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Disciplines of the home

Author: Anne Ortlund
Publisher: Dallas : Word Pub., ©1990.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Ortlund
ISBN: 0849906784 9780849906787
OCLC Number: 20826011
Description: viii, 159 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Portrait: Let's begin with a model. Joe and Betty Sweet built a good family --
The threat: We've lost the world of Joe and Betty Sweet, and we can't get it back. "Everyone is really scared." --
Two drastic don'ts : Don't retreat. Don't try to go back to yesterday. Go back to the Bible. ; Don't divorce from now on, whatever your past. Let's look at successful models and their outcomes --
Ten drastic do's : Do slow down. Make brave, radical cuts in everybody's schedules. You need less money, more time, more exposure to each other ; Do "be there" --
one parent or the other or both, until the kids are out of the nest ; Do rediscover discipline --
both for yourself and for the children ; Do slash the TV watching. Our kids are growing up emotionally duller and from their sedentary lifestyle, fatter --
not fitter ; Do recoup male and female. In society the lines have been blurred, with much resulting confusion. The remedy must begin at home ; Do teach respect. Authority plus love when a child is small sows the seeds of a great patriot, a great world citizen, a great Christian ; Do teach values. Put values into your children as faithfully as you put in vitamins and food and sleep. You're fighting off death, and values are life-giving. ; Do believe God. If you're a typical Christian family of today, you need to turn from fears to faith ; Do learn to "cocoon." Reestablish your home as the center of your family life ; Do get control of your finances. Get drastic new habits for earning, spending, saving, and giving --
Caution: God at work.
Responsibility: Anne Ortlund.

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