Tag Archive | Family and Marriage

Whatever Happened to Values

For four consecutive years, I was invited to speak to the sophomore health class of a local high school on the topic of values. Knowing how sensitive the public school system is, I would carefully prepare my presentation each year so as not to be offensive to anyone. I opened my speech with an illustration […]

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Preparing a Child For Life

There are no perfect parents. No one knows that better than someone who is a parent. When you’re growing up, you are very aware of the mistakes your parents make with you. You promise yourself that when you have children you will not make these same mistakes with them. And for most of us, this is true. We made […]

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Developing Discipline in Kids

Before we can develop discipline in our kids, we must understand the concept of discipline. The word brings to mind such things as spanking, grounding, or shouting orders. The biblical definition of discipline doesn’t mean any of the above; it means “training.” Webster also defines discipline as “training intended to elicit a specific pattern of behavior or character; and behavior […]

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The Love Factor

Sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and even Planned Parenthood counselors contend that love is the single most important ingredient in parenting. Love is a powerful agent in any type of relationship. That’s one point on which everyone agrees. Nevertheless, it’s perhaps the most misunderstood emotion, especially in America. For many, it’s been reduced to a symbol rather than something of substance. One U. S. […]

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The Bible, Respect, and Authority

As a parent, you’ve certainly earned the right to say with greater emotion than any politician, salesman, or comedian, “I get no respect!” In fact, if you were to check your dictionary for the definition of the word “father,” you will find that it falls directly between “fathead” and “fatigue” in the dictionary. And “mother” falls somewhere between “motheaten” and “motion […]

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Praying For Your Children

Scripture reveals the Father’s will for His children and provides guidelines to help parents pray for our sons and daughters. Parents should pray: 1. That our children will be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:3-4). 2. That Jesus Christ be formed in our children (see Galatians 4:19). 3. That […]

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Praying For Your Children

Scripture reveals the Father’s will for His children and provides guidelines to help parents pray for our sons and daughters. Parents should pray: 1. That our children will be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:3-4). 2. That Jesus Christ be formed in our children (see Galatians 4:19). 3. That our children–the seed of […]

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Five Sure Ways to Hinder Your Children’s Walk With God

1. Never pray as a family or let your children hear you praying in your home. 2. Neglect the Word of God in your home–Reading the Bible is best done at church. 3. Allow any trivial thing such as company, homework, headache, or a social event to stop you from attending church. This will reinforce in the young person’s […]

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A Father’s Prayer For His Grown Children

“And… Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually” (Job 1:5). Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you today, not for myself but […]

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Raising Young People So You Can Rejoice!

“The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice; and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him” (Proverbs 15:20). Advice For Raising Young People: 1. Remember: The family atmosphere reflects the attitudes of you, the parents. The way the father and mother face life and treat each other determines how our children view their world and […]

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