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 […]

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 […]

Parenting Advice From Proverbs

Parenting Advice From Proverbs

Are you looking for wise practical parenting advice – something Divinely inspired? Do you want to equip your children to worship God and live fruitful lives for Him? Here are 12 tips and texts from the Old Testament book of Proverbs that will help you parent your child God’s way: Start with God. Your most important […]

What is Christian Parenting?

God’s Plan for Parents. Picture of a family walking in spring - what is God's plan for parents?

What is Christian parenting? Are there distinct roles and responsibilities? How is Christian parenting different from other parenting? What it’s not. Christian parenting, in the minds of many, is associated with the things parents do or don’t do. But taking your family to church, reading the Scriptures, praying together, believing certain doctrines, and maintaining a […]

Welcome to Christian Parenting Basics

More is caught than taught in Christian parenting.

Welcome to Christian Parenting Basics! Most Christian parents don’t need more parenting tips and strategies. If parents are going to thrive in their roles, they need God’s view of parenting – one that’s biblically informed and Christ-centred. Yes, there are some practical parenting suggestions in the blog, but the author, Dr. Lawson Murray, believes you […]

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