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
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."
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.