But there is hope.
Parents must guard the priority established within Holy Writ: to commend their children to the Lord, rather than to the world. In order for the family of God to sail successfully through the storms of life, they must be firmly established within the sure course of God's Word. Only then can they experience the joy, peace, and unity that is found alone in the Lord Jesus Christ. The challenges to this priority are many, but surrender is no option.
The First Institution was written in order to chart such a Scriptural course for the family of God. From Genesis to Revelation this book examines the most relevant passages of Scripture which address these often neglected subjects of family life. But this book invests itself in a much deeper question: why did God create the institution of marriage? No one should think that this is an ancillary query; it is an absolutely crucial question, and formulates the very heart and soul of The First Institution, from the first page to the last.