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Parenting, Day 12 – Rule-Based Parenting Creates Dysfunctional Children

Parenting, Day 12 - Rule-Based Parenting Creates Dysfunctional Children

Being authoritarian should be a good thing because we must learn to live under God’s authority. Thus, to be authoritarian is to be like God. However, if authoritarianism is our only parenting method, it may scuttle the individualized sanctification needs of our children. And we… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 14 – Love Your Children Just ‘Cause

Parenting, Day 14 - Love Your Children Just 'Cause

One of the most practical things a parent could do for their children is to love them just ’cause. You don’t need a reason other than they are your kids. God loves you that way. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 25 – A Secret Weapon to Motivate A Child to Change

Parenting, Day 25 Secret Weapon to Motivate a Child to Change

When you think about your heavenly Father, you are immediately aware of His kindness, patience, forbearance, and affection for you. These thoughts about your heavenly Father are fundamental because how He treats you is how you are to treat others, especially your children. Do you… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 31 – You Cannot Change Your Children

Parenting, Day 31 - You Cannot Change Your Children

One of the hardest things a Christian parent will ever experience is a child choosing not to walk with the Lord. Attached to this personal struggle is the temptation to force or manipulate righteousness on the child. You’ll know if you’re susceptible to these struggles… Continue Reading …

When Obedience Collides With My Emotions

When your heart is not into being obedient, you need to be obedient anyway to get your heart in the right place. Sometimes obedience is a great way to change what’s going on inside of you. Listen to the podcast You may want to read:… Continue Reading …

The Mystery and Misunderstanding about Being Worthless

If you isolate a portion of Scripture from the narrative of the Bible’s story, you can misunderstand its meaning. Isolating texts is why some Christians struggle with the Bible’s declaration about us becoming worthless. What did Paul mean? Why is that negative statement an essential… Continue Reading …

Six Tough Questions that Examine Your Christian Maturity

Being reproved or rebuked is tough stuff. Nobody enjoys it. To be willing to have others speak into your life is one of the high marks of Christian maturity. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: Mind Mapping Christian Maturity What Is Christian… Continue Reading …