Signs of the Times

United Brethren

The Reverend Walter M. Burkholder in the United Brethren magazine Huntington, Indiana

A person-centered home, whether the wife be the central figure, or the husband, or the child, does not produce a growing love and happiness for each member of the family. Even the central figure becomes bored, increasingly demanding and progressively more difficult to satisfy. The person, thus indulged, literally becomes the god before whom all else must stand in reverence....

Undisciplined children, overindulged in the things that are material, rather than instructed in the highest spiritual motivations and values of life, are a major problem to the educator, law enforcement officers, others who have to live near them and almost everyone who has to contact them ....

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April 18, 1964

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