The Young Husband
by William Andrus Alcott (9780217376846)

The Young Husband
William Andrus Alcott
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 70
Category: Sociology
ISBN: 9780217376846
ISBN-10: 0217376843

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. PLACE OF RESIDENCE. First questions. Leaving parents. Solitary state of young wives. Customs in patriarchal times. Nestorian customs. Advantages of remaining with parents. Advantages to the husband. A mystery. Why young men so eagerly force themselves away from the paternal roof. Advice to them. Objections considered. Collision in the management of children. How prevented. New mode of educating children. A great waste. Adaptation of grandparents to grandchildren. Emigration. Seasons for it considered. Sacrifice. City and country compared. Is the place selected favorable to health of mind and soul ? General rule. Parents responsible and punishable for children's faults. Admonitions to parents, especially the husband. Laying up treasure in heaven. Having fixed on an occupation for life, the question now is, in regard to a place of residence. Shall I remain in my native region, or shall I remove ? If I remove or emigrate, shall it be to the East or to the West, to the North or to the South ? Shall I reside in the city, or in the country ? Is it desirable to fix on a place for life, or to make such arrangements as will permit me to remove, hereafter, without serious inconvenience or loss? As I am desirous of living for others as well as myself, what course will render me most useful ? All these, to the young husband, are important questions; but here, too, as in deciding on an occupation, not only the common sense, but the inclination, and even the fancy, of the wife are to be regarded. Happy is he, in these and in all other circumstances, whose wife keeps her fancy and her inclination in subjection to reason, and conscience, and a sense of duty. Happy is he whose companion for life is truly a help meet?an assistant missionary. In order to decide on a place ...

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