Parenting with Purpose: Aligning Your Goals with God’s Will

Parenting with purpose. What do you want for your child or children? Do you want what God wants? Are you aligning your goals with God’s will?

According to a survey of more than 5000 parents in 16 countries by the investment bank HSBC, the main thing parents want for their children is happiness. Parents also want their children to become successful, be safe, embrace healthy lifestyles, be responsible, and have great careers. Parenting with purpose. What do you want for your […]

A Biblical Blueprint for Parenting: Embracing the Great Priority of Deuteronomy 6:1-9

A biblical blueprint for parenting. In the New Testament, we have the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). In the Old Testament, we have the Great Priority (Deuteronomy 6:1-9). I call the Deuteronomy 6 passage the Great Priority because its significance is supreme. This is a sit-up and pay-attention text! And […]

Parenting Through Adversity: Keeping Jesus at the Center

Parenting Through Adversity: Keeping Jesus at the Center

Parenting through adversity. Are you parenting through adversity? If you are, you’re probably thinking about keeping your children safe, allaying their fears, explaining what’s happening, helping them adjust, finding things to do, figuring out how to lower the stress levels in your home, and much more. It’s not easy. You’re juggling practical, emotional, psychological and […]

Biblical Parenting: Raising Children in the Word

Biblical Parenting Raising Children in the Word

Biblical parenting. Are you raising your children in the Word? How’s it going for you? Seventeenth-century author John Wilmot said, “Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories!” Parenting is complex. But what if we could encapsulate the Bible’s teaching about the essence […]

Scriptures to Encourage your Children

Scriptures to encourage your children … While there are many quotes and good things we can say to inspire and reassure children, there’s nothing better than sharing God’s Word with them. So, here are twenty Scriptures to encourage your children (below). Use them to point your children to Jesus throughout the day. And think of […]

Parenting With Grace

Father and son talking, parent discipline, parenting with grace

Parenting with grace. The author Paul Tripp says, “There is nothing more important to consistent, faithful, patient, loving, and effective parenting than to understand what God has given you in the grace of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Grace isn’t a thing; it’s a person that comes to us only in Christ Himself. Grace […]

Building a Christian Home

Family playing on kitchen floor with toys. Building a Christian Home. How do we help our family to have faith? How to give our children a lasting faith

One of my colleagues encouraged me to repurpose some of my messages from the Family Matters series as articles. What follows is extracts from a sermon titled Building a Christian Home, based on Proverbs 24:3-4. Building a Christian Home The average Christian child or youth in North America attends a church service 1.7 times a […]

Living Like Jesus

Living like Jesus. A twelve-month challenge for you and your children to add a new trait of Jesus’ life into the fabric of your lives.

What would it be like, together with our children, living like Jesus? Would we have to change what we think, say, or do? Is it possible to live like Jesus? Paul believed that wherever he was in whatever circumstances and with whatsoever he had, he could do anything because Jesus gave him strength (cf. Philippians […]

Christian Marriage

Married couple sitting on couch - what is Christian marriage? What does a Christin marriage look like.

Christian marriage is grounded in the dust of our origin, our being male and female, our being made in the image of God (cf. Genesis 2:18-25). It isn’t a lofty ideal, a religious concept, a legal concoction, or a romantic illusion. It’s about food and drink, house and home, bed and table, children and community. […]

Forming Faith in the Home

Family together with image of house around them. Family Faith formation at home

Forming faith in the home involves eating, sleeping, chatting, working, chilling, having fun, and spiritual observances like praying, reading the Bible, and attending a local church. These habits create a safe bubble that shields your family against the chaos of a crazy world – what American theologian James Fowler calls a “coherent orientation.” Basically, your […]

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