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Honoring Does Not Mean Giving Others Everything They Want

There are times when you have to do hard things to those whom you love. You do these things because it’s the best way to honor them. Honoring others does not mean letting them run all over you. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Are Children Better Off With Divorced Parents?

As long as there is a sin, there will be divorce. Sin divides, and one of the places where it enjoys carving up relationships is the marriage bond. You could argue that divorcing is at the “head of the class” when cobbled together with all… Continue Reading …

The Reason I Stopped Hating My Dad Was Life-Changing

Every child to varying degrees is treated poorly by his father. I wish I had another story to tell you. Victimization not okay, but it is a fact about the fallout of our fallenness. And the temptation for the child is to grow up bitter.… Continue Reading …

How to Stop the Fallout of Fatherlessness

Leading your family should not be a mystery because God has given to us everything that we need for life and godliness. For most Christians, the issue is not a lack of knowledge but an unwillingness to apply the information that they already know. Listen… Continue Reading …

Incrementally Introducing Your Children To the World

Every home is a laboratory where parents have the privilege of incrementally introducing their children to the culture around them. This incremental child development process prepares them to live in and engage their world well, while not being overcome by the culture. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Day 3 – Teen Devotion: Parents Aren’t Perfect

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Everybody knows that people aren’t perfect. We can agree quickly on this truth until the imperfections of others affect us. One of the most painful life lessons for me was getting over the shortcomings of my parents. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions… Continue Reading …

Day 5 – Teen Devotion: Wait Until You Get a Boss

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Not getting all you want is a precursor to the rest of your life. Perhaps you believe that not getting what you want is just a child thing. It’s not! But I have some fantastic news for you. If you learn how to respond to… Continue Reading …

Day 7 – Teen Devotional: Your Mistakes Are Yours

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It’s hard to hear, but you know it’s true: if you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault. Relax, adults also have a hard time with this idea. So, I won’t press the issue too much with you. But you must know it, especially if… 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 …

A Child’s Call to Disciple Her Daddy

Every Christian is called to disciple other Christians while evangelizing non-believers. The Bible does not make any other stipulations. Our role is to care for those within our sphere of influence, even if those individuals are within our families. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …