- ISBN: 1957905220, 9781957905228
- Page count: 146
- Published: 2022-11-15
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Canon Press
Families are formed by covenants. But what is a covenant, and what does that mean for your family?
Throughout Scripture, God makes covenants with His people. This is not just a contract, but a personal bond in which God takes responsibility for His people, and His people respond to him in faith. This is true of our relationship with God, and it is true in the case of lesser covenants, such as the covenant family.
In this short book, Pastor Douglas Wilson shows how the family should live in the light of what the Bible says about the covenant. The husband is the head of the household, and this means that the problems of the family members are not their problems but his problems. The husband cannot just dismiss his wife's problems as something she needs to work through by herself, and the father cannot complain when his kids get into trouble. They are his people.
This book covers everything from marriage to childrearing to cultural engagement. The family is not just a collection of individuals: it is a unit joined together by God, and we should live as though that were true, because it is.