Abbott, G. – Family at Home

This priceless volume completes the trilogy by the Abbott’s on the Christian Home. Gorham Abbott (1807-1874) was the younger brother of John Abbott who wrote the other two titles, “The Mother at Home” and “The Child at Home.” “The Family at Home” contains 68 practical chapters covering everything from courtship and marriage to showing respect for the aged. These 68 chapters are brief but filled with wise and godly advice for the entire family.



Sample chapters as follows:
MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
DEFERENCE TO PARENTS,
PUNCTUALITY & PROCRASTINATION,
MUTUAL FORBEARANCE,
CORRECTING MISTAKES,
PEACE AND FORGIVENESS,



KINDNESS AMONG NEIGHBORS,
FAMILY PRAYER,
HELPING ONE ANOTHER,
REVERENCE TO THE AGED,
CHRISTIAN PATRIOTISM,
MAXIMS ON SELF-EXAMINATION,
TRUE RICHES,
CROSSES AND AFFLICTIONS,
THE WIDOW AND THE FATHERLESS,
CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT AND CHEERFULNESS,
REMARKS FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.



Abbott,Gorham-Family At Home

The author, Gorham Abbott, was the son of Jacob Abbott, and younger brother of John S.C. Abbott. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1826, and studied theology at Andover Seminary form the class of 1831.



The Family at Home
Familiar Illustrations of Various Domestic Duties
by Gorham D. Abbott, 1833


Section 1
Introduction
The Sutton Family
Deference to Parents


Section 2
Speculation and suretyship
Self-Conceit
Punctuality
Procrastination
Decision of Character
Mutual Forbearance
Maxims on Waste
Female Dress
Sobriety and Moderation


Section 3
Health and Sickness
Looking for Things in Wrong Places
Good Thoughts in the Midst of Business
Where There’s a Will There’s a Way
Correcting Mistakes
Conquest of Evil Tempers
Ill-gotten Goods


Section 4
Changing Residences
Providence
Peace and Forgiveness
Kindness Among Neighbors
Self-Denial
Usefulness
Courtship and Marriage
Care of Children
Family Prayer


Section 5
Advice to Young Tradesmen


Section 6
Helping One Another
Changing Employment
Superstition
Homemakers
Respect to the Aged
Jesting, Foolishness
Christian Patriotism
Good and Ill Reports
Companions and Secrets
Government of the Tongue


Section 7
Reading
Common Sense
Politeness
Help and Pity
Maxims Against Sin
Conscience
Self-examination
Repentance


Section 8
The Awful State of a Wicked Man
Sickness, Recovery, Death
True Riches
Crosses and Afflictions
The Widow and the Fatherless
Christian Contentment and Cheerfulness
Hints for Young People


Section 9
Rules for Daily Conduct
Brothers and Sisters
Decision in Religion
Consistency with Religious Profession
Advice for Children
Remarks on Religious Education
My Own Way


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