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|9:30||The Origin of Marriage and the Home -- A Divine Institution . . . . . . . . . . Windell Fikes.|
|10:30||God's Purpose of Marriage and the Home. . . . . . . . . . Garland Robinson.|
|7:00||Preparing For Marriage and the Home (What to look for in a mate). . . . . . . . . . David Paden.|
|8:00||God's Word on Divorce and Remarriage. . . . . . . . Terry Joe Kee.|
|9:00||After the Honeymoon (Dealing with Troubled Marriages). . . . . . . . . . Jim Blankenship.|
|10:00||The Home Under Attack, #1: TV, abortion, immodesty, homosexuality, drugs . . . . . . . . . . Mark Lindley.|
|11:00||Definitions: fornication, adultery, separation, divorce, put away, effeminate, natural affection, abusers of themselves with mankind, love, forgiveness. . . . . . Virgil Hale.|
|1:30||Why marriages fail, Things which cause Problems in a marriage, Why one becomes unfaithful . . . . . . . . Wayne Cox.|
|2:30||Questions: Does Paul contradict Jesus, Can the guilty party remarry, Can one forgive their spouse of fornication and still put them away, etc. What does it mean to marry "only in the Lord," What does it mean to be "bound to a wife" and "loosed from a wife?" . . . . . . . Chuck Northrop.|
|7:00||The Responsibility of Children to Parents . . . . . . . Nat Evans.|
|8:00||The Responsibility of Parents to Children . . . . . . Ed Casteel.|
|9:00||A Successful Marriage takes two, a Partnership, Ingredients of a Successful Marriage . . . . . Ferrell Hester.|
|10:00||Facing Tragedies and Adversities in the Home . . . . . . Joe Nichols.|
|11:00||Unique Situations: elderly parents and grandparents, in-laws, step-parents, step-children, foster children . . . . . . John Grubb.|
|1:30||The Home and Congregation Help Each Other . . . . . . . Lenard Hogan.|
|2:30||Questions: Can one live in adultery, Do Christ's words apply today and to all men, Does God call for the separation of those in adultery, Does baptism wash away adultery, What does it mean to abide in the same calling wherein you were called? . . . . . Ken Burleson.|
|7:00||The Home Under Attack, #2: atheism, evolution, humanism, secular education, denominationalism, etc. . . . . . . Gilbert Gough.|
|8:00||How to Keep your Children Faithful . . . . . . . James Boyd.|
|9:00||Following Christ's Example in the Home . . . . . . G. W. Childs.|
|10:00||Your Occupation Affects the Home . . . . . . Bryan Hodge.|
|11:00||How to Strengthen the Home, What the Home needs now . . . . . . Richard Guill.|
|1:30||The Home Likely Determines the Destiny of the Children . . . . . . . Robin Haley.|
|2:30||Questions: What about same sex marriages, What if one is a eunuch, May wives and daughters lead prayer at home, What affect do government programs have on the home, What about "mental adultery?" . . . . . . Toney Smith.|
|7:00||The Role of Wife and Mother in the Home . . . . . Ted Thrasher.|
|8:00||The Role of Husband and Father in the Home . . . . . . Guy Hester.|
|9:00||Authority in the Home . . . . . . Alan Adams.|
|10:00||When the Children Leave Home (the empty nest) . . . . . Charles Leonard.|
|11:00||The Joy of the Christian Home (no place like home) . . . . . . Jimmie Hill.|
|1:30||Discipline in the Home (all family members) . . . . . . . . Walter Pigg.|
|2:30||Questions: Who can get married, Is desertion a cause for divorce and remarriage, What is "due benevolence," Was Jesus narrow-minded? . . . . . . Jimmy Bates.|
|7:00||The Home as God Would Have It . . . . . . Bill Crossno.|
|8:00||Our Heavenly Home . . . . . . Charles Blair|
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