THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY HOMEPAGE.
"Contrary to good nurture is too much liberty: which oft bringeth much woe, and utter ruine upon children: it is the greatest enemy that can be of good education, and the nurse of all vice."—William Gouge, Of Domesticall Duties. (1622)
Works Relating to the Christian Family:
The Directory for Family-Worship, Approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, for Piety and Uniformity in Secret and Private Worship, and Mutual Edification.-1647-Westminster Assembly.-A series of directives issued by the Westminster Assembly on how to conduct family worship complete with a list of things to do and things to avoid.
Family Worship.-ca. 1740s-Philip Doddridge (1702-1751).-A letter to encourage the use of family worship together with the reasonableness of this practice for Christian families and warnings concerning its neglect.
Family Worship.-1827-J.H. Merle d'Aubigne (1794-1872).-A discourse delivered with the purpose of encouraging the maintenance of family religion together with some excellent directions for improving the growth of true religion in the family.
The Importance of Family Religion.-1840-Samuel Grover Winchester (1805-1841).-A thorough discussion of the relation of families to the interests of promoting the true religion.
A Sad But Instructive History.-ca. 1850s-William S. Plumer (1802-1880).-In this tract, Plumer examines the case of a covenant child gone bad and derives several lessons replete with warning to all children to heed the call and close with Christ.
Secular Versus Christian Education.-1879-John McAuley.-A short article on the duty of the nation to see that education is conducted with submission to the principles of true religion and, conversely, the consequences of ignoring Christian principles in national education.
Family Religion.-1885-John L. Girardeau (1825-1898).-A warm warning of the danger of neglecting family religion with many practical pieces of advice for maintain family worship as a daily routine together with a careful regard for the religious instruction of children.
An Old-Fashioned Home.-1918-J. Wilbur Chapman (1859-1918).-A tract written to stress the importance of family piety and parental concern in the formation of children because it has eternal consequences for all.