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The Best Decisions I’ve Made as a Father


(Malachi 4:6a; Ephesians 6:4) Over the next two posts I'm going to share some of the decisions the Lord led me to make as a husband and father and I pray they will encourage and/or challenge you, and either way, bless you in your walk with Him, your marriage, parenting and family. Each of these decisions flowed from the priorities that The Lord had revealed in my life for placing my marriage and family above myself and all else except for The Lord Himself. Here's...
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Parenting is Discipleship – Pt 2


(Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Colossians 3:18-21) As we continue to explore parenting (discipling) our children according to God’s design, let’s look at three opportunities for parents to disciple and train their children in line with God's Word. These are not exhaustive or all-inclusive but they will give you some direction and ideas to implement in your family and parenting. 1) “Family Time” (“when you sit around the table, when you lie down and when you rise up”) – meals together, devotionals, family worship, etc. – all of...
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Biblical Discipleship in Parenting – Pt 1


(Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4) This will not be easy for most parents in today's culture, including most in modern church culture. My prayer is that we look to God and His Word and apply His Truth in Grace and Love as we parent and disciple our children for His Kingdom and Glory. Loving Discipline & Punishment Parenting is ultimately about discipling your children to know Christ as their Savior and Lord and to grow in Him. Discipleship includes teaching, training, Godly discipline, and loving punishment...
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Character in Scripture…and Parenting


Family and Parenting in God's Design…continued  (Deuteronomy 6:6-9) As parents, we all desire to have a household of peace rooted in character. Scripture speaks to the importance of character over and over again and I want to share two of those passages to encourage you as to its importance and to be sure you’re walking in the character of Christ and His Word. The first is from what many know as “The Prayer of Jabez” in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NASB): “Jabez was more honorable than...
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Family and Parenting in God’s Design


“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”  Proverbs 24:3-4 “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain…Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose...
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