus 20:17), and Christ's Summation of the Law (Matthew 22:38-40), Hosea, Ezekiel, Jeremiah. For example, we have:
    57. See the chart, Israel's Apostasy and Hosea's Marriage at Hosea 3:1, page 1364 in The Reformation Study Bible.
      "The stages of Israel's relationship with God are depicted in the prophecies of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, as well as in Hosea's relationship with Gomer."
    58. The family is one of only three divinely ordained institutions. The Church and the State are the other two.
    59. A Christian family is both a church within the church and a mission outreach in nucleus form. (Joshua 24:14,15). Parents and children model the Christian life and introduce others to Christ.
    60. God uses a Christian family to model Christ's victory over evil (John 1:29). Christian families stand as a witness to a lost and dying world (Romans 6:23), of the salvation and hope that we all have in Christ Jesus.
    61. A Christian family, with both the husband and wife in Christ, is a witness to the blessings of the True and Living God upon his people. (Psalm 127:1a; Proverbs 31:30b). It is a Lighthouse from which the message of the Gospel goes forth into society. The Christian Family shows society that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, salvation, the means of Grace, the everlasting righteousness, forgiveness, justification, sanctification, and finally glorification in the life to come.
    62. This witness spreads from generation to generation as descendants establish Christian families. This is the glorious result of putting "Jesus First" in sexual relationship.
    63. Strong family ties strengthen children and enable them to be successful in society. Christian parents nurture, encourage, and teach children how to lead a Christian life. These blessings strengthen children spiritually and emotionally and enables them to, in turn, raise successful Christian families in the next generation. Consider, for example, the families of Jonathan Edwards (his descendants include a number of prominent individuals), Thomas and Margaret Craighead (Craighead, James Geddes The Craighead Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Rev. Thomas and Margaret Craighead, 1658-1876, Billy Graham (Billy and Ruth Graham have five children, 19 grandchildren, and 30-some great-grandchildren, 2007), Jerry Falwell, and Elsie Dinsmore, a fictional character (see the "Elsie Books" by Martha Finley), and other lesser known Christian families who daily cast light into a lost and dying world, and whose descendants include pastors, missionaries, Christian workers, educators, and professionals.
    64. The man is the spiritual leader of the family. He is responsible for discipline and protection of his family. He must have spiritual wisdom, he must be authoritative, he must be a disciplinarian. He must be strong and firm, if God is to be in control of his family, if his spouse and children are to be in the love of God. (Ephesians 5:21,22,25)
    65. As spiritual head of the family the man's role and responsibility is to protect his family, church, and society, from evil. That responsibility included protecting them from false doctrine and false teaching. (2 Corinthians 10:5; Jude 1:3)
    66. When we truly love another, then we completely lose control of them. (John 8:36)
    67. Only if a wife is in Christ will she submit to God's will in the marriage, and to the godly leadership of a husband who is in Christ. (Ephesians 5:21,22,25)
    68. Because the male is spiritual head of the family and is responsible for its success he must have the final say about who he will have as his wife.
    69. It should be kept in mind that "spiritual unity [the unity between persons having the same objective faith in the Gospel -- compiler], is much more intimate than physical unity can be [Spiritual unity transcends geographical distance and transcends temporal time to eternity. Therefore, a Christian funeral, while bittersweet, is also a great celebration. The spirit may have left the body, but there is a love among the faithful that transcends space and temporal time into eternity and that oneness is felt by the Elect at a funeral. -- compiler], and that such physical analogies of spiritual unity as the Lord's Supper and marriage, rather than exaggerating the intimacy of spiritual unity, do not even approach it." -- John W. Robbins commenting on Philemon 4-7 in Slavery Christianity
    70. When both spouses are in Christ, then there is a oneness in body, soul, heart, mind, and spirit that is a type of God's love for us in Christ, the sweetest thing this side of heaven.
    71. It follows logically then that God's purpose in marriage is spiritual unity. That unity is only attainable when both husband and wife share an objective faith in the Gospel. This is the unity that enables Christian families to minister to the world from generation to generation. It culminates in The Great Reunion of the elect with Christ in Paradise.
    72. God's promises to married persons deepens their love for each other.
    73. The only way for man, wife, children, and society to live together happily is to pursue holiness through Christ Jesus. (Bonar, The Everlasting Righteousness, Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification)
    74. One sign of true love is that you would never even think of harming the object of your love. One is able to overlook and tolerate weaknesses and imperfections. That is a type of Christ's love for the Church. (1 John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a; Ephesians 5:21,22,25)
    75. Any man and woman who are in Christ can be successfully married if they agree to solve all their problems biblically. (Ephesians 5:21,22,25)
    76. It is the doctrine of Justification that enables a married couples to overcome problems and to build strong Christian families. Forgiveness, Justification, Sanctification, and final Glorification in heaven all come together. (see Forgiveness, Justifying faith, Sanctification, and Glorification.)
    77. Surveys have proven the sexual relationship of Christians is the most fulfilling of any members of society. A Redbook magazine survey concerning sex in modern "liberated" America conducted in 1977, in which 100,000 women responded, found that the most religious category of women were the most orgasmic women in the country. (Susan Sadd and Carol Tavris, The Redbook Report on Female Sexuality [New York, NY: Delacorte, 1977], pp. 97-106)
    78. It is an awesome thought that not only did God create man and women -- the human body in its immense complexity, but he created us with the ability to reproduce another life.
    79. The true love and oneness of husband and wife may bring another soul into the world. A soul is the most precious thing in the world (Luke 15:10; Mark 8:36), and there is great joy when a child is born.
    80. In conclusion it may be said that marriage can be either the very best of relationship, or the very worst of relationship, depending upon whether or not Christ is the third party in the marriage. (Psalm 67:1,2; Psalm 127:1a; Proverbs 31:30b; Hosea 4:6-11)
    81. Therefore, it is concluded that, in sexual relationship, in marriage, and in family, as well as in all of life, the prescription for success and fulfillment is "Jesus First."
    Our virginity before marriage is a great possession.
    Soon teenage daughters and sons will be sent off to college. Away from home for the first time, they will be on their own, separated from parental guidance and protection. They will be alone and eager for quick acceptance.
    Girls and young men should understand that virginity is probably the most important gift and possession that we have, next to spiritual regeneration, that is, knowing Christ. The godless are blind to this fact, and often are in severe denial about sexual purity. (Colossians 3:4,5). Lose of virginity throws us into bondage, and into submission to this Fallen World. It is a stealing of our souls. Our first love is our only love. Once we have sexual relations with another, then we are never the same again.
    True femininity is to know and to understand that God has a special design and plan for your life. It guarantees that a girl will know true oneness with the man of God's choosing for a partner in her life. Being a virgin until marriage assures us that God's design for our lives will be fulfilled. One of the strategies used by the principalities and powers is to rob us of our virginity. (Ephesians 6:12). Some other strategies of the Adversary are: childhood sexual abuse, incest (the "boot camp" for prostitution), high school peer pressures, exclusive "clubs," gangs, drunkenness (especially in the company of the opposite sex), cults and cultic beliefs, the cultural influence from a godless secular humanism and its acceptance of sexual sin, the occult, sorority (and fraternity), pledging, rushing, hazing, and initiation, and so forth, and so on.
    Lose of virginity is a powerful "socializing influence" in the wrong sense. It conforming us to this fallen world. It can be seen as a conditioning for later life, when we will be expected to submit in the workplace to big corporations, to political parties, and to the influence of secular and secularized institutions.
    Of course, one is not able "to glorify God and enjoy him fully for ever" when under bondage. To lead a chaste, moral life, by the help of God, is to glorify God. That is beyond all comparison to the idolatry, of the secular humanistic world -- looking to man for our good.
    Of course, nothing can separate those who are true to Christ from the salvation and forgiveness found in the Gospel. (Romans 8:37-39). But Christian girls (and young men), should bear in mind that the sexual sins of our youth can bear a life long influence, even after we are forgiven.
    We should be on guard against the "emotionally blackmail" of the world. We should resist the temptation to become "joiners," by "selling out" to their destructive lies. (Matthew 16:24-26). Ignorance of sexual morality is a sure sign of hypocracy. (Mark 7:20-23)

    Dedicated to Jerry Falwell (August 11, 1933 -- May 15, 2007, "Jesus First"), who was lead to confront society with the problems of pornography, abortion, and homosexuality.

    *Christenson, Larry, and Cheri Bladholm, The Wonderful way That Babies are Made, ISBN: 0871236273 9780871236272.
    "Here is a book that will help you teach your children about families, babies, and sexual intimacy. It is designed as a tool for parents to use in passing on to their children an attitude of joy and wonder at God's gift of life and sexuality. The information in this book is set against the backdrop of creation, so that from the very beginning a child's understanding of sex will be linked with faith, with belief in God." -- Publisher

    Defoe, Daniel, Conjugal Lewdness or Matrimonial Whoredom: A Treatise Concerning the use and Abuse of the Marriage bed (1727), ISBN: 0820110132 9780820110134. Available in WORKS OF DANIEL DEFOE on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Elliot, Elisabeth, Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control, ISBN: 080075137X 9780800751371.
    "Perhaps the best and most readable book on this subject. Using her own past with Jim Elliot, she writes a book that clearly sets the teaching of the Bible in easy to understand terms. Warmly personal, strongly Biblical." -- GCB
    "Popular seminar speaker Elisabeth Elliot has written a book about bringing one's love life under the authority of Jesus Christ. She gives direction in such areas as singleness or marriage, putting God's desires ahead of personal desires, what men look for in a woman, virginity and chastity, and the man's and woman's role in relationships." -- Publisher

    *Harris, Joshua, and Rebecca St. James, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, ISBN: 9789810589981 9810589980.
    Countless teens today feel depressed or discouraged because they don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Many single Christians feel frustrated with cultural expectations and patterns of dating. Youth pastors and parents find themselves dealing with young adults who fall into sexual temptation or spend more energy on dating than on following God. I KISSED DATING GOODBYE DRIVE TIME AUDIO offers an all-new approach to dating relationships. It calls young adults away from playing the dating game and reveals how they can live a lifestyle of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness. Honest and practical, this powerful book will inspire teens and young adults to remap their romantic lives in the light of God's Word. Not just a book of theory, I KISSED DATING GOODBYE Drive Time Audio includes healthy challenges to today's cultural assumptions about relationships and provides solid, biblical alternatives to society's norm.
    "Joshua Harris has a passion to glorify God through preaching and writing. He directs New Attitude Ministries and is in pastoral training at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is the author of the bestselling I KISSED DATING GOODBYE and is working on a follow-up book, BOY MEETS GIRL." -- Publisher
    "While most Christians agree to seek purity and save sex for marriage, few have been given a blueprint for how that should affect their view of dating and love. In I KISSED DATING GOODBYE, Joshua Harris exposes the 'Seven Habits of Highly Defective Dating' and offers a realistic outline of how to have a biblical vision of marriage. Harris contends that one must begin with a new attitude, viewing love, purity, and singleness from God's perspective rather than thinking that love and romance are to be enjoyed 'solely for recreation.' In such well-named chapters as 'Guarding Your Heart' and 'What Matters at Fifty,' Harris encourages the reader to look at one's character rather than reveling in infatuation, to regard love as a truly selfless, biblical act rather than a feeling. He refutes the concept that we are victims of 'falling in love' (that it is beyond our control), saying that 'God wants us to seek guidance from scriptural truth, not feeling. Smart love looks beyond personal desires and the gratification of the moment. It looks at the big picture: serving others and glorifying God.' Before you roll your eyes, moaning that this sounds terribly unromantic, know that Harris does a superb job of couching his convictions in the sincere belief that if we are purposeful in our singleness and date with integrity, a fulfilled marriage awaits us -- in God's timing." -- Jill Heatherly

    Harris, Joshua, Shannon Harris, and Nicole Whitacre, I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Study Guide, ISBN: 1590521366 9781590521366.

    Hyde, Margaret O., VD: The Silent Epidemic, ISBN: 0070316376 9780070316379 0070316384 9780070316386.

    Macaulay, Susan, Something Beautiful From God, ISBN: 089107189X 9780891071891 0891071865 9780891071860.
    "Just about the finest book we have for a parent to read to a child (or self-read on 4th grade and above level), concerning the wonder and beauty of birth and babies . . . accurate information . . . sound theology. Highly recommended!" -- GCB

    Marshner, Connaught Coyne, Decent Exposure: How to Teach Your Children About Sex, ISBN: 0943497167 9780943497167.
    "The key to teaching sexual responsibility is teaching . . . self control. And that teaching process starts the day your child comes home from the hospital." -- Publisher

    Mayo, Mary Ann, A Christian Guide to Sexual Counseling: Recovering the Mystery and the Reality of "One Flesh," ISBN: 0310359902 9780310359906.
    "A book to equip pastors and counselors for the task of helping couples understand and deal with sexual problems in a marriage."
    Includes bibliography.

    Mayo, Mary Ann, and Joseph L. Mayo, The Menopause Manager: A Safe Path for a Natural Change, ISBN: 0800757335 9780800757335.
    "Over the past three years, I have accumulated a small library of books on menopause, looking for answers to my many questions. This is the best of my collection. It's well researched, well written, and well indexed. Technical information is presented very clearly. The notes contain full bibliographical information for those who want to read the journals. All approaches to menopause -- life style, dietary, herbal, botanical, HRT -- are considered in detail, but no particular program is pushed. The authors' respect for their readers is evident throughout the book. It's a pleasure to recommend it to anyone needing information on this phase of life." -- Reader's Comment

    Mayo, Mary Ann, Parent's Guide to Sex Education, ISBN: 0310445817 9780310445814.
    "Traces the growth of a child's sexual identity. Explains in wholesome terms how parents may keep pace with their child's growing sexual awareness. Provides a competent and complete guide that should be 'must' reading in every home. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Mayo, Mary Ann, and Joseph L. Mayo, The Sexual Woman, ISBN: 0890815828 9780890815823.
    "Written to help Christian women understand their emotional and sexual makeup. . . . The authors succeed in demystifying the functioning of the human body and seek to elevate sex to the position God intended. A welcome treatise. Counselor should read it carefully. It should be in every church library." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Price, Greg L., The Bible and Alcoholic Beverages, 14 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.

    *Reisman, Judith A., Eunice V. Ray (editor), and Alfred Moreschi (illustrator), Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences the Red Queen and the Grand Scheme, ISBN: 0966662415 9780966662412.
    "Dr. Judith Reisman's new book, KINSEY: CRIMES AND CONSEQUENCES THE RED QUEEN AND THE GRAND SCHEME, presents sinister material on the man who seduced America.
    "The 1960s' sexual revolution was based on the most elaborate and carefully crafted scientific fraud of this century, writes author Judith Reisman. Early sexologist Alfred C. Kinsey, with his two famous reports just 50 years ago, seemingly legitimized both profligacy and deviancy, and thus established 'the sexual license he [personally] espoused.' SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE HUMAN MALE (1948) and its female equivalent (1953) kicked off no-fault divorce, the wife-swapping era, the gay rights movement, classroom sex education, sex 'therapy' as a growth industry, explicit imagery in the media and entertainment industry, and an avalanche of pornography and obscenity.
    "Although Kinsey was a sexual revolutionary, Dr. Reisman contends, he was falsely portrayed by Indiana University where he worked, and the Rockefeller Foundation which funded him, 'as just a normal American guy/husband/family man who simply "discovered" the "really" that most American men commonly engaged in sexually aberrant and outlaw behaviour.' Kinsey's 'research' alleged that 10 percent of American males were homosexual, that all of us were bisexual, that children were sexual from birth, and could engage in sexual activity with adults without harm, plus a whole broad spectrum of things taught today in our schools and practiced today in courts of law as fact and as true . . . It was fraud then, it is fraud now, and it revolutionized this nation and turned us into Kinsey's [psychological] clones.
    "His 'Grand Scheme' was to eliminate normal families in favour of selective breeding predicated upon racial and sexual eugenics, she charges, and his 'scientific conclusions' were concocted to advance it. The reference is to the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland who wanted the sentence (beheading) carried out first and the verdict pronounced afterwards.
    "Disturbing information about Kinsey's work and private life has been accumulating since his death in 1956 at age 62. (The official cause was pneumonia due to overwork, but his extensive homosexual and sado-masochistic activities were likely contributors). Dr. Reisman revealed much of it in 1990, for example, in KINSEY, SEX AND FRAUD. Even last year's resolutely non-condemnatory biography by fellow Indiana University scholar James H. Jones, ALFRED C. KINSEY: A PUBLIC/PRIVATE LIFE (Norton), is replete with gruesomely shocking details.
    "KINSEY: CRIME AND CONSEQUENCES cannot be described as non-condemnatory. Its central figure, Dr. Reisman asserts, 'fits the classic definition of a sexual psychopath.' Had the public known that he 'and his male population were sexually abnormal, the popular use of their data to change [our] law, education and public policy would have come to a screeching halt.' He was able, however, to blackmail into silence associates who knew about 'his extensive use of deviants, his large prison population or, worse, his active child molesters.'
    "Still, she thinks his 'findings' should have roused suspicion. 'When I first read Kinsey's research, I thought this man is not reporting on America -- he's reporting on himself and then projecting that onto the nation. Kinsey prostituted his own wife Clara . . . into acts of sodomy with fellow "researchers," which Kinsey filmed. He seduced his own students at Indiana University -- male, not female students. He devised sexual activities with his "co-workers," who then became his co-authors. He [personally] engaged in violent sadistic activity, in which he harmed himself terribly . . . and appears to have died, frankly, as a result of the trauma to his body.'
    "But his famed reports were carefully phrased to obscure the fact that words like 'contacts,' 'partners' and 'sex play' could signify grown men sodomizing children. He was also both racist and cautious about his colleagues, avoiding Jews, blacks and moral traditionalists. Dr. Reisman quotes Kinsey co-author Wardell Pomeroy (KINSEY AND THE INSTITUTE FOR SEX RESEARCH, Harper & Row, 1972), on his hiring technique: 'As usual . . . we took his sexual history first . . . [Then] Kinsey put down his pen and said, "I don't think you want to work for us." "But I do," the researcher insisted. "Well," Kinsey observed, "you have just said that premarital intercourse might lead to later difficulties in marriage, that extramarital relations would break up a marriage, that homosexuality is abnormal, and intercourse with animals is ludicrous. Apparently you have all the answers. . . . Why do you want to do research'?"
    "Biographer Jones describes Kinsey as 'one of the scholarly eugenicists of pre-WWII' who favoured mass sterilization for the lower classes and selective breeding for the 'better classes.' Moreover, Judith Reisman emphasizes, the Rockefeller Foundation was early interested in population control and in using the media to popularize it. The Reece Committee, investigating U.S. tax-exempt foundations in 1953-54, concluded that this 'plutocratic control' was accomplished by 'funding the "right" university research by the "right" researchers, then by funding mass media dissemination of the "right" science data to the public.' Kinsey's numbers made him a perfect fit for anyone eager to alter what he would call human 'breeding patterns.'
    "Dr. Reisman, a specialist in content analysis studies of written and visual media, lost many family members in the Holocaust. In that context she raises further sinister questions about Kinsey's data. For instance, who was the 'lone pedophile,' the 'elderly gentleman' cited by Kinsey for his sexual molestation of 800 children? Who were 'The Children of Table 34' and what became of them? How did Kinsey's 'technically trained' observers gain access to the claimed 1,800 American children for illegal genital experiments? 'To this day,' she observes, 'the Kinsey Institute and Indiana University have repeatedly . . . refused to reveal any names of the subjects or the experimenters.' Nor has any one of these children ever come forward, although the institute seems an excellent target for lawsuits.
    "Even in the destitute 1930s, at the cited rate of a dollar a day, she doubts that children as young as three months were obtainable in such numbers around Bloomington, Indiana. She suggests an ominous but credible alternative: a collaborative link between Kinsey and Nazi Germany, then a police state where such 'experimentation' could easily be conducted 'as part of an ongoing collegial, cross-cultural, multinational, "fact-finding" research project.' She cites significant links, such as one George Sylvester Viereck, who worked for the German embassy in Washington, D.C., in those years, setting up Nazi front groups, and who is known to have been a Kinsey correspondent. Furthermore, the Rockefeller Foundation was simultaneously funding eugenics projects in Berlin.
    "Kinsey consistently kept secret his hypotheses and the basic facts upon which his conclusions rested, Dr. Reisman charges. 'Neither Kinsey nor any of his team can rightly be termed "scientists." Their methodology was not scientific, for it was neither able to be replicated nor validated. Their data was anonymous, forced, secretly altered at will, and fraudulent. With the aid of the elite academic world and institutions and the support of public funds and the social planning foundations, Kinsey and his associates, who served as his own private male harem, conducted thousands of sexual interviews to present a false view of American sexual behaviours.'
    "Amazingly, however, use of Kinsey data as authoritative has never been seriously challenged -- until now. It must not continue, Dr. Reisman declares: 'There [must] be a full and open public investigation into Kinsey's fraudulent data and its impact upon lawmakers, the military, the church, the press, the academic world, the family and all our institutions'." -- Kevin E. Abrams, co-author of The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality In The Nazi Party

    *Reisman, Judith A., Soft Porn Plays Hardball, ISBN: 091031165X 9780910311656.
    "Reisman demonstrates the tragic effects of 'soft porn' on women, children, and the family." -- GCB

    Storey, Duane, Sandy Kulkin, Mary Ann Mayo, and Mayo Kulkin, Body and Soul: A Married Couple's Guide to Discovering and Understanding our Unique Sexual Personalities, ISBN: 0880707429 9780880707428.
    "Combing helpful self-tests with seasoned counsel, the authors show how you and your partner can develop a relationship that is deeply fulfilling -- both physically and emotionally with Body and Soul." -- Publisher

    Terkelsen, Helen E., Counseling the Unwed Mother.

    Terkelsen, Helen E., I'm Going to Have a Baby and I'm not Married, ISBN: 0800619943.

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The covenant faithfulness of god, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Abuse (women), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Being single (women), Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Whoredom and spirituality, Marriage, Marital counseling, marriage counseling, Problem solving in marriage, Birth control, Abortion and the sanctity of life, Post-abortion counseling, Gratuitous sex, a cause of violence, Sex education, Abuse, Rape, Incest, Child abuse, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 352, 645, 663-667, 843, 957, 1120-1125, 1290, 1545, 1662-1666, 1814, 2129, 2351-2353, 2545, 2642, 2685, 3198, 3207, 3208, 3222, 3348, 3569, 3570-3572
    MGTP: Sexual Immorality, Carnality

    Related WebLinks

    Five-Year Arrest Trends, All Women, 1995-1999 (6,622 agencies)
    Percentage increases in arrests of all women, select crimes. (Women under 18 only indicated by "under 18")
    1. Aggravated assault, +6.0
    2. Violent crime, +2.3
    3. Other assaults, +12.0
    4. Fraud Embezzlement, +39.7, +74.6 (under 18)
    5. Prostitution and commercialized vice, +8.4 (under 18)
    6. Sex offenses (except forcible rape and prostitution), +34.7 (under 18)
    7. Drug abuse violations, +11.4, +12.3 (under 18)
    8. Gambling, +20.1
    9. Offenses against the family and children, +7.9, +16.6 (under 18)
    10. Driving under the influence, +11.3, +48.1 (under 18)
    11. Liquor laws, +44.4, +42.3 (under 18)
    12. Drunkenness, +14.6 (under 18)
    13. Disorderly conduct, +17.0 (under 18)
    14. All other offenses (except traffic), +19.4, +20.2 (under 18)
    15. Suspicion, +18.8
    16. Curfew and loitering law violations, +13.6, +13.6 (under 18)
    http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/Cius_99/99crime/99c4_04.pdf



    Being Single (Women)

    Andrews, Gini, Your Half of the Apple: God and the Single Girl, ISBN: 0551004975 9780551004979.
    Foreword by Francis A. Schaeffer.
    "A realistic treatment of the problems as well as the opportunities facing single people in a couple's world. Insightful." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Baker, Yvonne G., Successfully Single. A Christian classic.
    "Another classic -- restated in modern English -- but retaining its verve and value for contemporary Christians." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Bettler, John F., God as Husband/Lover (Westminster Media).
    Audio cassette POG06 [audio file].

    Caldwell, Genevieve, First Person, Singular, ISBN: 0840730721 9780840730725.
    "She [the author], sees Christian single women shortchanging themselves and encourages them to shake off the shroud of passivity and actively build new, meaningful relationships." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Clarkson, Margaret, So You're Single! ISBN: 0877887721 9780877887720.
    "One of the best works on the subject of aloneness. Deserves widespread circulation." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Coleman, Sarah Jepson (Sarah Ann Jepson), For the Love of Singles.

    *James, John Angell (1785-1859), Female Piety or the Young Woman's Friend and Guide Through Life to Immortality, ISBN: 1573581038 9781573581035.
    "This is another in a series of books on the family. By the author of THE CHRISTIAN FATHER'S PRESENT TO HIS CHILDREN, this is James' book on raising a godly daughter. He deals with early piety, the elevation of women by the gospel, the importance of personal religion, and how to be a good wife and mother. This is a book every parent should read to their daughters. Here is a book that girls should read to know what to become, and boys should read to know what to look for! There is a foreword by Mrs. Edna Gerstner." -- Publisher

    Peppler, Alice S., Single Again -- This Time With Children: A Christian Guide for the Single Parent, ISBN: 0806619104 9780806619101.

    Smith, Virginia W., The Single Parent, ISBN: 0800751051 9780800751050.

    Tweedie, W.K. (1803-1863, editor), Virtuous Womanhood: Christ's Work and Single Women. Available in A THEOLOGY OF THE FAMILY, an anthology.

    Vincent, Thomas (1634-1678), Christ the Best Husband: or An Invitation of Young Women Unto Christ. Delivered in a Sermon to Young Women, 1672.

    Whitefield, George (1714-1770), Christ the Best Husband: Or an Earnest Invitation to Young Women to Come and see Christ, preached to a Society of Young Women in Fetter-Lane.
    http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/whitefie.htm

    Worth, Jill, and Christine Tufnell, Journey Through Single Parenting, ISBN: 0340651903 9780340651902.

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, Singleness, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Abstinence, Child abuse, Counsel for young men, Reconciliation of relationships, Forgiveness, Unforgiveness, Gratuitous sex, a cause of violence, Courtship, Womanhood, Abuse, Rape, Incest, and so forth, and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    True Love Waits
    http://www.truelovewaits.com/

    Respect Incorporated (formerly Sex Respect)
    http://www.sexrespect.com/main.html

    Gateway to Joy
    "Anything, if offered to God, can and will become your gateway to joy." -- Elisabeth Elliot
    http://www.elisabethelliot.org/radio.html

    Girl Defined
    https://www.girldefined.com/

    virtuoursreality.com, a Website for all Women
    http://www.virtuousreality.com/

    ussearch.com
    Sex offender search, State criminal search, Department of Corrections search
    http://www.ussearch.com/



    Widowhood

    "I find it to be most true, that the greatest temptation out of hell is to live without temptations. If my waters should stand, they would rot. Faith is the better of the free air, and of the sharp winter storms in its face. Grace withereth without adversity. The devil is but God's master fencer, to teach us to handle our weapons." -- Samuel Rutherford, The Loveliness of Christ
    Martha Finley uses part of this quote in ELSIE'S WIDOWHOOD, Book 7, Chapter 4, p. 41 (Cumberland House, paperback edition). Elsie's father consoling her on the sudden, unexpected death of her husband whom had been his life long friend.

    Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), Thoughts on Religious Experience: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing "Letters to the Aged," ISBN: 079050846X 9780790508467, 338 pages.
    Contains counsel for widows and widowers (pp. 329-38).

    Bettler, John F., God as Husband/Lover (Westminster Media).
    Audio cassette POG06 [audio file].

    Cushenberry, Donald C., Coping With Life After Your Mate Dies, ISBN: 0801057655 9780801057656.
    "For Donald and Rita Cushenbery, practical wisdom for grieving and getting on with life came from personal experience. Each has lost a spouse, grieved, and eventually found new life. This book brings comfort and helps survivors face decisions." -- Publisher

    Finley, Martha, Book 7: Elsie's Widowhood, didactic fiction, ISBN: 1888306408 9781888306408.
    "Elsie's husband was 15 years older, so it was not a surprise that a day would come when she would have to go alone without his dear presence. As could be expected, all accepted it as the will of God, and they set out to grow in grace because of being left without their beloved husband and father." -- Publisher

    James, John Angell (1785-1859), The Widow Directed to the Widow's God, ISBN: 157358035X 9781573580359.
    "In this book, James directs widows to take their sufferings to God for relief. He tenderly shows that the widow 'needs a special message of comfort from her Lord.' There are practical suggestions and helps for widows, Scriptural examples of widows, letters from widows, and letters to widows." -- Publisher

    Smith, Virginia W., The Single Parent, ISBN: 0800751051 9780800751050.

    See also: The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Trusting god, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, The covenant faithfulness of god, Singleness, Being single (women), Loneliness, Friendship, Friendship (women), Fear and anxiety, Hope, Trusting god, The covenant faithfulness of god, Covenant theology and the ordinance of covenanting, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Works by and for women, Christian fellowship, and so forth, and so on.
    TCRB5: 3829, 3830, 3873
    MGTP: Widows and Widowers



    Works by Martha Finley

    The Elsie Books 28-book series in its original, unmodernized text, probably models the Christian family better than any other fiction. Likewise, the example of Elsie's life is one of the best models for Christian girls.
    Notice the original text of this series is becoming available free in Project Gutenberg e-text. We have added links to the e-text as of May 2007.

    Aprile, Michael Dante and the Aprile Family, The Character of Elsie Dinsmore (Plano, TX [Utmost Enterprises, PO Box 940205, Plano, 75094-0205]: Utmost Enterprises), ISBN: 1581822014 9781581822014.
    An e-text book on CD-ROM.
    "This book was written by members of the Aprile family who desire, as did Elsie, to follow the Godly character traits, exemplified by Jesus Christ, in their everyday walk. . . . In this book, we have attempted to show, through Elsie's eyes, how a person, whose will is to follow the Lord, is able to take up the cross and follow Him.
    "You will find that this book is good for instruction and illustration in the teaching of thirty-eight Character Traits to your children. This book can serve as a supplement to your current curriculum or some creative people might find ways to use it as a curriculum itself." -- The Aprile Family
    The Character of Elsie Dinsmore (excerpts)
    http://www.utmost-way.com/tcoed.htm

    Aprile, Elizabeth The Elsie Coloring Book (Plano, TX [Utmost Enterprises, PO Box 940205, Plano, 75094-0205]: Utmost Enterprises).
    "This coloring book is hand drawn and handmade, one-of-a-kind. This first edition has 40 pages of pictures showing character in the way that only Elsie can." -- Publisher

    *Finley, Martha [aka Martha Farquharson (Galic for Finley), a pen name], (1828-1909), Anna Hand, the Meddlesome Girl, 1868.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Annandale: A Story of the Times of the Covenanters, 1858.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Aunt Hetty's Fowls or, Harry at the Farm, 1876.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Aunt Ruth, or, Persecuted not Forsaken, 1857.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), The Broken Basket, 1870.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Brookside Farm-house: From January to December: For the Little Folks, 1865.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Clouds and Sunshine, or, The Faith Brightened Pathway, 1859.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Ella Clinton, or, By Their Fruits ye Shall Know Them, 1856.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Little Patience, 1868.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Marion Harvie, a Tale of Persecution in the Seventeenth Century, 1857.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Maud's two Homes, 1868.

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), The Peddler of La Grave, 1875.


    The Elsie Books Series of 28 Books

    *Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson [Galic for Finley], a pen name, 1828-1909), The Elsie Books, 28-book series listed singly below.
    New sets of the 28-book series are now available in the book trade (July 2003). Cumberland House has reprinted the originals in soft cover. These are not abridged or modernized. Street price for the entire set is $120, individual books, $4.50. See:
    Elsie Dinsmore Books
    http://www.lvbaptist.org/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BHCP&Category_Code=ED
    and Christian Book Distributors (CBD)
    http://www.christianbook.com/

    *Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson [Galic for Finley], a pen name), (1828-1909), The Elsie Books, 4 book set.
    "Originally written in the late 1800's for girls and young women, the Elsie Dinsmore books were bestsellers for over thirty years. When we are introduced to Elsie in the first book she is a sweet and humble eight-year-old whose great desire in life is to be reunited with her father, whom she has never met. Her faith and her obedience to God's commandments uphold her in the great troubles she often faces, and the drama to which we are spectators is as timely for today's girls as it was for the young ladies of the 19th century. A new edition of one of GCB's best sellers, the series offers Christian values and character building examples through stories that are compelling, heartwarming, and enduring. Ages 10 and up." -- GCB
    "The Elsie Books -- 28 in all -- are some of the most widely read children's stories ever written. When they first came out more than a hundred years ago, the publisher could scarcely keep them in stock . . ." -- Publisher
    "Altogether Miss Finley's novels sold more than 28,000,000 copies in the last century. This made them among the best-selling novels of all time . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    ClassicReader.com
    http://www.classicreader.com/
    Mantle Ministries (Elsie Dinsmore and Mildred Series)
    http://www.mantlemin.com
    See: Christian Fiction
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr11ch.html

    *Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson, a pen name, 1828-1909), Book 1: Elsie Dinsmore, ISBN: 158182064X 9781581820645.
    "Set amid the sweet blossoms of a southern mansion, this timeless classic delves into the heart of Elsie -- by all counts, an extraordinary little girl. Share in Elsie's quest for love from her earthly father as it leads to a mature understanding of the love of her Father in Heaven. Join Elsie as she suffers through endless hours of scrutiny from Miss Day, her mean-spirited school teacher, taunting from her mischievous young Uncle Arthur, and scoldings from a cold-hearted father she so desires to please -- all with the peace and quiet countenance that comes from knowing she is God's child. This, the first of the heart-warming Elsie Books, will both challenge and inspire you." -- Publisher
    Elsie Dinsmore: Book 1 Martha Finley
    http://www.hshangout.com/elsie.html
    Elsie Dinsmore (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=6440

    Book 2: Elsie's Holidays at Roselands. ISBN: 9781888306323 1888306327.
    "When Elsie's father becomes ill, she takes on the job of nurse-companion, and all goes well until Elsie, because it is the Sabbath, as a matter of conscience refuses to read to him from a secular book. The battle of wills that ensues nearly causes first her father's death, and then Elsie's. Lonely Elsie -- punished, ostracized, and then abandoned by her father -- turns to her heavenly Father for comfort and assurance. Will her father realize that Elsie's obedience to God must be paramount, and submit himself to the same Divine Authority?" -- Publisher
    On an even more serious note, one moral of this story is the broader life and death struggle between Truth and Falsehood (see "Absolute Truth and Relativism," "Epistemology," "Christian Scholarship"). The consequence of conflict of will is death of the "One," or war of the "Many" (see Rushdoony, The One and the Many). Conflict of will (see "Will and Recalcitrance," "Rebellion and Lawlessness"), may begin when one individual (see "The Doctrine of Man [Human Nature, Total Depravity])" or corporate body (see "Corporate Faithfulness and Sanctification"), tries to usurping authority over another (see "Power," "Authority") -- tries to control and possess them (see "Tyranny," "Slavery"). The means of control may be either outward or occult (see "The Occult and Spiritism"): deceit, repression or suppression of the truth, replacing moral and ethical absolutes with relativism (see "Ethics," "Medical Ethics"), unfaithfulness to the highest ethical standards (see "The Ten Commandments," "The Holy Bible"), apostasy, spiritual whoredom (see "Idolatry," "Jeremiah"), invocation of the demonic, idolatry, ungodly alliance and secret societies (see "Carnality and Flesh Pleasing," "Justice, Judgment, God's Final Judgment, The Great White Throne Judgment, The Day of the Lord"), attempts to take authority over another politically or by mental malpractice (see "Selection of Covenant Heads for Positions of Leadership"), "making up their own rules (see "Absolute Truth and Relativism)," ignoring or changing constitutional or creedal documents, unjust laws for the accumulation of wealth and power, indebtedness, disenfranchisement, denial of freedom (see "God the Author of Freedom"), soul-stealing, possessiveness, physical seduction and whoredom, political economic or sexual enslavement (see "Sexual Relationship"), and so forth, and so on.
    This abuse, this soul-violence, quenches the Holy Spirit (see Owen, "God's Presence With a People the Spring of Their Prosperity; With Their Special Interest in Abiding in Him"). If either side is immovable, then death is the consequence (see "Soteriology," "The Atonement," "The Blood of Christ," "Hell" and "Heaven").
    How are conflicts of will resolved? By submission to the Absolute Truths of God's word, the great common denominator (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6). All this bears a strain of the Gospel (see "Book-length Presentations of the Free Offer of The Gospel Message of Salvation and the Life to Come: The Means of Grace," "The Westminster Confession of Faith").
    Holidays at Roselands (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14280

    Book 3: Elsie's Girlhood, ISBN: 1888306335 9781888306330.
    "Elsie's father marries her beloved Miss Rose, and after a time, Elsie acquires a younger brother and sister. Growing into a beautiful young lady who adores her father and accords him unquestioning obedience, Elsie falls in love with Bromly Egerton, a man who turns out to be a deceiving, gambling reprobate. Heartbroken, the loss affects her health as well as her spirit, and the Dinsmores decide that a sojourn in Europe is the solution. An unexpected encounter in Naples sets the stage for a romance that surprises almost everyone." -- Publisher
    Elsie's Girlhood (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=9963

    Book 4: Elsie's Womanhood, ISBN: 1888306343 9781888306347.
    "As Elsie and her father prepare for her marriage to John Travilla, Elsie moves to Viamede, her mother's childhood home in Louisiana. Overseeing the plantation, Elsie observes the treatment of the slaves and strives to bring them into an awareness of God's love for them. As Mr. and Mrs. Travilla start their life together, Elsie's old boyfriend tries to bring it all to a tragic end. In a fit of jealous rage, he unsuccessfully attempts to shoot the newly married couple. Happy with her life with her new husband, Elsie experiences the wonderful joys of motherhood. Join Elsie as she moves into a wonderful and exciting new phase of her life." -- Publisher
    Elsie's Womanhood (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14874

    Book 5: Elsie's Motherhood, ISBN: 1888306386 9781888306385.
    "Knowing the blessings that have attended her dependence on God all her life, Elsie is careful to inculcate the teaching of the Scriptures in her children from the moment they can understand right from wrong." -- Publisher
    Elsie's Motherhood (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14566

    Book 6: Elsie's Children, ISBN: 1888306394 9781888306392.
    "Are Elsie's children paragons? No, they are beset with the same trials and tribulations as others, but they have a godly mother and father who are ever ready to point out their errors, and to give them scriptural answers. It is no wonder that they grow up to be wonderful witnesses to Christ, also." -- Publisher
    Elsie's Children (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14875

    Book 7: Elsie's Widowhood, ISBN: 1888306408 9781888306408.
    "Elsie's husband was 15 years older, so it was not a surprise that a day would come when she would have to go alone without his dear presence. As could be expected, all accepted it as the will of God, and they set out to grow in grace because of being left without their beloved husband and father." -- Publisher

    Book 8: Grandmother Elsie, ISBN: 1888306416 9781888306415.
    Grandmother Elsie (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14883

    Book 9: Elsie's New Relations, ISBN: 1581821018 9781581821017.
    Elsie's New Relations: What They Did and how They Fared at Ion (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14909

    Book 10: Elsie at Nantucket, ISBN: 1581821026 9781581821024.
    Elsie at Nantucket (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14379

    Book 11: The Two Elsies, ISBN: 1581821042 9781581821048.
    The Two Elsies (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=13379

    Book 12: Kith and Kin, ISBN: 1581821050 9781581821055.
    Elsie's Kith and Kin (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14488

    Book 13: Elsie's Friends at Woodburn, ISBN: 1581821077 9781581821079.

    Book 14: Elsie's Christmas (Christmas With Grandma Elsie), ISBN: 1581821085 9781581821086.
    Christmas With Grandma Elsie (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14534

    Book 15: Elsie and the Raymonds, ISBN: 1581821107 9781581821109.

    Book 16: Yachting With the Raymonds, ISBN: 1581821115 9781581821116.

    Book 17: Elsie's Vacation (and After Events), ISBN: 1581821131 9781581821130.
    Elsie's Vacation and After Events (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=18058

    Book 18: Elsie at Viamede, ISBN: 158182114X 9781581821147.

    Book 19: Elsie at Ion, ISBN: 1581821719 9781581821710.

    Book 20: Elsie at the World's Fair, ISBN: 1581821727 9781581821727.
    Elsie at the World's Fair (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=14910

    Book 21: Elsie's Journey on Inland Waters, ISBN: 1581821743 9781581821741.

    Book 22: Elsie at Home, ISBN: 1581821751 9781581821758.
    Elsie at Home (Gutenberg text)
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=17496

    Book 23: Elsie on the Hudson, ISBN: 1581821778 9781581821772.

    Book 24: Elsie in the South, ISBN: 1581821786 9781581821789.

    Book 25: Elsie's Young Folks (in Peace and War), ISBN: 1581821808 9781581821802.

    Book 26: Elsie's Winter Trip, ISBN: 1581821816 9781581821819.

    Book 27: Elsie and Her Loved Ones, ISBN: 1581821832 9781581821833

    Book 28: Elsie and Her Namesakes, ISBN: 1581821840 9781581821840.


    The Mildred Series

    Mildred is a cousin of Elsie's, so the Elsie Books and the Mildre series complement each other. The reader gains new insights into Elsie through the Mildred books. Most of the Mildred books are available at archive.org.

    *Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson [Galic for Finley], a pen name, 1828-1909), The Mildred Series: A Companion Series of the "Elsie" Books, a 7-book series (New York, NY: A.L. Burt Company, 1876, and Bulverde, TX: Mantle Ministries).

    Book 1: Mildred Keith, ISBN: 1581822278 9781581822274.

    Book 2: Mildred at Roselands, ISBN: 1581822286 9781581822281.

    Book 3: Mildred and Elsie.

    Book 4: Mildred's Married Life and a Winter With Elsie Dinsmore.

    Book 5: Mildred at Home, ISBN: 1581822316 9781581822311.

    Book 6: Mildred's Boys and Girls, ISBN: 1581822324 9781581822328.

    Book 7: Mildred's New Daughter, ISBN: 1581822332 9781581822335.

    Related WebLinks

    Elsie Book Reviews
    http://www.amazon.com/Elsie-Dinsmore-Original-Classics-Book/dp/158182064X

    Elsie Dinsmore, by Martha Finley on audio cassette [audio files]
    http://honeycomb.safeshopper.com/30/409.htm?103

    The Dinsmore Doll Collection
    http://www.elsiedinsmore.com/



    Biography of Christian Women

    *Anderson, James, Ladies of the Covenant, 1851. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
    "Memoirs of distinguished Scottish female characters, embracing the period of the covenant and the persecution. The introduction notes the importance of the lives of these courageous women, when it states: 'They have especially by the magnanimity with which they suffered in the cause of truth, emphatically taught us the important principle that we are in all things and at all times to do what is right; and as to the disapprobation, opposition, and persecution of men, in whatever way manifested, or to whatever extent, we are to let that take its chance, a principle, the importance of which it is difficult to over-estimate; which lies at the foundation of all that is great and good in character; which has enabled the greatest and the best men, by the blessing of God, to achieve the great purposes they have formed for advancing the highest interests of mankind, and upon which it is necessary for the good soldier of Christ to act in every age, in an age in which the church enjoys tranquillity, as well as when she suffers persecution.' Samuel Rutherford's (and others), correspondence with these exceptional Christian women is noted throughout. 494 pages of soul-stirring history!" -- Publisher
    Ladies of the Covenant: Memoirs of Distinguished Scottish Female Characters, by Rev. James Anderson
    http://www.electricscotland.com/history/ladies/
    Ladies of the Covenant
    " 'Ladies of the Covenant' is dedicated to those women who weathered the storms of persecution during the killing times of the Scottish Reformation, and who by their example and glorious witness for Jesus Christ, still inspire hearts today."
    "There is no finer example of Biblical womanhood than 'The Ladies of the Covenant'." -- Angela Wittman, editor
    http://ladiesofthecovenant.blogspot.com/

    *Anonymous, The Life and Times of Selina Countess of Huntingdon by a Member of the House of Shirley and Hastings, 2 volumes.
    "Accounts of the Great Awakening and its men: Whitefield, Wesley, Howell Harris, etc. Shows the influence of the Countess, a friend of revival and revivalists." -- Lloyd T. Sprinkle

    *Bainton, Roland H., Women of the Reformation in Germany and Italy, ISBN: 0807056510.
    "These frequently neglected women were faithful to their commitments and often displayed courage equal to that of the Reformers themselves." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Baxter, Richard, A Breviate of the Life of Margaret, the Daughter of Francis Charlton of Apply in Shropshire Esq.; and Wife of Richard Baxter. For the use of all, but especially of their Kindred. There is also Published the Character of her Mother, truly described in her Published Funeral Sermon. Reprinted at her Daughter's Request, called 'The Last Word of a Believer, His passing-prayer, recommending his departing Spirit to Christ, to be received by him.

    Beaton, D., Scottish Heroines of the Faith: Being Brief Sketches of Noble Women of the Reformation and Covenant Times.

    Case, Thomas (1598-1682), The Imitation of the Saints, Opened in Some Practical Meditations Upon the Death of Mrs. Anne Brown, Late Wife of Mr. Peter Brown of Hammersmith. Alternate title: HAGIO-MIMESIS.

    Chapman, William, Notable Women of the Covenant: Their Lives and Times.

    Chapman, William, Notable Women of the Puritan Times.

    Chapman, William, Notable Women of the Reformation, ISBN: 9781104441555 1104441551.

    Chappell, Jennie, Susannah Spurgeon (d. 1903), Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), Pundita Ramabai Sarasvati (1858-1922), Emma Moss Booth-Tucker (1860-1903), Women who Have Worked and won: The Life-story of Mrs. Spurgeon, Mrs. Booth-Tucker, F.R. Havergal, and Pundita Ramabai Sarasvati
    http://archive.org/details/womenwhohavework00chapuoft

    Crosby, Fanny, An Autobiography, ISBN: 1579102077 9781579102074.

    Dodd, Elizabeth D., Marriage to a Difficult Man: The 'Uncommon Union' of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards, ISBN: 0664209009 9780664209001.
    About Sarah Perrepont's marriage to Jonathan Edwards and the raising of their 11 children.

    Hosier, Helen Kooiman, 100 Christian Women who Changed the Twentieth Century, ISBN: 0800757289 9780800757281.
    "This book shares the life stories of one hundred women who have made a difference -- women who have literally changed the twentieth century. Their lives are a rich tapstry of experiences and backgrounds, vocations, and nationalities." -- Publisher

    Houghton, Frank, Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur: The Story of a Lover and her Beloved, ISBN: 0875080847 9780875080840.
    "Amy Carmichael left the British Isles to be a missionary in India. She never came home. Dohnavur became her home and the people of India became her people. Her quiet life of service (for many years an invalid), still shines brightly. I can say that this book about Amy Carmichael changed my life.
    "I highly recommend it as well as other books by her and about her." -- Reader's Comment

    *Kuyper, Abraham, Women of the New Testament: 30 Devotional Messages for Women's Groups, ISBN: 0310367514.
    "There are thirty devotional messages, each one on a different woman mentioned in the Scriptures. Kuyper was first a theologian, and then prime minister of Holland, and with this broad experience in both Biblical lore, and in the world of people, he brings inspiring messages for the women of our day. They could be used for personal devotions, or for group study. It is an enduring book worth the price." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *Kuyper, Abraham, Women of the Old Testament, ISBN: 0310367611 9780310367611.
    "Fifty character studies with study questions." -- Publisher

    Skoglund, Elizabeth R., Amma: The Life and Words of Amy Carmichael, ISBN: 0801083834 9780801083839.
    "The books and poems of Amy Carmichael have been a great inspiration to me through the years. . . . However, I never fully appreciated the person behind these profound and incisive thoughts until I read Elizabeth Skoglunds remarkable book AMMA: THE LIFE AND WORDS OF AMY CARMICHAEL. The author, an outstanding counselor and distinguished writer, presses her own sensitive and responsive heart next to Amys, and the result is a book dealing with the crucial issues of life today. You will meet the real Amy Carmichael and her words will give you courage and strength in suffering, pain, discouragement, spiritual burn-out, and most important of all, in how to maintain a vital trust relationship with the Lord as you live and work for Him by His power. This book will move you deeply. You will keep it close at hand and reread it often. Its crammed full of authentic hope, true comfort, and powerful inspiration." -- Reader's Comment

    *Smellie, Alexander (1857-1923), Men of the Covenant: The Story of the Scottish Church in the Years of the Persecution, 534 pages, ISBN: 0851512127. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'A great book dealing with one of the most inspiring periods of Church history,' said Dr. C. Gregg Singer. Brilliant sketches of Covenanter history addressed to ordinary readers who do not have the opportunity or leisure for protracted personal studies in this area. A testimony, as Smellie notes, to 'the dogged fighters for freedom in Church and State.' The great sufferings these Christians endured gave them a seriousness about the faith, and a 'vision' of the truth, which has been unequaled since -- stirring reading!" -- Publisher
    "Recounts the events in seventeenth century Scotland in which men and women, bound by 'covenant' to Christ, laid down their lives for His cause. Recaptures the intensity, zeal, heroism, and faith of these martyrs, as well as the craftiness and cruelty of their persecutors. First published in 1903." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Men of the Covenant (1908), volume 1 of 2
    http://archive.org/details/menofcovenant01smeluoft

    Tucker, Ruth A., and Walter Liefeld, Daughters of the Church: Women and Ministry From New Testament Times to the Present, ISBN: 0310457416 9780310457411.
    "Rich in historical events and colorfully written, this fascinating account of women in the church spans nearly two thousand years of church history. It tells of events and aspirations, determination and disappointment, patience and achievement that mark the history of daughters of the church from the time of Jesus to the present. The authors have endeavored to present an objective story. The very fact that readers may find themselves surprised now and again by the prominent role of women in certain events and movements proves an inequality that historical narrative has often been guilty of. This is a book about women. It is a setting straight off the record -- a restoring of balance to history that has repeatedly played down the significance of the contributions of women to the theology, the witness, the movements, and the growth of the church. An exegetical study of relevant Scripture passages offers stimulating thought for discussion and for serious reevaluation of historical givens. This volume is enriched by pictures, appendixes, bibliography, and indexes. Like many of the women whose stories it tells, this book has a subdued strength that should not be underestimated." -- Publisher

    Vander Velde, Frances, She Shall be Called Woman: A Guide to the Study of Bible Women, ISBN: 0825439507 9780825439506.

    Vander Velde, Frances, Women of the Bible, ISBN: 0825439647 9780825439643.

    See also: Christian biography, Biography of bible characters, Biography of covenanters, The covenant faithfulness of god, Works of martha finley, and so forth, and so on.

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    WorldCat.org Subject Listing for "su:Christian Women Biography"
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    Other Works by Women

    *Baker, Sylvia, Evolution: Bone of Contention, ISBN: 0852342268 9780852342268.
    "The reason young people most often give for disbelieving the Bible is that it has been disproven in the first chapter . . ." -- D. James Kennedy

    Barker, Dorothy Anderson, and Jay Adams, Leader's Guide for Jay E. Adams's Christian Living in the Home, ISBN: 0896932516 9780896932517.
    "When you study Evelyn Christenson's new book you'll learn about the recent explosion of Satanic activity, and about the Prince of the Kingdom of Darkness. But this book isn't just about problems, it's about the one and only solution -- The Lord Jesus Christ. And it's about evangelism -- the very best strategy for defeating Satan." -- Publisher
    Ideal for group study.

    DeBardeleben, Martha Graves, and Jay Adams (foreword), Fear's Answers: Case History in Nouthetic Counseling, ISBN: 087552236X 9780875522364.
    " 'It was the summer of 1970. I had already discarded my faith in psychology as the source of truth and remedy for the human dilemma. I was more and more finding in God's Word the answers. I was introduced to Jay Adams and his systematizing of Scripture as it applies to the problems of everyday living. I was thrilled to find that Dr. Adams' discoveries both paralleled and went far beyond my own.' Then in 1978 a 78 year old woman with pain, fear, depression, manipulation, hallucinations comes to live with the author. They speak biblically about pride, anger, fear, self-centeredness and lack of trust in God, instead of saying she needs her delusions and is too old for truth. 'What was most crucial in her recovery was that because she had a loving Savior, she could dare face the truth about herself'." -- David Powlison

    Evans, Robert A., Alice F. Evans, Louis Weeks, and Carolyn Weeks, Casebook for Christian Living: Value Formation for Families and Congregations, ISBN: 0804220328 9780804220323.
    Includes bibliographical references.

    Gardner, Michelle, Adoption as a Ministry, Adoption as a Blessing, ISBN: 1579215815 9781579215811.

    Gruber, Mayer I., Women in the Biblical World: A Study Guide, ISBN: 0810830698 9780810830691.

    *Himmelfarb, Gertrude, Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics, ISBN: 1558152709 9781558152700.
    A scholarly work on the politics of the Reformation and Counter Reformation.
    Includes bibliography and index.
    It was Acton who stated:

    Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. -- John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton (1834-1902), in a letter to Mandell Creighton, April 5, 1887, quoted by Gertrude Himmelfarb in Acton, Essays on Freedom and Power, pp. 335-36 (1972)
    See also:

    Huck, Susan, Legal Terrorism: The Truth About the Christic Institute, ISBN: 0962427330 9780962427336.
    "Legal terrorism is defined by the author as 'a form of political warfare by the use of the law through the courts.' Its methodology is to discredit by politically motivated civil suits." -- Publisher

    Jaege, Helen, Treasury of Wisdom From the Bible, ISBN: 0745951643 9780745951645.

    Kuenning, Delores A., Life After Vietnam: How Veterans and Their Loved Ones Heal the Psychological Wounds of War, ISBN: 1569249423 9781569249420.

    LeSourd, Sandra Simpson, The Compulsive Woman, ISBN: 0884199452 9780884199458.
    "Mrs. LeSourd avoids psychologizing and instead gets down to specifics: obsessions with work, religion, sex, alcohol, and/or drugs, eating, gambling, and so forth. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Lewis, Margie M., and Gregg Lewis, The Hurting Parent: Help and Hope for Parents of Prodigals, ISBN: 9780310286615 0310286611,

    Linde, Shirley Motter, and Louis M. Savary, The Sleep Book, ISBN: 0060652497 9780060652494.

    Miller, Rose Marie, From Fear to Freedom: Living as Sons and Daughters of God, ISBN: 0877882592 9780877882596.

    Omartian, Stormie, Stormie: A Story of Forgiveness and Healing, ISBN: 1565078322 9781565078321.
    "What a wonderful book to read for anyone who has lived with mental illness or was a member of a family with a parent that suffered from mental illness. It shows how one woman, having grown up in a two-parent household, had an absolutely horrific childhood. Her mother locked her in a closet for hours on end and continually verbally abused her as well. As she reaches adulthood, knowing how to relate to others is tough and causes much anxiety and pain. Through much error and wrong choices during her young adult years, she meets a man who tries to tell her about the love Jesus has for her. Not really understanding what it is all about, Stormie continues down the wrong path until one day she truly opens her heart up to God! Through reading this book, one is able to gain knowledge about people with mental illness as well as learn how to experience the love and forgiveness of God." -- Reader's Comment

    Page, Penny B., Alcohol use and Alcoholism: A Guide to the Literature, ISBN: 0824090209 9780824090203.
    "This valuable compilation of material published from the 1960's to the present covers all facets of alcohol and its consumption, including alcohol use among youth, problems in the family, highway safety, education, effects on the body, and clinical treatment. Selected primary and secondary sources are organized under sixteen categories. An important resource." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Pride, Mary, Baby Doe, ISBN: 0943497949 9780943497945.
    Juvenile fiction.

    Schaeffer, Edith, Forever Music, ISBN: 0840754922 9780840754929.
    A beautiful and unique tribute to music that stands apart by itself. It seems significant both to musicians and to those who count music appreciation as an important part of their lives.

    Stratford, Lauren, and Johanna Michaelsen (foreword), Satan's Underground: The Extraordinary Story of one Woman's Escape, ISBN: 0882898760 9780882898766.
    "Readers from coast to coast will be shocked and disturbed by the story told here. But most of all, they will come to care deeply for the many thousands of innocent children who are faced with unspeakable horrors at the hands of modern day satanists." -- Reader's Comment

    Tobias, Madeleine Landau, Janja Lalich (contributor), and Michael Langone, Captive Hearts, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Other Abusive Relationships, ISBN: 0897931459 9780897931458 0897931440 9780897931441.
    "For me, the special usefulness of this book came in the form of material directed at children who grew up in a cult, who have no other frame of reference to go back to.
    "The information I gleaned here gave me that frame of reference, and helped me to 'detox' from the environment which was so seductively calling me back. It explains and makes sense of some very bewildering and deceptive manipulation techniques. And it has helped my therapy by outlining the kinds of issues that children coming out of cults usually face.
    "This book has a universal appeal for all cult escapees because it focuses not on beliefs or practices, but rather on manipulations and psychological pressures which are commonly brought to bear in cults. I found it easy to identify experientally with the material, without being challenged and put off by attacks on my strange belief system which I was still disengaging from.
    "It's been a big part of my recovery. My thanks to the authors!" -- Reader's Comment "This book offers invaluable assistance to those who have been involved with a destructive cult, whether it be religious, political or psycho-therapeutic. The text gives former members indications of what to expect in recovery as well as practical assistance to cope with their recovery.
    "The text also gives a breakdown of how and why cults operate as they do; how and why people get recruited into cults; and how and why people leave cults.
    "This book is truly a gift from the authors' heart, experiences and study. Thanks to them." -- Reader's Comment

    Vergin, Leslie, Infertility: A Guide for Pastoral Care and Counseling,

    See also: The covenant faithfulness of god, Sexual relationship, Spiritual adultery (spiritual whoredom/harlotry), Idolatry, syncretism, Sexual wholeness, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the free offer of the Gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, and so forth, and so on.



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