Strengthening the Family

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God ordained marriage and the family for the physical and spiritual growth and nurturing of children. God's goal is a Family composed of mature spirit beings.


God's Pattern of the Family

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The family structure, with assigned orders of responsibility (not orders of importance implying superiority or inferiority), is paramount to God's plan.


Whose Family Values?

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Whose family values should we hold and follow? Is there any indication that we will return to good and right values?


Why Bother With Fathers?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

America should know better, yet for generations, the sanctity of marriage has steadily declined. Now divorce is routine and illegitimacy is commonplace.


The Cold Culture of Silence (Part One)

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

America is suffering a plague of dysfunctional families. The cost is enormous when children fail to receive the loving stability of whole families.


Are We Losing Our Children?

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The demands of life leave most adults gasping for breath and struggling to shoulder the load. But what effect is this pace having on the next generation?


The Promise in the Fifth Commandment (Part One)

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

What is the connection between keeping the fifth commandment—honoring parents—and enjoying a long, fulfilling, productive life on earth?


Happy Father's Day

Commentary by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Even a poor father is better than no father. In a single parent household, children are 4 times as likely to be poor, have bad grades and a confused sexual identity.


Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part Four)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

When the fear of the Lord forms the basis for a marriage, the couple is starting out their marriage properly, and they can expect good results in time.


Endangering Our Children

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Scientific studies overwhelmingly find that children raised in gay households are significantly disadvantaged compared to those reared in normal families.


A Heritage and a Reward

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

American society is cursed because the family, its most important component, is dysfunctional. It is impossible to raise families without God.


The Fifth Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The fifth commandment begins the section of six commands regarding our relationships with other people. Children should learn proper respect in the family.


Crucial Parenting Principles

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Recently, the University of Virginia's Institute on Advanced Culture identified four current parenting styles, with mixed results.


The Cold Culture of Silence (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Our culture has deteriorated into one of cold, unloving silence on the subject of the dysfunctional family and the frequent delinquency of its children.


The Fifth Commandment

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The fifth commandment teaches our responsibility to give high regard, respect, and esteem to parents and other authority figures, leading to a prosperous life.


The Promise in the Fifth Commandment (Part Two)

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

When the fifth commandment is neglected, respect for leadership and authority erodes, lowering quality of life, and ultimately, length of life too.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Seven)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Rousseau's modern disciples, gaining ascendancy in today's political climate, have plans to dismantle the family, replacing it with the State.


Childrearing (Part One)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The family problems predicted for the end times in II Timothy stem from faulty childrearing practices. We must help prepare our children for the Kingdom.


The Fifth Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The fifth commandment stands at the head of the second tablet of the Decalogue, which governs our human relationships. It is critical for family and society.


The Chemistry of Government

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Parents are responsible to instill in their children a deep, abiding sense of responsibility toward God, prepare them for life, and fashion them as responsible citizens in God's government. As parents, we need to analyze and learn the right principles of government as they apply to management; this is the chemistry of …


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Eight)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that the depressing quality of life our culture is currently experiencing, with the secular progressives systematically destroying the sanctity of the family, relegating education and child care to the State, had its origins in the philosophy of Rousseau, a self-centered sociopath, who after …


Paul's 'Politically Incorrect' Advice to Titus (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Paul was quite blunt in how he characterized the Cretans' traits. He had a higher purpose than to criticize them; he wanted to impart helpful instructions.


The Handwriting Is on the Wall (2005)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The family is under savage attack, with more and more children born out of wedlock. With the destruction of the family, we are witnessing the death of the U.S.


The Seventh Commandment

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

The seventh commandment protects family relationships from a sexual standpoint. Sexual sins are highly destructive, and God wants His children to be pure.


The Sacredness of Marriage

Article by James Beaubelle

Scripture holds the divinely ordained institution of marriage in high regard. Here is why God considers marriage to be so important to us, society, and His purpose.


The Commandments (Part Eleven)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Honor of parents is the basis for good government. The family provides the venue for someone to learn to make sacrifices and be part of a community.


The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Two): Causes and Results of Rejecting True Values

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

What are the causes—moral, social, and technological—behind the new demographic realities? Perhaps more importantly, what will be their consequences?


Choosing to Have a Good Relationship

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The Bible emphasizes marriage as the primary bond of society. The purpose for the marriage relationship is to depict the marriage of Christ and His bride.


The Problem Of Leadership

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The demise of society is caused by the lack of leadership within the family. The breakdown of society derives from the breakdown and of the family.


No Children, No Hope For the Future

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Many of the leaders in Europe do not have children; they are emblematic of the curse of barrenness. Western civilization has chosen death rather than life.


Childrearing (Part Three)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our children internalize our values; we teach largely by example. If we do not take seriously the responsibility for rearing our children, somebody else will.


Father Knows Best

'Ready Answer' by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Negative role models and failure to take responsibility characterize more and more fathers today. Here's why this is happening and what to do about it.


The Commandments (Part Ten)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The fifth commandment provides a bridge, connecting our relationships with God and the relationships with our fellow human beings.


Genesis 3:16: Consequences for Eve

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Spiritually, male and female have equal potential. Rights and legalities are far less important than spiritual development, subject to God-ordained gender roles.


Parenting (Part 2): Fathers

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh stresses that a major part of our spiritual responsibility is to become a parent as God is. The world's society, steeped in evolutionary humanism and feminist polemic, has greatly denigrated the role of the father. Unfortunately, these attitudes, hating anything patriarchal or undemocratic, have seeped into …


The Politicalization of Motherhood

Sermonette by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Mike Ford, citing James Taranto's article on The Politicization of Motherhood, showcasing a book written by Psychoanalyst Erica Komisar, a work which ironically has received praise from conservatives and scorn from her fellow liberals, offers empirical evidence that mothers are crucial in developing the baby's nervous system …