Magazine
Christian Courtship and Marriage: Guarding Our Children's Future
May 1998

Modernism Old and New, Part 2

By R. J. Rushdoony

Basic to all modernism is the Tempter's program as set forth in Genesis 3:5, man as his own god, deciding for himself as the ultimate knower, what is good and evil.

Covenant Marriage Precedes Marital Love

By P. Andrew Sandlin

The prophet Malachi (2:14) reminds us that marriage is a covenant bond. The notion in the modern Western world, by contrast, is that marriage is a "relationship." The gaping chasm between these two views simply cannot be bridged.

Covenant Child-Rearing Versus Gnostic Humanism

By P. Andrew Sandlin

In August, 1996, on a trip back from the airport, Rush reminded me of a telling and tragic fact about nineteenth- and twentieth-century Arminian revivalists epitomized by Billy Sunday and D. L. Moody: their children tended to deny the Faith, and in some cases committed their lives to external evil and debauchery.

Meet Our Underwriters!

By Mark R. Rushdoony

Do you ever wonder how Chalcedon is funded? Chalcedon operates on a modest budget made possible when our readers use the little envelope we enclose in each magazine.

By Brian M. Abshire

The goal of any relationship is ministry, not manipulation. We are not to seek to have our own needs met, but rather to meet the needs of others. Yet usually marriages are made because young people think that a certain person will meet their "needs." Instead, we must raise our children to…

By Ellsworth McIntyre

About ten years ago on a cruise to the Bahamas, our ship stopped at a place called Newport. My wife and I descended the gangplank for a tour of the island. We joined the silver-haired and the bald-headed on the dock, where we were stuffed into waiting taxi cabs.

By William O. Einwechter

Christian parents are naturally concerned about the well-being of their children in regard to the present and the future. An area of particular concern is that each of their children have a happy and successful marriage.

By Walter Lindsay

Emily Post's 1922 book on etiquette included the chapter "Chaperons and Other Conventions." The 1937 edition renamed the chapter "The Vanished Chaperon and Other Lost Conventions."

By Jim West

The philosophical heart of the institution of dating is the supposition that one-on-one, male-female relationships are not only healthy, but necessary for the two to get to know each other. What shall we say to this challenge?

By Daja Lynne Abdelaziz

The "Christian Courtship Movement" has been receiving a lot of flack these days, not just from non-Christians, but unfortunately from those claiming Christ.

By Ingrid Dahl

Have you ever wondered why Joseph was going to have to divorce Mary if they weren't married yet? Sounds like a rash way to break up, to me! But the Bible records nothing abnormal about Joseph's approach to his relationship with Mary. This strange account raises several questions about…

By Susan Burns

They did not care who saw them. Or maybe they did not know anyone else existed in the world. They stood a little too close, facing eye to eye, fingers intertwining fingers. Such into-you-ness can only speak of one thing: love.

By Steve M. Schlissel

By the grace of God, and with gratitude to you, the Urban Nations core program — Teaching English as a Second Language using the Bible as the text — is well established.

By R. J. Rushdoony

Man's lust for autonomy is insatiable. He wants no God who can make a claim on him. In fact, Marcel Duchamp, having redefined art, sought in retirement to create a new language without reference to God, propositional truth, or meaning.

By R. J. Rushdoony

Chambord, a castle in the Loire region of France, was build for King Francis I.

By Sarah Faith Schlissel

Any man seeking to beg, borrow or steal a daughter's hand without her father's endorsement is seeking to gain, in unlawful ways, "property" not his own.