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Divine Design

This 2011 book by John MacArthur addresses the needs of the family in the midst of a negative culture. It is divided into three parts: God’s design for human beings; God’s design for marriage; and God’s design for the church. MacArthur mentions complementarity and egalitarianism which is an early recognition of the controversy (2011). He […]

Parenting Essentials

Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger updated a previous volume (Equipping for Life) with this 2020 edition in a smaller (130 pages) and more readable format. The outline for the book (also shortened from the previous volume) is called 3R Parenting: Realistic, Relational, and Responsible. These flow in a chronological order from early marriage to parenting adult […]

Equipping for Life

Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger team up to write this 2018 book on parenting. This is a practical guide for parents new and old who are looking for real-life help and ideas in raising godly children. There are many personal stories from the authors but rightly so since this is a practical book. They take the […]

You Never Stop Being a Parent

In reading on parenting and grandparenting I keep coming across authors I have not yet read. When I see that good people such as Tedd Tripp and Stuart Scott have endorsed the book, I figure it’s worth trying. This book by Jim Newheiser speaks directly to the topic of parents and their adult children, with […]

God, Marriage, and Family

This is the second edition (2004, 2010) of Kostenberger’s book (with David W. Jones). This is one of those books which I have owned for quite a few years but used it for reference purposes as you might use a dictionary. Last week I took it with me on a trip and read it in […]

Men and Women in the Church

This is a 2021 book by Kevin DeYoung on the role of male and female at home and at church. DeYoung is a traditional complementarian who believes in the leadership of men with the obligation of husbands to love their wives and the followership of wives with the obligation to be submissive. He says, “So […]