Refreshing is word that comes to mind in describing Dr. Veith's work - all straight from the catechism, and more than Bible based - it's Christ based! Family vocations, those of husband, wife, father, mother, son, and daughter teach us how God works. God, our real Father, provides. He gives. He loves. These are Gospel statements! Likewise our earthly husbands and fathers are images, albeit fallen images, of the Father - always giving, always pouring out in love.
Think of our children! Cute, yes, but fallen little buggers! On their own, they are pitiful! Children need constant cleaning and feeding, and we, as parents provide for them out of love. We don't change diapers or prepare a healthy dinner because they've done something to deserve it. Likewise, we deserve nothing from God apart from Christ, but are given everything from Him. He washes us in the waters of our baptism and feeds us in His very body and blood in the Lord's Supper.
If you're over the tired self-help, perfect family potions, you'll enjoy listening to these podcasts! I'll keep adding links here each week. Download the Issues Etc App for your phone and you can listen in the car, while doing dishes, on a walk - whenever!
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Here are the links:
The new Issues Etc. App
Issues Etc. Podcast: Family Vocations, Part 1
Issues Etc. Podcast: Family Vocations, Part 2 (Marriage)
Issues Etc. Podcast: Family Vocations, Part 3 (Parenting)
Issues Etc. Podcast: Family Vocations, Part 4 (Children)
Family Vocations: God's Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood by Dr. Gene Edward Veith and Deaconess Mary Moerbe