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God's peace can help us live above anxieties as we learn to trust in Him!

The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

Newest! The Lord Your Healer

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

First step of discipleship
revive devotions
Advanced Discipleship

The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher!

Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


Godly Beginnings for the Family

Godly Beginnings for the Family

Paul and Linda J. Bucknell

Godly Beginnings for the Family Index

Starting Families Right | Family Commitment | Family Planning | Husband & Wife Roles | Family Health Plan | Preparations for Childbirth | Tender Newborn Care | Challenge of Child Training | Disciplining & Training Small Children | Setting up Godly Routines


Godly Beginnings for the Family helps parents raise godly children, right from the start. This book provides insights at three critical stages: pre-birth, at birth and post-birth. Training and routines are also included.

We applaud the desire of new parents to be the best parents in the world. With a little knowledge, they can be. Without that key biblical mindset, however, they will run into problems of caring for and raising their children just like those around them. We believe that basic set of knowledge and basic skills is included in this book.

Godly Beginnings for the Family

Learning how to care for infants, before, during and after birth!

Godly Beginnings for the Family book

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Many new or expecting parents have no idea what to think about the birth process or early baby care. Even worse, many new parents do not know how God’s Word can aid them in this early stage of training.

We (Paul & Linda) wrote this book from our personal experiences in  birthing, raising and providing for early training our eight children. We hope the advice found in this book will give each of you a good beginning!

Learning how to care for infants, before, during and after birth!

In this book you will find biblical principles integrated with practical advice specifically geared toward expecting parents or those engaged in baby care. Each chapter has study questions appropriate for discussion either in a small group setting or a single couple.

Bucknells 2009

Our 30+ years of marriage have been busy, yet filled with the joys of raising 8 children. For us, family life has been enriching. The addition of grandchildren deepens the joy already found in our family.

Godly Beginnings for the Family

A Detailed Index

Godly Beginnings for the Family

Starting Families Right
When we start right, then parenting is so much easier. See why!

Family Commitment
Parents' attitudes greatly dictate whether their children will be godly or caught in the snares of the world.

Family Planning & Birth Control
God says much more about so-called family planning than the Christian believes.

Husband & Wife Roles
Great families are those in which husband and wife embrace their responsibilities as defined in God's Word.

God's Family Health Plan
Once we start looking at the scriptures, we are astounded how much God speaks about our health. God really does care for us. We need only to obey.

Preparations for Childbirth
Childbirth is a miracle. Now if we would only stop interfering with God's ways our births would be better and easier.

Tender Newborn Care
Care for the mother and child afterbirth is important. Detailed suggestions as well as routines are provided for both Mom and baby.

The Challenge of Child Training
Now that we have the child, how do we effectively train up a godly child? Start young!

Disciplining and Training Small Children
Come discover how to properly use discipline in the training of your young children.

Setting up Godly Routines for Young Children
Routines is our key to building training into a child's life. It works with one or ten children.


BFF Parenting  DVDThe BFF Parenting Library has both the Biblical Parenting Principles for Toddlers materials as well Godly Beginnings for the Family. It includes Powerpoint slides and handouts for each session. Click the Library for more information. The many practical training materials supplied on this one Library can't be found elsewhere. More info.


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When we start right, then parenting is so much easier. See why!