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The Joy-Depleting Problem Of Being Reared In a Christian Home

We don’t like thinking about our awfulness because we resist the biblical declaration that we’re rotten to the core (Isaiah 64:6). A person with a high view of himself gets hung up on his fallenness. Ironically, it is the acceptance of your wickedness that releases… Continue Reading …

Can a Christian Divorce Another Christian For Abuse?

Can a Christian Divorce Another Christian For Abuse

Few things in our culture today are sadder than the deterioration of the family. It matters no longer if you’re a Christian because that does not insulate you from sin’s encroachments. One of the more horrendous iterations of these attacks is when one spouse is… Continue Reading …

What Happens When God Is Not the Center of Your Home

What Happens When God Is Not the Center of Your Home

Who or what is the animating center of your home? Whoever or whatever you center your life and family on is the functional and controlling entity of your life and family. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: The Power Of the Critical… Continue Reading …

Day 8 – Teen Devotion: Your Parents Were Not Always Boring

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It can be humorous how we perceive our parents. What a child can’t know is what they were like before they brought him into the world. Here’s the truth: before you were born, your parents were not as boring as they are now. They only… Continue Reading …

Book Review: The Heart of Anger, by Lou Priolo

Angry kids. Angry parents. This combination is universal in every family on the planet. I cannot imagine any home full of sinners that do not experience sinful anger and the resulting damage it causes. Listen to the podcast Since my home is no different (full… Continue Reading …

Case Study: How Do I Honor My Older Parents?

Case Study How Do I Honor My Older Parents_

Mable and Biff have a beautiful relationship. They married each other seven years ago. She and Biff have two kids, five and two-years-old. Mable’s mom has been pressuring her to spend more time with her during the week. Her dad is passive, and the mom… Continue Reading …

A Dad Is a Powerful Picture of God the Father to His Child

A father is a picture of what God the Father is like to a child. Because the child thinks in simple ways, his first impression of a father is the one he has. Dad, how are you imitating God the Father to your child? Listen… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 16 – The Wisdom of Engaging the Sin In Your Family

Parenting, Day 16 - The Wisdom of Engaging the Sin In Your Familyy 15 - Parental Discipline Comes From A Heart Of Love

A family with a gospel-centered view of sin experiences something that never crosses the mind of their culture. Once you tap into God’s grace at this level, sin is not a disadvantage but an opportunity to magnify God through your family’s imperfections. If we say… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 17 – The Wisdom of Introducing Your Children to the World

Parenting, Day 17 - The Wisdom of Introducing Your Children to the World

The little people in your home will only be in your home for a nano-second. They will possibly spend ninety percent of their lives outside of your parental jurisdiction. Equipping them to live well in the world that will make up nearly all of their… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 18 – The Wisdom of Teaching Your Children Curse Words

Parenting, Day 18 - The Wisdom of Teaching Your Children Curse Words

It is impossible to engage our culture at any level and not hear curse words. Whether it is a television show or a stroll in the park, the words of our culture do not discriminate. They do not care who you are. Let the words… Continue Reading …