For the Family's Sake: The Value of Home in Everyone's Life

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Crossway, Sep 16, 1999 - Religion - 288 pages
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For many of us the word home brings warm thoughts and happy memories—far more than the dictionary's simple definition of "a place of birth or one's living quarters." For many of us, home is where the heart is.

Yet it is even than that. It is the secure environment that allows our hearts to develop. A haven of growth, quiet, and rest. The place where we love and are loved. Sadly though, this kind of home is beginning to disappear as our busy society turns homes into houses where related people abide, but where there is no "heart."

With a desire to help you nurture your family's heart, Susan Schaeffer Macaulay presents a clear blueprint for constructing a home that survives the variety of situations that you face in modern life. With Jesus Christ as the foundation, using tools such as common sense, realism, and traditions, you can build a secure, loving environment where every member of your family can flourish.

 

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User Review  - Shawna Hawkins - Christianbook.com

I am a big fan of Susan's and this book is another classic. Everybody needs to read this book--not just homeschooling mothers!!We are at a time in our country when many people aren't secure at home ... Read full review

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I am devouring this book! Where has this woman been all my reading life? :) I am not quite finished with it, but what a fantastic book about the importance of raising children and caring for your ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Who Needs a Home?
Homethe Best Growing Ground for Children 3 Free as a Bird Dutiful and Humble as the Angels
This Is Where I Put My Feet Up and Thank
The Homes WeightBearing Beams
Taking Time and Care to Create the Homes Atmosphere
The Glory of the Usual or Jack of All Trades
Of Beds Balance and Books
Contentment Thanks and Enjoyment
Choose Wisely and Leave Time for the Daily Rhythms
Early Days Vital Days
Homes and Life in Community
A Look at the Everyday All Around UsAll Year Long
Appendix
Notes

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About the author (1999)

Susan Schaeffer Macaulay grew up in Switzerland at L'Abri Fellowship, which was founded by her parents Francis and Edith Schaeffer. She and her husband Ranald Macaulay established and led the L'Abri branch in England for several years. She is also the author of For the Family's Sake and contributed to Books Children Love and When Children Love to Learn.

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