Do not train children to learn by force or harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. – Plato
Outside the guidance we continue to have at home, nothing will influence our children as much as the choice of their friends. The Bible speaks pointedly about the power of the people we spend time. Paul wrote: “Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals’” (1 Corinthians 15:33).
The theme of First Peter is “The Response to Christian Sufferings.” Peter’s purpose in writing his epistle is to help us view our trials from a divine perspective, thus, enabling us to deal with the suffering without vacillating in our faith.
When should we discipline our kids, and when should we show them grace? The truth is, it’s not an either-or question: Grace and consequences go hand-in-hand. And we only have to look to Christ to see how.
Introduction Often in Christian weddings this Psalm has been read. Primarily it is read because of the very first verse, “Except the Lord build a house, they labor in vain that build it.” A young couple setting out on the journey of life together are about to be caught up in the unending work of …
Sometimes NOT getting what we want for our kids can be a blessing. We can influence them with our passion…. but they’ll need to discover their own passion.
Famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham says constant communication is one of the keys to parents restoring their relationships with their children after a divorce.
For 20 years and in all types of communities throughout the United States, I have heard the stories. Long ago, I was struck by the similarities of these accounts.
Admit it. You’d like to be one of those couples that prays together daily, conducts family devotions regularly, and models to others what a spiritual home should look like.
Click here to listen to the podcast. Audio Transcript Welcome back to the podcast. We have a lot of questions from parents of prodigals, and those parents want to walk wisely. Dennis, a father, writes in: “Pastor John, thank you for this podcast. I have a 16-year-old prodigal son who has left our home and …