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Teenagers and social media: How should parents address this?

Teenagers and social media: How should parents address this?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Jun 10
Jim Stitzinger answers this questions in a blog post he titles, Social media and middle school. In this post he addresses the reality that our children live in a generation that is unprecedentedly marked by social media and digital information. The take away from Stitzinger’s […]
Do you want to ask Jesus into your heart? How should you share the Gospel with Children?

Do you want to ask Jesus into your heart? How should you share the Gospel with Children?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – May 25
David Platt addresses this important and even controversial question in a talk he entitles, “Sharing the Gospel with Children.”  In this talk he provides three tips in response to this question.
  1. Maximize Interaction: Constantly ask open ended questions that encourage […]
What does a weaned child with its mother have to do with humility before God?

What does a weaned child with its mother have to do with humility before God?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – May 23
In Psalm 131, David compares his humble disposition toward God with that of a weaned child with its mother. Jon Bloom takes a look at this Psalm and unpacks the meaning behind David’s use of this analogy. The heart of […]
Will this kid ever learn? Where is the line between disciplining and provoking your children?

Will this kid ever learn? Where is the line between disciplining and provoking your children?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – May 20

Tim Challies provides a helpful perspective on this important question. In this article he takes a look at Ephesians 6:4 and Colossians 3:21 and among other helpful insights he suggests that Paul’s alternative to provoking your children, namely, discipline […]

Parenting, Should it be this Difficult?

Parenting, Should it be this Difficult?

by Michael T. Graham Jr. – Apr 20

Kevin DeYoung seeks to answer this question in a post he titles, The Great Parental Freak Out. In this article he discusses four things parents should stop “freaking out about,” and he provides sagacious solutions to parental concerns about raising their […]

Six Reasons to Pray the Bible

Six Reasons to Pray the Bible

by Donald S. Whitney – Aug 4

Why pray the Bible?

1. You’ll pray biblically-saturated, biblically-shaped prayers. This means you’ll have greater assurance that you’re praying the will of God. The Bible makes plain (in 1 John 5:14-15 specifically) that we must pray according to the will of God if we expect him […]

How We Do Family Devotions

How We Do Family Devotions

by Tim Challies – Jul 30

 

I am a believer in family devotions. So are most of you, I’m sure. But when I talk to other Christians, and especially to men, I find that this little family tradition is the source of a lot of regret and frustration. Many Christians feel […]

8 Ways to Honor Marriage

by David Murray – Jun 4

We honor marriage because God honors it. Indeed the whole Trinity testifies that marriage is honorable.

  • God the Father honored it by designing, instituting, regulating, and witnessing the first marriage. God defines it’s nature, its parties, and its terms.
  • Christ honored it by performing his first miracle at a wedding (John 2) and using […]

3 Ways to Show a Child Unconditional Love

by Jared Kennedy – Apr 30

I’ve been reading D. Ross Campbell’s classic book on parenting, How to Really Love Your Child. Campbell’s premise is that a child needs unconditional love more than anything else. He tells us, “A child is the most needy person in our society, and the greatest need is love.” […]

Ask often, “What does the Bible say?”

by Donald S. Whitney – Apr 23

From BiblicalSpirituality.org, the blog of Donald Whitney (@DonWhitney).

Some of the most important changes in my life occurred when I thought to ask, “What does the Bible say about this?”

The way I spend the Lord’s Day, for example, and my thinking about what activities please God in worship were dramatically changed when […]