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The Future of Biblical Families . .

. . I would like to get some feedback from the readers of our forum.

What do you see for the future of Biblical Families? What would you LIKE to see? What would you NOT like to see?

There is no right or wrong answer to these questions. I just want to get some ideas and sense of the heart of people directly impacted by the ministry of Biblical Families.

Blessings,

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September 2010 Newsletter

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Yes, we know it’s only been two weeks since our last newsletter, but there’s too much going on not to fill you in again – and we never promised the newsletter would only be once a month!

‘Deeper with Biblical Families’
Speaking of more frequent communications: We know that many of our members, by virtue of not feeling welcome in local bodies, don’t get the chance to do Bible study with other believers as much as they would like to. (We hope you are into the Word alone and as a family, at least!) We have long desired to provide more opportunities in this regard for our members, as most don’t have access to local groups in their area. Would you be interested in receiving a more frequent devotional message by email from Biblical Families? A chance to dig deeper on a topic from the Word, with one of the pastors and teachers (the authors will vary) associated with Biblical Families? Now is your chance. We won’t assume you want to participate, but if you do, you simply need to drop an email to devotional@biblicalfamilies.org from the email address you would like to receive these messages. (That should also help you avoid a junkmail filter blocking this address – if you email us first.) We are excited by this opportunity to build deeper bonds in the Word with our members – and this will be an interactive opportunity as well: we’ll set up forum threads where you can discuss the messages after they are sent. Sign up and check it out!

‘Family Support’ ministry
As we mentioned last time, If you’ve paid attention on our forums, or at retreats, you’ve seen a definite increase in the number of those with some type of need in the past year: needs for jobs, housing, and more. We are blessed that a number of brothers have recognized the needs among us in this harsh economy, and a number from BF staff and other members have felt lead to follow our Savior’s exhortation to meet the needs of one another. To act on that leading, we a…

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August 2010 Newsletter

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

We are very pleased to share with you this month some exciting new developments at Biblical Families, and we expect that this is only the beginning of many new opportunities for us to be of service to you. Let’s get right to it:

New Staff Members
First and foremost, we’d like to welcome our two new members of the ministry team here at Biblical Families; we are very blessed to have them on board, and are very happy God sent them to be a part and to be of service to you – as our Resident Bible Scholars. These gentlemen are able to offer much more in terms of the written case for Biblical Marriage then we ever could before, and we think you’ll find them a great asset as you make your case for your beliefs with others.

Please welcome:
Dr. K.R. Allen has served as a pastor for many years within various evangelical churches. He earned his Master of Arts degree in theology and Doctor of Theology in Apologetics and Systematic Theology; He has served also as a professor of theology in two evangelical seminaries. Furthermore, he has authored and published several theology works. Along with pastoral and professor responsibilities Dr. Allen has also served on various religious and family ministry boards. Besides his passion for writing, teaching, and making disciples he loves the outdoors.
Dr. C.V. Raegean received his PhD in Theology from one of the most recognized evangelical seminaries in America today. His service as pastor at New Hope Baptist Church and Grace Community Bible Fellowship has given him a professor’s head but a pastors’ heart. He also served as the chief counselor at A.M.O.J.C. for marriages in ministry and has currently accepted a scholar residency at Biblicalfamilies.org.
Doc, Nathan, Todd remain on staff as well – we are currently enjoying the opportunity to consider new ministry options with the expanded team, and look forward to seeing what God has next for Biblical Families. We have too many ideas, and not enoug…

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Hello from Central Missouri

Hello to you all,
I would like to thank all those who put together this site. You guys are doing a great job at doing a great work for families and the Lord.

My name is Will and I live in Central Missouri. I have a family of 1 wife and 3 sons, aged 12, 14 and 19. My 19 year old has never lived with me but we have a good relationship. I also have in my household my best friend whom I call a "brother by choice", my wife’s "sister by choice" and her 16 year old son and 14 year old daughter.

I am here because I figured that, as the head of my household, where better to find people who have successfully blended families than here? I have only come to the knowledge of the sanctity of Christian Polygyny within the last few months. I don’t practice it but I now understand the beauty and benefits of such unions. While reading these boards, I can see a great deal of wisdom and maturity in those who do practice PM. I feel that PM is so rare in our culture because of the lack of maturity within monogamous marriages. PM seems to force people to see beyond themselves.

I look forward to interacting with many of you in the future. Blessings to you all.

-Will

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Examinations: The Polygynous Family

The Polygynous Family
Definition of the polygynous family. Polygamy is the marriage of one person to two or more people at the same time: the opposite of monogamy. Polygamy includes polygyny (one husband with multiple wives), polyandry (one wife with multiple husbands), and polyamory (multiple spouses of both genders) (Bowker, 1997). Polyandry is rare, limited to a few indigenous groups such as the Nayar and Todar of India/Nepal (Bowker, 1997). Polyamory is also rare. Polygyny, however, is well documented in the US and around the world. I will therefore focus on the polygynous family form.
American polygynists are usually Christians, Fundamentalist Mormons, or Muslims: all faiths that view the husband as the head of the family. Estimates place the American polygynous population at around 50,000 people (Turley, 2004), but this only counts Fundamentalist Mormons, not Muslims or Christians. Muslim polygynists in the US number roughly 20,000 people, most of them recent African immigrants (Useem, 2007). I could not find statistics on Christian polygynists, but they do exist, with their own communities and online support groups.
Polygynists don’t legally ‘exist’ in America and few studies have been done, so statistics are hard to find, but inferences can be made from existing information. Polygynists belonging to various Mormon or Christian groups are usually white and middle-to-upper class. They form their own communities, such as the Yearning for Zion ranch in Texas and Centennial Park in Arizona, although some families set up their homes in ‘regular’ neighborhoods, where neighbors turn a blind eye (Hewitt, 2008, p. 131). American Muslims may be of Arabic or African decent, and are usually middle-to-upper class (Useem, 2007).
In Mormon and Christian polygynist families, the entire family usually shares one house. Parents have separate bedrooms, children may share rooms, and the family will share common spaces. A house thus arranged looks like a…

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