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Parenting, Day 1 – Parenting From Zero To Adulthood

Parenting Devotion, Day 1 - Parenting From Zero To Adulthood

The parenting goal is to release your child into adulthood as an individual living under God’s authority for His glory. This parenting process happens in three stages, Dependent Stage – 0 to 2. Interdependent Stage – 2 to 22. Independent Stage – 22+. And these… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 2 – Quality Parenting Comes From Good Marriages

Parenting Devotion, Day 2 – Quality Parenting Comes From Good Marriages

The Bible is not a parenting book, which is why it gives so little parenting advice. It is a relationship book. Rather than providing you with parenting tips, it provides you with a plethora of information about how to have great relationships within any community… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 3 – Non-negotiable First Step to Build a Happy Home

Parenting, Day 3 - Non-negotiable First Step to Build a Happy Home

Christians enjoy and benefit from the gospel because of forgiveness (See Romans 10:9, 13). For example, we confessed our sin, requested forgiveness, and our kind Lord forgave us. Confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation are the stepping stones to happiness (Deuteronomy 33:29). If you want a happy… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 4 – Two Rules Every Parent Must Teach Their Children

Parenting, Day 4 – Two Rules Every Parent Must Teach Their Children

Biblical parenting incrementally releases children from your rules and authority while placing them under the most influential governing dynamic known to humanity—to love God and others supremely. If your child’s heart is motivated and governed by those two truths and you help him to embrace… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 5 – The Orientation Of The Home

Parenting, Day 5 – The Orientation Of The Home

Jesus was clear when He said that you must follow Him if you want to walk in the light. The opposite is also accurate: if you do not follow Him, the only option is dark. Every relational construct has followers and leaders, which begs the… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 6 – Before You Can Help Your Child, You Must Wait

Parenting, Day 6 – Before You Can Help Your Child, You Must Wait

You can only help a child if he wants help. If your child is not serious about change, your care for him will have a limited impact. Your primary parental role is waiting on the Lord as He brings your child to an end of… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 7 – Your Words Shape Your Child’s Life

Parenting, Day 7 - Your Words Shape Your Child's Life

I had a conversation with my son the other day, sharing with him how he would be my replacement. It was a sobering thought. One day, my son will grow up and become a practical demonstration of what I have modeled for him. The good… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 8 – Dads Are the First Picture a Child Sees of a Father

Parenting, Day 8 – Dads Are the First Picture a Child Sees of a Father

We were sitting at an intersection when our 6-year old daughter said, “Daddy, that Blues Clues paw print is orange.” Blues Clues was a once-popular kid’s program about a dog named Blue who would leave his paw print in different places during the show. But… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 9 – Give Your Child Fewer Rules And More Attitude

Parenting, Day 9 - Give Your Child Fewer Rules And More Attitude

A right heart attitude will create the right behaviors, but knowing and obeying all the rules does not mean the heart is good or even agrees with the actions. From the inside out is the Bible’s way to parent children. Though regulations will give you… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 10 – Fussy Parents Make Insecure Children

Parenting, Day 10 - Fussy Parents Make Insecure Children

Mable couldn’t get a handle on her insecurity. Burdened by a failed marriage, teenage children in rebellion, and too many relational conflicts to count, she was frustrated, angry, and bewildered at how “the same old things keep happening to me.” Though she recognized she had… Continue Reading …