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"I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth." - Martin Luther.

"In the great spiritual warfare the forces of darkness are organized against the Lord and his anointed. Any organization that claims to be neutral, as do the public schools and some labor organizations, is by that token denying Christ's claims of absolute lordship over all things. As such they are serving the cause of the antichrist. To deny this is either willful blindness or woeful ignorance of the devil's devices and the claims of Christ." - Cornelius Van Til.

"I am as sure as I am of the fact of Christ's reign that a comprehensive and centralized system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling enginery for the propagation of antiChristian and atheistic unbelief and of antisocial nihilistic ethics, social and political, which this sin rent world has ever seen." - Dr. A.A. Hodge.


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Home Schooling, Family Worship, Family, Marriage, etc.

The Family is a God-ordained institution, a spiritual and organic unity, that was established for the cultural mandate of 1) glorifying the Creator, and 2) subduing the earth.  In this mandate (Genesis 2) the duties of the husband, wife, children, masters and servants are encompassed, and the Scriptures readily set forth a theology of domestical duties.  Husbands, wives and children have specific, God-honoring duties to perform in their respective stations in the economy of God's redemptive plan.  Their goal as a family is to 1) honor God, 2) edify the church and 3) promote Christian values in their respective stations of society.  All this stems from the moral and spiritual values enumerated in the home and functioning to honor Christ Jesus.  In this regard was the Puritan conception of the family or household.  Dr. William Perkins described the family as a "little church", Dr. William Gouge called it the "seminary of the Church and commonwealth..." and Rev. Richard Baxter characterized the home as "a church... a society of Christians combined for the better worshipping and serving God." Rev. Lewis Bayly taught that "what the preacher is in the pulpit, the same the Christian householder is in his house." He was quoting Augustine. - The Christian Family by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon.

Child Training (Free MP3) Voddie Baucham (If you love your children you will listen to the free MP3 right to the end)

The Centrality of the Home in the Evangelism and Discipleship of the Next Generation by Voddie Bauchan

Godless Public Education & Sin by Dr. Reg Barrow (The primacy of godliness in education contrasted with the sinfulness of turning young children over to the pagans and Christ-haters for education. Shows how Christians violate the first commandment when they send the children that God has given them stewardship over to His enemies for "training." Free online text.)

The Revival of Family Religion (Family Worship, Education of Children, etc.) by Greg Price (free MP3)



Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God Interview (MP3) with Voddie T. Baucham, Jr.  (Book: "Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons & Daughters Who Walk With God" Voddie Baucham - Impact News FrontPage interviewicon)

Family Worship: Motives and Directions for Domestic Piety (1827) by J. H. Merle D'Aubigne (free MP3)

Family Worship 1 of 2 by Greg Price (free MP3)


Family Worship 2 of 2 by Greg Price (free MP3)

Family Worship by Kerry Ptacek (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.)


No Neutrality in Education by Dr. Cornelius Van Til (free MP3)
"Obviously the schools are not Christian. Just as obviously they are not neutral. The scriptures say that the fear of the Lord is the chief part of knowledge; but the schools, by omitting all reference to God, give the pupils the notion that knowledge can be had apart from God. They teach in effect that God has no control of history, that there is no plan of events that God is working out, that God does not foreordain whatsoever comes to pass... the public schools are not, never were, can never be, neutral. Neutrality is impossible. Let one ask what neutrality can possibly mean when God is involved. How does God judge the school system which says to him, 'O God, we neither deny nor assert thy existence; and O God, we neither obey nor disobey thy commands; we are strictly neutral... The big lie of the public schools is that the God of the Bible is irrelevant. The textbooks never mention Him. Everyone assumes that children do not need to know anything about God, God's law, and God's Word in order to become educated people. This is Satan's own lie.'" - Robert Thoburn.


The History, Nature and Warrant for Family Worship by Dr. J.W. Alexander




Directory for Family Worship.



Daily Family Worship (A Biblical Duty for All Christians Everywhere) by Dr. Francis Nigel Lee (free MP3)




Family Worship by Thomas Manton (The Epistle to the Reader of the Westminster Confession of Faith.)


The Daily Exercise of God's Most Holy & Sacred Word by John Knox


God's Law & the Family (the Place of the Ten Commandments in the Family and Family Worship) by Dr. F.N. Lee

24 Proofs that Family-Worship is a Duty Required by the Law of God by John Brown of Wamphray


Family Worship by Jeff Pollard (8 free MP3s)

Family Worship - From the Minutes of The Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1914


Family Worship by Dr. Joel Beeke


Youth Warned! by John Angell James
(If you only read one book to your teens, this should be the one! 20 pages. A sermon by John Angell James, preached in Carrs Lane Meeting House, on Sunday Evening, January 4th, 1824, and addressed particularly to young men.)

Family Worship, Free Grace Broadcaster

Marriage, Free Grace Broadcaster

Godly Home, The, Free Grace Broadcaster

Godly Manhood, Free Grace Broadcaster

Virtuous Womanhood, Free Grace Broadcaster

Duties of Sons & Daughters, Free Grace Broadcaster

Thoughts for Young People, Free Grace Broadcaster

Family Driven Education by Voddie Baucham (Short YouTube video via Monergism)

Family Discipleship by Voddie Baucham (Short YouTube video via Monergism) (N.B. It is much better to sing God's Word, especially the Psalms, rather than the hymns of men).

The Consequences of Feminism by Voddie Baucham (Short YouTube video via Monergism)

Birth Control, Abortion, etc.

The Spirit-Filled Family by John MacArthur

Godless Public Education and Sin (How Sending Children To Public Schools Breaks God's Law, The First Commandment In Particular) by Dr. Reg Barrow (free MP3)

The First Commandment (1 of 10, God's Law) Thou shalt have no other gods before me. by Dr. Francis N. Lee (free MP3)

First Commandment: Exposing Idolatry by Greg Price (free MP3)

The Ten Commandments (Westminster Larger Catechism, 1648) God's Law: Duties & Sins (free MP3)

Of the First Commandment by Thomas Boston (free online text)


Are Public Schools Biblical? Part 1 of 2 by Brian Schwertley (free MP3)

Are Public Schools Biblical? Part 2 of 2 by Brian Schwertley (free MP3)

The Myth of Neutrality in Education by Gary North

"The excuses for taking the short term "easy" road of public education are legion among Christians. They range from 'I can offset the public school's influence by teaching my children at home between lunch and after school' (which only admits of guilt, while at the same time begging the question), to the always present 'I don't have the time' or 'I can't afford it' (though large mortgages, new cars, televisions, etc., are easily affordable). Eternity will witness the damage that such a selfish and ungodly agenda produces." - Dr. Reg Barrow, all citation above from "Godless Public Education and Sin" by Dr. Reg Barrow, free at

Should Christians Take Their Children Out Of Public Schools? (MP3) Voddie Baucham on The Albert Mohler Radio Program

The Duties of the Husband and the Wife by Richard Steele

Fathers Leading Family Worship by Dr. J.W. Alexander

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Puritans on Marriage/Family (16 free MP3s)

Blasting the Devil's Lies About Sex, Lust and Marriage by Greg Price (free MP3)

Christ and Covenant Children by Greg Price (free MP3)


The Christian View of Education and Culture by Dr. Cornelius Van Til (free MP3)

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The Christian Family (many links a A Puritan's Mind)
The Christian Family is a little church, a little government and a little society.  It shapes the foundation of the church, and of society itself. Future generations depend on the leadership found in the home, and the values they receive there. 

Is God In Your House? The Biblical Case For Family Worship - 2 Timothy 3:14-15 by Paul H. Smith (free MP3)

Understanding the Four P's of a Man (MP3) Voddie Baucham - FamilyLife Today Radio Program

Free Grace Broadcaster #5 Household (Family) Worship and Prayer by Mt. Zion Bible Church


Family Worship, Use of TV by Al Martin (free MP3)

At War With the Word: The Necessity of Biblical Antithesis by Dr. Greg Bahnsen

The Fear of God by Albert N. Martin (9 free MP3s)

Christian Family by Al Martin (4 free MP3s)

The advantages and blessings of family worship

Never nurse a child for the devil

Has the Gospel Christianized your home?

Every one of those little creatures will be
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The poor man who catches a poisonous wife!

A woman's best ornament

Woman's chief besetting sins

An ideal Christian home

The children of truly godly parents

Our children

Christian Man With His Wife And Children by Al Martin (3 free MP3s)

Effective Fatherhood by Al Martin (2 free MP3s)

"I can see little consistency in a type of Christian activity which preaches the gospel on the street corners and and at the ends of earth, but neglects the children of the covenant by abandoning them to a cold and unbelieving secularism." - J. Gresham Machen.

Training Children by Al Martin (free MP3s)

Religious Divisions In Churches & The Family - I came not to send peace, but a sword. By Dr. Ferrell Griswold (free MP3)

Pollard on Christian Family (17 free MP3s)

Christian Parenting (10 pages, outstanding)

The Christian Mother (135 pages)

The Duties of Parents (50 pages)

A Sermon to Children

Why Children Should Flee to Christ

Is Conquering the Will of Your Child Biblical?

Sex Education of our Children

Christian Education: What is it all About?

I do therefore desire, that all masters of families would first study well this work themselves, and then teach it their children and servants, according to their several capacities. And, if they once understand these grounds of religion, they will be able to read other books more understandingly, and hear sermons more profitably, and confer more judiciously, and hold fast the doctrine of Christ more firmly, than ever you are like to do by any other course. First, let them read and learn the (Westminster - ed.) Shorter Catechism, and next the (Westminster - ed.) Larger (Catechism - ed.), and lastly, read the (Westminster - ed.) Confession of Faith.

- Thomas Manton

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My Brother's Keeper

The Christian Husband

The Christian Wife

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A Help to Domestic Happiness

The Christian Father's Present to His Children

The Young WOMAN'S Friend & Guide through Life to Immortality

The Young MAN'S Friend & Guide through Life to Immortality

The Young Man's Guide to the Harmonious
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The Young Lady's Guide to the Harmonious
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The Family at Home

The Purpose of Family Worship by Voddie Bauchman (Short YouTube video via Monergism)

Advice to Youth

Gentle Child Training

A Treatise on Temper—its Use and Abuse

Audio Bible Stories for Children

More fit to be called a devil than a parent!

The utter ruin and spiritual death of your children

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Some of the advantages of early piety

Those are not mothers—but monsters!

Amusements, pleasures & gaieties of the world

The silent influence in parental conduct

Who can wonder?

Every baby starts life as a little savage!

Duties of Parents

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Rules for a Profitable Sabbath

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Of Domestical Duties (1622)
Gouge, a celebrated Puritan Divine, was a member of the Westminster Assembly and Darling, in his Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, calls him "eminently learned and a preacher of great influence." Many consider this one of the best books ever written on the family -- it is a Puritan classic in the one of the areas where the Puritan's were the acknowledged masters. Ptacek, in his Family Worship: Biblical Basis, Historical Reality, Current Need (pp. 46-47)notes that "by 1599, the Geneva Bible, ...added many 'Calvinist annotations for household use" (Bremer, The Puritan Experiment, p. 12). A number of the notes argued for family worship and instruction by the head of the household. Puritanism in the British Isles is known as an effort to continue the Reformation of the church in the area of worship and church government. However, the Puritans also sought to reform the family life according to Biblical principles... as a result of their efforts they 'were creators of the English Christian marriage, the English Christian family, and the English Christian home' (A Quest for Godliness, p. 260). For the Puritans, family life was part of God's calling to a holy life. Indeed, it was among the most important of callings. In his very influential Of Domestical Duties... Gouge affirmed that ' a conscionable performance of household duties in regard to the end and fruit thereof, may be accounted a publicke worke. Yea, if domesticall duties be well and thoroughly performed, they will bee even enough to take up a man's whole time.'" Gouge also promoted the Reformation view that family was a "little church" and the "seminary" for those public and private duties and responsibilities greater maturity in the faith brings. This massive masterpiece includes eight eminently helpful and instructive treatises: 1. An Exposition of that part of Scripture out of which Domestical Duties are raised; 2. Duties between Man and Wife; 3. Particular Duties of Wives; 4. Particular Duties of Husbands; 5. Duties of Children; 6. Duties of Parents; 7. Duties of Servants; 8. Duties of Masters. If you are interested in family matters it is likely that you will not find a better book! 714 pages in length.
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Family Worhsip
Family worship has always been a major component of all true revivals and reformations. In fact, where it is not practiced, love for God is, at best, shallow and superficial. Among the Old Testament people of God, in the days of the Apostles, during the great Reformations that took place in the 16th and 17th centuries, at the founding of the American colonies, and wherever there is a love for the Truth, daily family worship has been a sign of faithfulness to God. When it is practiced faithfully, daily family worship is one of the great blessings of covenant life; when it is ignored or set aside, it is a serious sin which has devastating consequences to the individual, the family, the church, and the state.
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Family Worship 1 of 2 by Greg Price (free MP3)

Family Worship 2 of 2 by Greg Price (free MP3)

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"…whatever the details may be, the whole of so-called neutral education is based upon the Platonic-Kantian principle of the independence of human thought and as such is diametrically opposed not only to Christianity but also to God." Cornelius Van Til, Foundations of Christian Education: Addresses to Christian Teachers, 1990, P & R Publishing, Johnson, Dennis E. (Editor), pp. 58,59.

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Family Worship: Motives and Directions for Domestic Piety (1827) by J. H. Merle D'Aubigne (free MP3)


Daily Family Worship (A Biblical Duty for All Christians Everywhere) by Dr. Francis Nigel Lee (free MP3)


The Revival of Family Religion (Family Worship, Education of Children, etc.) by Greg Price (free MP3)




No Neutrality in Education by Dr. Cornelius Van Til (free MP3)