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A Simple Parenting Model to Use in Your Home

A Simple Parenting Model You May Use in Your Home

Here is a simple parenting model you can immediately apply in your home. It flows out of two words in Paul’s parenting verse in Ephesians 6:4. Paul is urging dads to bring their children up in the discipline and the instruction of the Lord. Discipline… Continue Reading …

Speaking to the Practical Role of Fathers with Children

Speaking to the Practical Role of Fathers with Children

Having two genders is not just a neat way to think about the human family. There are functional and irreplaceable roles for each gender. When it comes to parenting, the dad and mom have unique purposes, practices, and effects on children. In this article, I’m… Continue Reading …

The Dangerous Dark Side of a Shared Belief System

There is a psychological positive within any community that has a shared belief system. You believe the same things, and you benefit from the relationships that flow out of those shared beliefs. The dangerous dark side of these communities is when you compromise what you… Continue Reading …

Letter to a Counselor, Counseling a Rebellious Teenager

Building trust in any discipleship context can be a challenge. Some people’s hurt is so deep that they fortify their guardedness. Understanding the interpersonal dynamics between an untrusting counselee and the discipler is critical. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: One Reasons… Continue Reading …

Day 1 – Teen Devotion: Let’s Begin the Journey

Day 1 - Teen Devotion_ Let's Begin the Journey

As you start your 31-day journey, here are six things for you to consider. Pick out the one that is the most challenging and then make a plan to change. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions 31-Day Marriage Devotion 31-Day Parenting Devotion 31-Day… 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 …

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 29 – One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

Parenting, Day 29 - One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

Parents have the responsibility and privilege to guide their children into a practical experience of knowing and loving God. Though all children are born with a limited God-awareness, you can cooperate with the Lord in the process of connecting that immature, innate awareness of God… Continue Reading …