Parenting



OCT
29

“Don’t rock the boat!” had become the philosophy of the elders and people of Israel after the time of Judges had begun. For the last forty years Israel had allowed the Philistines to run over them and ruin them without hardly putting up a fight. Israel needed strength, not the stamina of a Politian or the stoutness … Read More



SEP
30

If we set out today to make a list of all of the various types of parents that fall under the category of being a “Christian parent,” we could make an endless list with divisions and breakdowns of various types of parents. However, the truth is that all Christian parents can be placed under one … Read More



SEP
18

On a normal weekday afternoon, I was playing with my daughter, Aubrey. We were probably putting a puzzle together, drawing castles, or playing dolls. Yeah, I’m willing to get down and play dolls with my daughters! While we were playing that afternoon, Aubrey taught me an important lesson. In the middle of our time together, … Read More



AUG
26

We love having people over to our home for fellowship.  Many times it’s family.  I love having our family over; not because it’s easy but because of the investment.  When our grown kids come over I don’t try to impress them.  I clean the house so the little kids, better known as my Cute Kids, … Read More



AUG
12

Two of the most dreaded words heard by any child are the words, “You’re grounded!” Most likely every one of us have been on the receiving end of that expression several times in our lives. Those words are then always followed by more words of punishment and judgement. Contrary to the opinion of most children, … Read More



JUL
08

As a Christian father, I realize that I have the opportunity to impact and influence the lives of generations to follow through the life that I live and the instructions that I give.  In the book of Proverbs, Solomon used the phrase, “my son,” twenty-three times.  It was absolutely clear to him that he had … Read More



JUN
17

While reading a Christian news article regarding parenting, I read the following statement, “Many parents have an outsourcing mentality when it comes to their children’s spirituality, often because they lack spiritual vitality themselves.” From Proverbs 22:6, we understand that the primary role of parents regarding their child is to “Train up a child in the … Read More



FEB
18

“It’s none of your business.”  “If I wanted you to know I would have told you.” Probably at some time, all of us have either spoken those words or had someone rashly speak them to us. When we think of someone being nosy, perhaps a certain high school friend or college roommate comes to mind. … Read More



FEB
04

No parent desires for their child to become an entitled, self-centered individual now or when they grow up. We don’t like to be around people who are this way, so we definitely don’t want to raise another one to join that club! How then do we avoid that? The question is, who are the most … Read More



NOV
26

All of us as Christians understand and express the fact that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. We know all about the inn with no vacancy, the manger, and the swaddling clothes. Without much thought or effort we could even sing a verse of “Away in a Manger.” We say Merry Christmas … Read More