After reading this article by John Piper, I became convinced that we really need to require the obedience of our children. It is implement that if God requires children to obey their parents, parents need to enforce and teach that requirement. Obedience is not optional. To tolerate disobedience is to promote it.
John Wesley said, “I learned more about Christianity and life from my mother than from all the theologians of England.” Tim Challies reminds us of the value and impact that mothers have on their sons. This relationship is unique. It is special. It is to be cherished and cultivated for a lifetime.
How many times does your family pray before meals? What is the purpose and significance of these mealtime prayers. Do we acknowledge each meal as a miracle from God? Jon Bloom reminds us of this precious ritual and how we can make these prayers fresh, meaningful and beautiful.
A father shares that even the most fragile lives warrant our love. He shares the early journey of accepting and loving their 4 year old son with severe Downs syndrome. His journey is not alone, but he seeks to encourage the reader that God will supply every need, and God promises to provide the strength and grace you need every moment of every day.
I wish I can say that my wife and I have never had a winter season of marriage. We have. Some winters are mild, and some are harsher. Melissa Kruger seeks to bring hope for those of us in a winter season. She lists eight suggestions on what we should do in this important time.
Do you trust in anything other than God for your child’s happiness and security? The author shares 5 reasons that we should trust in God alone and fear Him and not the world. Reasons #2 and #4 are my favorite.
You learn so much about your spouse once you are married. Some things are good. You also learn many things that are not so good. In fact, you know more about your spouse’s weakness and failures than any other person. It becomes our desire and responsibility to make sure we protect our spouses by being a “secret keeper.”