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Don’t Believe These Parenting Myths

Being a parent is hard work.  It takes a lot of time, knowledge, wisdom, patience, money, and so much more.  However, it is worth it because, “children are a gift from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). God wants us to treasure these gifts and point them to the Gift-giver, God.  God desires that our children know Him and walk in His ways, but there is an enemy who wants to discourage and frustrate us in our teaching and training in godliness. In…

What Jesus Said About Children

The four gospels contain the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ.  Within three years of organized ministry before his death and resurrection, he preached many sermons and shared many parables.  In a time before podcasts and YouTube, his teachings have endured due to the life-changing paradigm with which he spoke. In all that he taught, Jesus also deemed it necessary to speak about children. He spoke of children five times in his recorded ministry.  Understanding what Christ thinks about…

Don’t Be THAT Parent At Sporting Events

Sports can have a good place as long as they don’t take God’s place. Main Points 1 Timothy 4:7-8; 1 Cor. 9:25-27 Sports can have a good place as long as they don’t take God’s place. Give eternal pursuits more effort than you give temporal pursuits. What you say and how you say it reveal what you love and how you love it.  (Matt. 12:34)

Parental Nags

If parents nag about everything, children will not listen to anything. Main Points Col. 3:21 – Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Prov. 25:24 – It is better to live in a corner of the roof than in a house shared with a quarrelsome woman. If parents nag about everything, children will not listen to anything. Let your “yes” be so frequent that your “no” stands out. Choose the parental hills you wish to die upon.

Happy Rebirthday

The most enduring memories are the most ritualized ones. 1.    John 3:3 – Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. 2.    1 Pet. 1:3 – according to his great mercy he has caused us to be born again to a living hope 3.    The most enduring memories are the most ritualized ones. 4.    Remembering your rebirthday reinforces your faith. 5.    Celebrate rebirthdays by rejoicing over the past and gifting…

The Hangout House

Kids will spend the most time where they feel the most welcomed. 1.    Josh. 24:15 2.    Bad company corrupts good morals.  (1 Cor. 15:33) 3.    Kids will spend the most time where they feel the most welcomed. 4.    If you earn your child’s trust, you can better communicate your concerns.

Living Vicariously Through Your Child

The goal is not for your child to look more like you but to look more like Jesus. 1.    Gen. 5:1-3 (cf. 1:27) 2.    The goal is not for your child to look more like you but to look more like Jesus. 3.    Don’t suffocate your child with lesser pursuits. 4.    What needs to happen for my child to reflect more the image of God?

Three Things Parents Should Never Compromise

In your marriage, there may be great reasons to compromise. You may need to compromise and not go to a third store at the mall (even though you really need to check out a huge sale) because your husband really wants to be on time for the movie. Instead, your husband offers to stop back by the mall after the movie so you can check out the sale. This compromise becomes a win-win for both of you. On the other…