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 […]

Parenting With Grace

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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 […]

Parenting God’s Way

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In response to a suggestion from a colleague to reutilize some of my sermons as articles, here’s a précis of a message titled Parenting God’s Way from the Family Matters series preached at Muskoka Bible Centre. Parenting God’s Way What’s the most significant parenting passage in the Bible? Is it the fifth commandment in the […]

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 […]

God’s Plan for Parents

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It seems reasonable to presume that God’s plan for parents is ideal. Yet many Christian parents aren’t parenting God’s way. Why is that, and how can parents shift from what they’re doing to what God wants them to do? Naturally inclined. Before considering God’s plan for parents, we should recognize that parenting God’s way isn’t […]

More is Caught Than Taught

The adage “more is caught than taught” is undoubtedly true concerning how children learn to love and live for Jesus. Children mimic what they see. Most children want to be like their mom or dad. How are you living? You’re either living according to the world’s ways or according to God’s ways (Romans 8:5-8). Your […]

Family Prayer

Family prayer is transformative. Is your family in a prayer rut? While there are many creative ways to spice up family prayer, the best thing you can do is pray Scripture. Praying Scripture Here’s something you can do together at the kitchen table. Open your Bible to one of the Psalms. Invite family members to […]

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