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Love, Honor, and Virtue Book Review

I have an inspiring book to share with you today called Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality from Great Waters Press.

Love, Honor, and Virtue:

Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality

Softcover Paperback Book

96 Pages

Teens through Adults

Biblical sexuality,

Christian Marriage Education


Retails: $9.75 book (other versions available)

About the book:

Moral purity is more difficult today than ever before because of the advancement of technology and the backsliding of our culture.  Today’s generations face a difficult battle in the fight for moral purity.

Even though temptation has been here from the beginning of time, the generations alive today are being hunted, lured, and trapped by satan to sin against God.  Men and boys today are being exposed and ensnared by technology (smart phones, computers, TV’s, DVD’s, movies, etc) in their pocket, technology on their desk, technology in their living rooms and bedrooms, in music, on billboards as they drive, and sex stores and in sexual marketing of products that didn’t exist in previous generations.


  • To The Young Men on the Battlefield
  • Sex Was God’s Idea
  • It’s All Connected
  • The Enemy Perverts God’s Design
  • How Can A Young Man Keep His Way Pure?
  • Recovering From A Fall
  • Guys and Girls
  • The Road Ahead

This book is very direct.  It talks about some hard subjects for some people to talk about including pornography, sex, masturbation and others.  It is written for teens (and their parents) and men.  There is a need to have conversations as early as possible with the younger generation to get them prepared for the battle ahead.  This book gives a Biblical world view to the problems in this battle:

  • Understand God’s design, from biology to morality.
  • Navigate the cultural minefield.
  • Build a foundation for Christ-honoring relationships.
  • Find hope for recovery if they’ve stumbled.

What we thought about this book:

We were sent an autographed copy of Love, Honor, and Virtue for the purpose of this review.  This book is well written and speaks directly to young men and the problems they face in their journey to manhood.  Christian parents will gain a lot of insight to help their sons avoid the traps that satan has set in their path.

We are the parents of five boys and one girl.  We have been open with them about moral dilemmas and problems people face with purity and honoring Father God with a pure heart and sexual purity until marriage.  When ever things in our culture are contrary to what Father God has told us, we point this out and discuss it with our kids. They are aware of their surroundings, aware of the internet, and aware of the tricks satan uses to lure their flesh and hearts desires and how he traps people in their sin and idol worship.

Recently we took a trip to the beach and a battle for sexual purity played out right in front of us.  Our kids already know what to expect at the beach, there are sometimes teen girls, women and men at the beach who intentionally show their body, flirt, and want attention and usally someone at the beach is drinking of alcohol.  There are many women and girls (and boys and men) that don’t do these things, but there are also many there that do.

Sometimes we intentionally go later in the day and we try to avoid spring break and college breaks as much as possible when there are less of these folks there and more grandparents and families at the beach.  It is usually a much more wholesome situation and you can just relax and have fun.

But on this recent trip, part way into our time at the beach, there appeared a young woman in a peach colored bikini and she began posing for pictures and sending them on social media.  She intentionally chose to be next to us, most likely because of our teen boys.  There was plenty of other beach she could have chosen.  She commenced to posing in perverted poses for over an hour.  Our family tried to ignore her, to stay further in the water and face out to sea as much as possible.  We had been having fun for a good hour or more before she showed up.  But it was impossible to ignore her if we turned toward the beach or had to get out of the water to retrieve a drink of water from our bag.

Usually one adult stays near our bag, towels, shoes, and near the edge of the water to keep an eye on everything, while the other adult goes deeper into the water with the kids who want to swim and we trade off as needed.  Sometimes one or more of this kids is more interested in digging in the sand or building a sand castle than in swimming or just needs to take a break.  So it helps to have a parent near by to watch the one (s) out of the water as well as have a parent in the water with the others.

There are no life guards at the beach.  So having one parent stay a little farther back to see the big picture is helpful.  On this particular day, three men on three separate stretches of beach drowned between 10 am and 2 pm, right in the middle of the day.  We were there later in the day and didn’t learn of drownings until the following day.  It is a sad reality and there is risk involved when you swim in the ocean.  So it helps to have one parent stand back and see everyone’s head pop back up if a big wave crashes over one or more of the family.

This young woman intentionally chose to be right there in front of us doing repulsive poses.  She never went swimming.  She was clearly there for a provocative photo shoot at the edge of the water.  For some poses she opened her legs, other poses she pushed up her breasts and leaned back while arching her back and pointing her breasts to the sky, other poses she leaned forward for her butt and crotch in the air to be exposed in provocative poses.  There were two adults (looked like they could be around age 55 to 60) with her and they encouraged her to pose and helped take her pictures and critique them, and with their support she posted them on social media on her phone.  Instead of discouraging provocative behavior, they encouraged it.  This entire scenario seemed straight out of a low budget movie and had she not had that small string covering the very little that it did, it would have been porn with the beach by no stretch of the imagination.

At first I was upset.  Why God?  Why expose my family to this? Why allow this on the day we came to the beach, when we try so hard to teach the kids right and wrong and honor you?  Why this young woman who needs you more than fame or modeling or sleazy attention from gross men who are just going to get their 10 minutes of fun and leave her used, broken, and neglected?   I wanted to go and speak to her and to the adults with her and tell her God loves her and she shouldn’t be showing her body like this.  But my husband wouldn’t let me go say anything this time.

Why now?  Well I felt Father God remind me of the book I was reading about Love, Honor, and Virtue.  He reminded me of the fight for righteousness that I am in as I walk through this life and he is with me, I am not alone.  I cannot protect anyone from these tricks of satan.  Only He can protect them and provide the way of escape.  But I can prepare the kids for the battle for their eyes, hearts, minds, and body.  Being prepared is huge!  Don’t be caught off guard.  The kids can see the truth and it is the truth that sets them free!  It really drove home the message that you don’t have to be remain naive to satan’s schemes and become a victim in this life.  You can be a well prepared equipped warrior in this life.

Satan will use anyone who is willing to do his dirty work and he will trap anyone caught unaware.  He will leave victims on both sides.  We fight not against flesh and blood, but we fight against the rulers of darkness and evil spirits in high places.

I felt sorry for that young woman and the adults with her.  They need God!  They need prayer!  They need set free from the grip of satan!  But I also felt rejuvenated.  We are talking about it, praying, learning scripture and applying it.  We can fight temptation with weapons Father God has provided, even in the moment temptation rears it’s weapons, and with Father’s help we can win the sexual purity battle!

About the Authors:

Hal and Melanie Young are the homeschool parents of six boys and two girls and live in North Carolina.  They have written several books including Raising Real Men.  They are authors, publishers, writers, church and conference speakers.  They have become well loved in the Christian Homeschool Community.

Here is a short interview video with the authors about opportunities to teach purity to your kids:

More about the Raising Ream Men ministry resources:

Final Thoughts

Every family needs the information in this book and to put it into action.

I would encourage homeschool families with kids of all ages and especially teens to get this book and talk about it with your family.  This book would also make a great course for churches, college groups, and bible study groups.

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Princess Cut Watchman Pictures Review

Do you enjoy wholesome family movies?  Watchman Pictures strives to produce wholesome movies that glorify Father God. They sent us Princess Cut, True Love Is Worth The Wait for our family to review and share our honest opinion about our experience with you.

Princess Cut

Princess Cut

True Love Is Worth The Wait

Movie DVD

Award Winning

Family Friendly

Christian Drama

Romance Story

Run Time: 97 minutes

Rated: Family Approved, 12+

DVD contains the movie plus special features:
The Making Of Princess Cut, Discussion Guide, Deleted Scenes, Blooper Reel, Behind The Scenes, and Film Trailers.

This story is about a young woman named Grace Anderson and her family.  She has reached adulthood and is longing to get married.  She grew up with her family on a farm in a small town in North Carolina.  She longs to have a relationship like her parents have, and she is looking forward to wearing a beautiful wedding ring with a full carrot “Princes Cut” diamond.

Grace has been dating a young man for over a year.  Just when she thinks he is going to propose at dinner with a group of his college friends, he announces he is getting married, but it is to someone else.  She realizes she is just another “friend” hearing the announcement.  Grace leaves the dinner broken hearted.

This event leaves her emotionally vulnerable and sends her into a string of troublesome events as she struggles to find a potential mate and almost makes a really bad choice with someone who doesn’t value sexual purity before marriage.  She doubts her faith and questions whether or not God wants her to be happy or married.

It takes Grace a while to learn to trust God for her future mate and stay true to her convictions.  Grace is easily affected by the opinions of her friends, a counselor, and other people’s advice, and is often confused about her future.  During her journey, she finds several “Mr. Wrong” (s) in her quest to find true love.

The guidance and faith of her Father, and the love of her family, is what helps guide her to a place of trusting God and making the right decision about choices she faces and finding true peace and happiness and true love.  In the end, she does trust God to show her the way and she finds true love with “Mr. Right” and receives the wedding ring that has been her lifelong dream.

The cast of actors in this film did a good job portraying their character and communicating the message of this movie.  Actors staring in the film include:  Ashley Bratcher (Grace Anderson), Rusty Martin, Sr. (Jim Anderson), Jenn Gotzon (Brooke McClaren), Joseph Gray (Clint Masters),  Mimi Sagadin (Katherine Anderson), Cory Assink (Jared Cunningham).

Princess Cut was written by Paul and Sheilah Munger, produced by Paul Munger, and directed by Paul Munger from Watchman Pictures.  This movie was filmed in North Carolina.  Paul was homeschooled and many of the people who helped make this film were also homeschooled.

Movie Trailer:

Check out this Movie Trailer:

Our Experience:

This movie came into our life at a unique time.  It is our 27th wedding anniversary.  We have been talking with our kids about dating, marriage, and what it was like for us in our journey to find each other, and how God directed our path.  Most of the people we knew growing up were not able to stay married and eventually divorced, which is not surprising given that the USA has over a 50% divorce rate.  We are thankful we yielded our life to Father God early in our journey, and we have had a good marriage and life together that has been blessed by God.  Following Father God and his son Jesus Christ has made a huge difference in our life.

Our family watched this movie together (Dad, Mom, and kids ages 17, 15, 13, 10, 9, 6).  This was the only picture I had of my 9 year old watching the movie, and he blinked at that moment I took this picture and his eyes look closed, but he was awake and taking it all in.  My camera ran out of battery after I took this picture so I couldn’t retake it of him watching the movie, and I also did not get a picture of two more brothers sitting on the other side of dad.

We enjoyed watching this movie. We have several teens, preteens, and younger kids in our household and we were all able to enjoy watching this movie together.  It was nice to be able to sit together and watch a movie with a Christian message and talk about it afterwards.  This movie seemed to be just the right message to share with our whole family at this time in our life.

Further the learning:

This movie would make a nice unit study, and lap book experience for homeschoolers.  Unit Studies are our preferred method of learning about various subjects because it is hands on and immerses a person into the subject to dig deeper. This movie has a lot of subject matter to cover, bible study opportunities, and vocabulary words that kids could study.  There is a short Discussion Guide with few questions included in the DVD and also information on the website to further the learning.   We used these segments to further our family discussions of the topics, and we added a few activities to further the learning.  However, I am contemplating creating an in-depth unit study and bible study to go with it too.

For now,  we talked about diamonds and what a “princess cut” diamond is. We discussed different kinds of wedding rings, and looked at my wedding ring that has a small stone to see what a diamond in a ring looks like.  We watched a video about how to find diamonds and then we did a little rock hound hunt in some dirt and sand from the nearby creek to see if we could find raw diamonds, but we did not find any.  We found some small clear rocks that look similar though.  Also I found some coloring pages online of a diamond and a diamond ring for the younger kids to color.

We might take a field trip to the area where the movie was filmed.  It was filmed in Winston-Salem, East Bend, Lewisville, & Pelham, NC and we could look for the Oakhaven Farm.  We have been to visit the Winston-Salem area in the past.  It is beautiful and filled with lots of history and beautiful scenery.  I think the kids would really enjoy going back there on a field trip to see the area where the movie was filmed.  Other related field trips might include a fishing trip, a visit to a jewelry store, visiting a farm planted with soybeans, and attending a harvest festival.

Our family could relate to the small town and farm life portrayed in this movie.  We have farmed and lived in small towns in several states most of our lives.  We have enjoyed the farming community and some of the festivals celebrated.  We especially enjoy the local fairs and harvest festivals.  Our favorite harvest festival we have visited so far is the Strawberry Festivals in Indiana, and the Apple Festival and Farm Days in Hendersonville, NC.  Our favorite country fairs we have visited is in Fair Play South Carolina and Wayne County Indiana.

Like Grace Anderson, we have lived in old farmhouses and baked a lot of cookies, breads, pies, and comfort foods, and ate a lot of meals around a large table just as they did in this movie.  It would be fun to find out what they prepared for meals and the cookies they baked and we could include cooking projects that relate to the movie in a unit study.

There is a special point in the movie when the family joins together to harvest a crop of soybeans from the field by hand when their harvest machine broke down. They were willing to pull together as a family and do the hard work of the harvest by hand, because their livelihood depends on it and without the harvest, they could loose their farm. Eventually the harvester is fixed and they are able to finish their harvest with equipment.  We are familiar with farming.  We have raised livestock, hay, corn, and produce.  We have watched neighbors raise soybeans, though we have not raised them ourselves, we were still able to relate to the farming aspect of the character’s lives.

One of my son’s lives and breaths everything farming.  He looked up the automobiles and tractors used in the movie.

There are clips in the movie of the Dad working on his tractor and at other times the neighbor also helps work on the tractor that broke down.  In his research, my son found the harvester was a John Deer 4420 Combine Harvester made in the early 80’s.

Also there was an older farm truck and two newer trucks in the movie.

He discovered the older one was a 1972 Chevrolet C20.  The family’s newer truck (not pictured here) was a 2014 Ford F-150 FX4.  The neighbor’s truck (not pictured here) was a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT.

My son loves tractors, trucks and everything to do with farming and he desires to own his own farm and get married and raise a family on a farm someday.  The message of this movie spoke to his heart.  He really enjoyed this movie.

We talked about wedding vows and what it means to commit to them and to each other before God and witnesses.  We talked about why it is important to be equally yoked with someone who also believes in Father God and his son Jesus Christ, and to let Father God have control over this area of our life, and to wait on him to show us who to marry.

Using an online bible with search tools, we found several verses in the scriptures about love, marriage, weddings, faithfulness, purity, fornication and sin, forgiveness, diamonds and other gems, family, etc to read and some passages to use for copy work.

Final Thoughts: 

We enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it.  It has a good message and the characters are people that everyone can relate too.  This movie would be great to give away as gifts too.  I would especially encourage folks with teens and young adults to watch it because of the message of trusting God with your life, purity, integrity, the peace of mind that comes from trusting God to help you find your mate, and giving God complete control.

Watchman Pictures

It is rare in our culture to find exciting movies that discuss real life events with a biblical worldview.  Most movies today are filled with fantasies, cursing, sorcery, sexual immorality, murder and gore, and are antiChrist.  However, there are movie producers out there with a message that points people back to God and family.

Paul Munger

Writer, Producer, Director

Watchman Pictures is a film company created by Paul Munger.   Some of the films he has worked on include:

Princess Cut
Alone Yet Not Alone
Animals In The Bible
Homeschooling Answers
An Introduction to Spell To Write and Read
Hidden Secrets To Language Success
Flood, Special Edition

I found the description of Paul Munger from various sources to be very interesting.  On the Princess Cut website, I found a news article that mentions he was homeschooled and had the help of several homeschoolers on producing the Princess Cut film.  On his Watchman Pictures website, he said he sees himself as a watchman, and his name actually means “humble watchman”.  He said the goal of a watchman is to sound the alarm for people to pay attention, to announce something or someone important, to get the people to prepare.

Isaiah 21:6, “For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.”

Paul stated he desires to produce films and help upcoming film students create films on a wide variety of subjects, from a Christian worldview, that will entertain families while building godly Christian character.  He hopes his films will evangelize the lost and bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.

I also found these statements and scriptures about the person he is and what his mission is on his Watchman Pictures website.  Clearly he desires to point people to God:

“The mission of Watchman Pictures, then, is very simple, good stories well told, that communicate powerful ideas based on Truth, that entertains and edifies the viewer. All of this I will do in full dependence upon the Lord’s providence and gracious empowering, for without Him I can do nothing.”

Psalm 127:1, “Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”

Be sure to go to his “About” page at Watchman Pictures to read more about his company, the services they offer, films in development, and the films he has helped create.

What’s Next?

Watchman Pictures said on the Princess Cut website, that they are working on a couple of sequels to this movie that will follow Grace’s life in marriage and raising a family.  They asked the Christian viewers to keep them in their prayers as they write, budget, and produce the next movies.

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