In Ephesians 6:4, Paul identifies the father’s primary role in the spiritual training of children. When we look closely at this verse, we see four principles for every Christian father. In this post we focus on the first principle: Fathers are to be fair.Read More
As someone once said, “Every day is a fishing day, but not every day is a catching day!” When I was a little girl, my father would load up my brothers and me in a rented RV and take us up the 395 Highway for a week of lake fishing in the high Sierra. Getting the chance as an adult to go fly fishing on the Madison River was a dream come true.Read More
Millions of men around the world faithfully strive to honor God in all their vocations in life. Here are twelve wonderful responsibilities God has given to men.Read More
If there is one thing that young children lack, it is self-control. Here are five reasons why parents should lovingly establish and faithfully implement a consistent sleep routine.Read More
Wisdom repels evil, pride, arrogance, and perverse speech. At the end of the day, a person’s contribution to the world, their society, and their friends and family will be determined not by their intelligence per se, but by their wisdom and goodness. Here’s why wisdom is far more valuable than intelligence.Read More
I remember the day I determined to teach my firstborn how to clean her own room, rather than to continue to do the task myself. What would have taken me five to ten minutes to accomplish took closer to forty minutes that day; but it turns out that in the long term, the extra time was worth every second.Read More
Many Millennials are increasingly questioning whether work is inherently good and valuable. Is labor a blessing or a curse?Read More
Women who are faithful to God live wisely in this world and use their skills and gifts to the glory of God and the benefit of others. Here are seven ways to raise girls to become godly and strong women.Read More
Vice President Mike Pence does not dine alone with a woman other than his wife; nor does he attend events where alcohol is served without his wife by his side. These guidelines are now known as the Pence rule (also called the Billy Graham rule). Here are five biblical reasons why the Pence rule shows wisdom.
There are three basic approaches that most fathers use—knowingly or not—in raising their children. As opposed to the authoritarian and permissive parenting styles many of us experienced during childhood, here’s why being forthright is the biblical approach to fathering.Read More
Some dads try to be disciplinarians and end up being harsh. Other dads try to be loving and end up being permissive. In Ephesians 6:4, the apostle Paul instructs fathers on the need to be firm in a measured and biblical way. Here is some practical advice on how dads can lovingly bring up their children "in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."
Birthdays are a personal “holiday,” so to speak. Even people who don’t know you very well will wish you a “Happy Birthday” and sometimes even go out of their way to do something nice for you. Why are birthdays special?Read More
Christians should always display excellent sportsmanship. Here are five tips on how to be an outstanding youth sports parent.Read More
If you’ve been around Christian sportsman circles, especially online, you will most likely admit to seeing, and possibly confess to sharing, some of these clichés. They have the best of intentions, I’m sure, but wow! Some of them just need to be put out to pasture!Read More
The father of old was to hold himself above outward displays of emotion, especially where the kids were concerned, and was to be above question regarding his decisions as well. Yet, a biblical dad needs to be flexible by being willing to show how he feels and also willing to admit mistakes when he is wrong. Here is some practical advice for fathers as they seek to fulfill God’s mandate amid the realities of daily family life.
Correcting little ones for the same things over and over gets exhausting. Have you ever found yourself thinking, “Why are my children doing this again? They were just disciplined for this yesterday!” How quickly we forget that as parents, we often battle the same sins again and again as well. Here's why you can thank God for these interruptions and see them as moments of grace.
Friendship. Even the sound of the word is pleasant to the ears. Did you know that friendship is a vocation God gives you for his glory?Read More
Is minimalism a good thing? Some people think it is another form of idolatry where people just covet nicer things instead of lots of things. Here's why "stuff-forgetfulness" is better than minimalism for keeping our focus on what really matters.Read More