Signs of the Times

[From the Church Visitor, Dallas, Wisconsin]

Nothing can sweeten, unfiy, and spiritualize the home except the Christian religion. Beauty in pictures, tapestry, and rugs will not do it. Fine furniture, food, and servants will not do it. Iron-fisted authority will not do it. A genuine religion, working naturally through all the experiences of the home, alone can do it.

Our religion must be real. A suspicion by child that a father is talking of something of which he himself is not quite sure, ruins his further religious influence. Children are keen to detect hypocrisy and sham. When children know that father means what he says and that his religion is just as true at the store or in the field, as in the pew or in the home, the parental influence is at its best. To meet the standards set by children is to pass muster everywhere else .. . .

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June 1, 1935

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