I Samuel 1:1-18 There are mothers in our presence whose children are all grown. Occasionally she becomes lonely because she is left to herself. There are mothers whose children are grown and they never get lonely. They can’t get their children to move out of their house so they can get lonely. There are …
Being the wife of a pastor for 40 years has had its share of challenges that thankfully we learned to navigate, especially early in our marriage.
Mark and Jenny are about to have their first child. They have done everything they can to prepare for their new infant. To care for their baby’s physical needs, they have diapers, formula and outfits in all sizes. To stimulate their baby cognitively, they have colorful toys and classical music. They also finally finished childbirth …
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).
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.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. John 3:16 ….and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
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.