The Adventist Home -- Study Guide


Section IV — Factors that make for success or failure

Date __________ AH-SG 13.1

A. Read pages 79-96. AH-SG 13.2

B. Check your knowledge: AH-SG 13.3

1. What is Satan “constantly busy” trying to do? (80:2.)

AH-SG 13.4

2. What causes “great confusion in the church”? (80:3.)

AH-SG 13.5

3. Complete: AH-SG 13.6

“There are many of the young whom God would accept as laborers in the various branches of His work, but Satan steps in and so entangles them in his web that they become _______________________________ from God and ______________________ in His work.” (81:1.) AH-SG 13.7

4. Complete: “The happiness and prosperity of the married life depend upon the __________________ of the parties.” (84:1.) AH-SG 13.8

5. What two things must one be able to do to have a successful home? (84:2.)

AH-SG 13.9

6. When one finds that he has made a mistake in marriage, what should he do? (85:0.)

AH-SG 13.10

7. In such a case what should be the life study of both husband and wife? (85:1.)

AH-SG 13.11

8. Complete: “Neither was at all fitted for the ________________________ of married life.” (85:2.) AH-SG 13.12

9. What is an essential part of education? (87:1.)

AH-SG 13.13

10. Every girl should have a knowledge of what? (87:3.)

AH-SG 13.14

11. What should she know about the human body? (87:3.)

AH-SG 13.15

12. Complete: “Idleness is a __________.” (88:1.) AH-SG 13.16

13. Should every woman be trained in some business that would enable her to make a living? (91:3.)

AH-SG 13.17

14. Complete: “Hearts that are filled with the love of Christ __________________________________________________.” (94:2.) AH-SG 13.18

15. Complete: “The spirit that Christ manifests toward His church is the spirit that the husband and wife _______________ _____________________________________________.” (95:1.) AH-SG 13.19

16. Complete: “You will both be happy if you try to please each other. Keep the windows of the soul closed _________________ and opened _________________.” (96:1.) AH-SG 13.20

C. Rate the value of your companionship: AH-SG 14.1

Elevating _______Worth-while _____ Worthless _____ Degrading _____ AH-SG 14.2

1. What is your greatest contribution as a companion? ____________________________________________________________ AH-SG 14.3

2. What is your poorest contribution as a companion?____________________________________________________________ AH-SG 14.4

D. Discuss with others: AH-SG 14.5

1. “Early marriages are not to be encouraged.” (79:1.) AH-SG 14.6

2. Give reasons why it is not advisable to have a great disparity in age between marriage partners. (81,82.) AH-SG 14.7

3. Wily are young people tempted to contract early marriages?

AH-SG 14.8

4. Why are the words “politeness” and “courtesy” used so frequently in describing the Christian home? (83:1.)

AH-SG 14.9

5. “It should be a law that young people should not get married unless they know how to care for the children that are brought into their family.” (88:3.) AH-SG 14.10

6. What kind of homemaking course should be offered in college? in the academy? (88:4.) AH-SG 14.11

7. What duties should be given a nine- or ten-year-old girl?

AH-SG 14.12

8. Who is to teach a child to be self-supporting? (93:1.)

AH-SG 14.13

E. Think on these things: AH-SG 14.14

1. Which of these evils frequently result from early marriages? AH-SG 14.15

a. Wretched unions. (79:3.)
b. Disgraceful separations. (79:3.)
c. Unhappy existence. (79:3.)
d. A poisoned atmosphere in the home. (79:4.)
e. Confusion in the church. (80:3.)
f. Making a wreck of the happiness of the partners in this life and the life to come. (80:4.)
AH-SG 14.16

2. What effect has immature marriage on physical health and mental vigor? (80:1.)

AH-SG 14.17

3. Which do you prefer, a few years of popularity in your teens and a life of misery, or a few years of loneliness in your teens and a life of happiness?

AH-SG 14.18

4. Which is of greater importance, study of books or home duties?

AH-SG 14.19

5. If one must be neglected, which should it be, your children or your college degree? AH-SG 14.20

6. Am I raising my children in such a way that they will be prepared for the practical duties of married life?

AH-SG 15.1

7. “There are families without number whose happiness is wrecked by the inefficiency of the wife and mother.” (91:4.) AH-SG 15.2

8. “No man is excusable for being without financial ability.” (93:1.) AH-SG 15.3