Went through the archives and found this post. Thought it was a good time to share it again. The Ministry of Parenthood There are a number of texts to speak about the role of parents: Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21, and Psalm 127:3 come to mind. Then there are general verses about every Christian being a minister … Continue reading Parenting is a Ministry
Summer is rapidly approaching and you are making your family plans. Here is a list of ten things you can do as a family this summer. Travel together. You do not have to go far. You can travel a couple of hours and take in new sights. Within that distance form us there is American Village that recreates colonial America, … Continue reading Ten Things to Do this Summer
Take a look at today’s headlines and you will read about children and drug abuse. You will read about teen alcohol abuse, and you will read about violence in the youth culture. Municipalities create stricter laws, increase law enforcement presence, and establish curfews, but the abuse and violence continues. What is the answer? How can … Continue reading Parenting God’s Way
I read recently about the African Hornbill Bird. The father bird seals up his mate before she lays eggs. He does leave a space only large enough for her beak so he can pass food and water to her. He then works non-stop to feed her and four chicks. When mom and young birds break … Continue reading Parenting as a Dad
We recently watched the movie "We Bought a Zoo," based on the Dartmouth Zoo and the adventures Benjamin Mee records in the book of the same name (overall the movie is good, but I recommend a language filter such as "Clearplay" or "TV Guardian"). In the movie, Benjamin and his 14 year old son share … Continue reading I Don’t Know What to Say to You.
After yesterday's post hit a pulse or a nerve, I thought i would just give a simple list of suggestions for raising children. I am a parent of a 13 year old son -- I am still learning. But here are some suggestions that are beneficial to me now: Pray for them. Pray with them. … Continue reading What We Can do for our Children
The Psalmist reminds us that "Children are an heritage from the Lord . . ." (Ps 127:3). God blesses us with children and give us the responsibility to raise them up to be His good stewards (cf. Eph 6:4). Here are some ideas on what we can give our children to help them on their way: A … Continue reading What We Should Give Our Children