Date of Award

Spring 1989

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dupuis, A.

Second Advisor

Thorn, Carl G.


Christian education is concerned with imparting the faith to others. Parents, specifically, have been authorized to bring their children up "in Christ." One of the most effective means to accomplish this objective has been overlooked by many Christian educators. This essay proposes another look at the Apostle Paul's teaching in Ephesians 5. Not only modeling of faith, but primarily faith as acted out in the marital relationship is the focus of this study.