They received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. -Acts 17:11 If you were to poll teenagers in your church and ask them who Sabellius was, how many blank stares do you think you’d receive? Would any of them have a working knowledge of who he… Read More Teaching Teens To Swim In The Stream Of Orthodoxy
He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. -Malachi 4:6 There’s a recipe that will guarantee a movie leaves my cheeks wet. It simply requires a plot or subplot that revolves around father-son drama and a couple well written lines about the importance of that relationship. It’s a direct hit to my heartstrings,… Read More Marvel Means to Make Us Know We Need More Than Moms
If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life’s good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. -Ecclesiastes 6:3 The Wall Street Journal confirms what… Read More Dads Are Important
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6 You’ve heard of helicopter parenting. You’ve met tiger moms. But what about python parenting? They do more than restrict freedom; they constrict life out of their children. The way constrictor snake breeds… Read More Do You Parent Like A Python?
by Candice Watters Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. -Galatians 6:6 Editor: this post originally appeared here. Reading aloud to your children is one of the best things you can do for them, and with them. It makes a huge difference in their learning.… Read More Read Aloud To Your Children
by Rick Malm But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. -Galatians 4:4-5 Editor: this post originally appeared here. Bob and Carol were an amazing couple. As a… Read More Growing Up Christian And Rejecting God
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. -Matthew 5:8 Last month’s issue of Time Magazine features a cover story highlighting young men who are swearing off Internet pornography. This is cause for rejoicing for those of us committed to the person and cause of Christ. Even if the secular sources from which… Read More 4 Truths to Combat the Lies of Porn
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31 Between the ages of 12-14 I had a paper route and used just about every dollar I made to buy video games. Most all of my waking hours not spent eating or in school were spent playing… Read More What’s Better Than Video Games?
by Jason Garwood Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on Jason Garwood. 1. Gather with the Church Don’t tell me you are leading your family well when your church attendance is one week a… Read More 5 Things Husbands and Dads Can Do Right Now to Lead Their Family
by David Murray I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. -Psalm 49:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on HeadHeartHand. What would you think if your Dad addressed you 23 times “My son, my son, my son…” and so on. It would get your attention… Read More 23 Passionate Appeals From A Father’s Heart