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V4 Issue 1 - January / February
A Little Family Humor
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Summary of Articles - V4 I1 Health Problems of Our Own Creation?
Design & Man's "Improvements"; A
look at some of the modern health problems and the possibility that some
of our own innovations in food production, medical treatments, etc., may
be serious contributing factors. Examples of areas where we have tried to
"improve" upon God's design and the resulting unintended
consequences. What can we do? Some suggestions.
|A Closer Look at Classical Education; Is classical education the future of home schooling? Variations in the classical approach / goals of a Christian classical education. Some of the best features of the classical method / Some possible weaknesses or criticisms. Our experience. Teaching thinking & communication; valuing education; having the greatest impact on the world for Christ; what is truly most important?|
|Eastvold Family Experiences With Modern Farming, by Lonnie Eastvold; Some first hand observations of farming innovations, especially the use of chemicals, and the sometimes dangerous effects.||Our Story Part 12: A New Opportunity / Coming Home; Our oldest son's marriage. Work changes and job eliminated, providing a new opportunity to try working for myself from home. The first months at home.|
|Surgical Sterilizations: Fixing Something That Is Not Broken; What many doctors don't tell you about vasectomies and tubal ligations. The risks to your long term health. Quotes from many research sources.||The King's New Clothes: A Modesty Parable, by Julie Austin; A change of the old tale to direct our attention to the course taken by the modern church concerning modesty. Stresses the importance of modest dress and the need for fathers to assume responsibility for their own families.|
Replacement Therapy; Does
this approach cooperate with God's design or work against it? The hazards
of using hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause.
||A Call to Fathers to Take Responsibility; A look at the sad state of fatherhood in our day. Sadly many Christian fathers are not doing too much better. The importance of fathers truly taking responsibility for their own families, the decisions made and the convictions adopted. Take a stand for what you believe is right and pleasing to God.|
|Why Encourage Home Births?
(Does it matter where your children are born?); Does
it really matter? Problems sometimes associated with hospital births. When
a hospital and doctor are truly needed. Risks & decisions; Not a
"right" vs. a "wrong" way. Not a barometer for
Decision Making: A Good Thing?; Preparing
your children to make good decisions. Is early independence really
the right goal? Why doesn't it work? The alternative approach. How much
independence? Common mistakes.
to the Editor: Leading Family
Devotions (a lengthy discussion about how to plan and conduct a family
devotion time); Grown Children Taking Different Paths
News from the Editor
A Little Family Humor
Homestead Happenings: Pathways, by Lori Crank;
The differing paths God leads each
on. The grass seeming greener in other people's pastures. Not envying
where God has led or how He has blessed others.
the Basics – Cloth "Paper" Dolls, by