Family Ministry Today

The Center for Christian Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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I’ve Been Dancing With Her Ever Since
by Jared Musgrove – Mar 24

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children… Proverbs 13:22

Stories are powerful. They have a unique way of speaking to us and shaping who we are. Stories are a means of discipleship. That is why I believe storytelling is essential to the [...]

Recent Posts

Why I Don’t Want to Raise an Obedient Child
by Lyette Reback – Mar 12

It’s funny the things people will ask me when they discover I have 15 children.  Most times, the questions are a barrage of “How do you do it?” and “Don’t you know what causes that?”  Sometimes the questions are heartfelt – “How did you get to [...]

Don’t Just Teach Your Kids About the Lord
by Matt McCauley – Feb 3

by Matt McCauley, Children’s and Middle School Minister, The Village Church

Odds are, your kids aren’t going to remember everything you taught them. But it will be nearly impossible for them to forget the things you were passionate about. In fact, they will very likely grow up [...]

The Power of Plastic Love in Parenting
by Coleman M. Ford – Jan 29

There is delicate balance between authority and love in parenting. Perhaps some of have memories of parents who were too permissive, allowing you to get away with almost anything, all because they were afraid that punishment was the opposite of love. Or maybe some of us have memories of authoritarian parents who kept us [...]

Children and Picky Eating
by Coleman Ford – Jan 27

Over at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) blog, Dr. Justin Smith writes about toddlers and picky eating. Though it may not seem at first glance that such a topic is worthy of theological reflection, Smith does an excellent job breaking down the issue in order to help parents analyze this behavior. He [...]

The Greatest Barrier to Students on the Mission Field? Parents.
by Coleman Ford – Jan 20

Over at Desiring God, Kim Ransleben reflects on young adults’ desires for international missions work. Their infectious eagerness is encouraging,  however, there are numerous questions regarding how to make this work. She remarks:

My husband and I sat with a couple dozen college students one night to [...]

The Christ-Centered Family
by Coleman M. Ford – Jan 6

Recently on Ask Pastor John, a regular podcast from Desiring God, Francis Chan shared his reflections on having a Christ-centered family. Here are some stand-out quotes:

  • “The more I spend time with Jesus…the more my wife and kids like me.”
  • “The more I pray to God and the more I see answers to prayers, the more [...]