I went through the typical motions while filling out the form. First name. Last name. Address. Our family was about to head down the Truckee River, and I was tasked with renting the rafts. Phone number. Email. Age. Age? For the first time I wrote, “40.” I smiled and thanked God. So far, so good... (3 Minutes / 500 Words)
This post will examine 6 biblical parenting principles that apply across various cultures, with follow-up questions that pertain more to this culture. Here is an overview of the principles:
- Does my parenting style include trust in God?
- Does my parenting style emphasize grace?
- Does my parenting style cultivate rest?
- Does my parenting style teach obedience?
- Does my parenting style promote spousal oneness?
- Does my parenting style prioritize God’s kingdom?
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What is a father's greatest weapon? Consider, for a moment, the power of words.
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Recently, I had a conversation with a youth pastor from another church. “What are teenagers going through right now?” I asked...
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Teaching notes for Ephesians 5:22-33, United In Marriage
Teaching outline for Ephesians 2:11-22.
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The apostle John’s entire ministry was fatherly. A man far different from the apostle Paul, John seemed to continually brim over with love. His short letter of First John was written entirely from a fatherly perspective. In fact, one great study of the role of a dad is to look at the different times John used the phrase “little children” in his first epistle...
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Theme: Pilgrims want the house of God to impact their house, so they look for God’s help, health, heritage, and heroes.
When Christina and I met there were no children in the picture. Eventually, after dating, engagement, a wedding, and a brief time of marriage, children came along...
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Kids ask questions, or at least they want to. Sometimes the questions drive a parent batty — “When do we get there?” — but often the questions provide moments for teaching and training. Discipleship...
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Are you a dad who is a life giving stream to your children? Paul warns all fathers not to provoke their children. In this post I write about 4 ways:
- Develop relationship
- Speak often
- Live with consistency
- Believe the best
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