Parenting



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



OCT
15

A few weeks ago, I did something that has been on my heart to do for some time. I decided to sit down and write my son a letter. Who writes letters anymore? I know I don’t. But there was something in me that directed me to sit down and write my son a heart-felt … Read More



JUL
12

“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”   –Psalm 127:3-4 Parenting God’s way should not be a choice for Christians, but it is. The world parents children differently from Christians and it … Read More



MAY
11

What sort of Mother are you? The way you answer and live this question out will largely determine how your children and grand children will live their lives. Statistically a child will be a product of how you decide to answer the question in light of Galatians 4:19-31. God concludes in chapter four of Galatians … Read More



MAR
26

It’s nearly spring and time to get out the gardening tools! Some of my earliest memories of my parents include seeing them in the garden, either planting seeds or young plants, hoeing the weeds, or picking the vegetables. So it was a natural thing for them to decide to teach me and my sisters how … Read More