Archive by category Family

Exploring how to live out the Gospel today in our family relationships and parenting.

What “Bad” Kids Need Most from Parents

What “Bad” Kids Need Most from Parents

If you’ve been a parent for any length of time then you’d have to admit that your little “angel” sometimes says or does things she shouldn’t. If you’re really honest you’d admit that, more than you’d like, you find yourself wondering, “What am I going to do with this child?”  Kids lie. Kids break things. Kids […]

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The Man in the Gap

The Man in the Gap

The prophet Ezekiel reveals an expectation of the Father that is uniquely pertinent to men. He reveals: “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.” (Ezek. 22:30) […]

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

“Then the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? I don’t know, he replied. Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Gen. 4:9) This question, “Am I my brother’s keeper,” is an eternal question that has relevance through the ages, from Cain and Abel to all relationships involving men today. This question implies that man […]

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The Priority of Fatherhood

Our Father in heaven, hallowed by thy name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” (Matt. 6:9-10). The first thing that may be noticed is the fact that God is revealed as “our Father.” In other words, God is the Father of all creation including every man, woman, […]

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On The Job Training

On The Job Training

Weddings are so beautiful! Well groomed tuxedos, new shoes, glistening dresses, every hair in place, and every detail covered. We can’t forget the cakes, flowers, candles, gifts and great music. Every moment includes a great photo opportunity. Most brides have created a picture in their minds of the day before it even arrives. Many grooms […]

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Changing the Way Men Think

Changing the Way Men Think

Isaiah shares a unique revelation concerning God in chapter 55 of his book. He testifies: “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’”   Simply put, […]

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Back-to-School: Tips For Parents From A Teacher

Back-to-School: Tips For Parents From A Teacher

The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting and stressful time for parents and children. Whether your child is attending school for the first time, or transitioning to high school, your support is critical for success. Research continually states that parents play a major role in their child’s academic achievement. Here are […]

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Have the Best School Year Ever!

Have the Best School Year Ever!

Each fall, millions of parents purchase new clothes and supplies to prepare their children for the new school year. We often forget to prepare a strategy for our child’s growth during the year.  It’s important to remember that God has given parents, not schools, the primary responsibility for shaping and guiding their children’s development. Furthermore, […]

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Back to School with the Right Equipping

Back to School with the Right Equipping

This year is unlike any other in my parenting journey. That’s because both of my children, ages four and two, are going to school. As I reflected on and prayed about the needs of children and teens as they go back to school, the Lord brought to my attention the necessity of equipping. Our children […]

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The Value of Manhood

The Value of Manhood

Genesis 2:4, 5 states the following: “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the Lord God made the earth and the heavens—and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God […]

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