An Alternative to Micromanaging Your Children

by Derek Brown – Feb 4

A recent blog post at

As parents we often struggle with this reality: the older our kids get, the weightier their decisions become. We also realize there is a great deal of evil in the world that we want to protect our children from. Given these facts, parents are often tempted to […]

Caring for Families and Developmentally Delayed Children

by Derek Brown – Feb 1

Darby Strickland at recently posted an article on practical ways to minister to families with developmentally delayed children:

To care well for a family who has a child with developmental delays, the multitude of the gifts and skills of the body of Christ are needed. Here are practical ways the local church can minister […]

Parenting as Storytelling

by Derek Brown – Jan 30

Tony Reinke explains:

Training children to love reading can be tough. Okay, really tough. A host of visual entertainment competes for our children’s attention. Things like video games, which are not necessarily bad in themselves, can spill over boundaries and erode a child’s love of reading. When visual entertainment choices threaten a love […]

How Do You Teach A Child About The Imputed Righteousness Of Christ?

by Derek Brown – Jan 28

Brian Croft answers with illustrations from his own attempts with his children.

We talk about the gospel constantly in our house and in our family devotions with our children.   However, we can be tempted to have these conversations with our children on a superficial level without discussing the deep theological truths wrapped up in the gospel.  We think […]

Don't Remain a Boy: Become a Man

by Derek Brown – Jan 25

What’s wrong with remaining boyish?  Owen Strachan tells us:

The boy-man is selfish, young, immature, addicted to games, immune to responsibility, foul-mouthed, and weak. He’s overwhelmed by adulthood, so he chooses to stay in some sort of boyish fantasy. He doesn’t want to build big things, meaningful things, like a family, a six-decade marriage, a socially and […]

10 Things to Pray for Your Wife

by Derek Brown – Jan 23

Jonathan Parnell, writing at the DesiringGod, recently posted a brief yet very helpful article for Christian husbands.

Our hunger for God will not be confined to our closets. As we know him and delight in all that he is for us in Jesus, our joy in him reaches beyond personal experience […]

Christian Parenting Reminders

by Derek Brown – Jan 21

Jason Helopoulos, guest blogging for Kevin DeYoung at the Gospel Coalition, offers parents a few timely reminders.

Some of my greatest joys in life stem from being a parent to two delightful children. However, some of my greatest struggles in life also stem from being a parent […]

Pastors Loving and Leading their Children

by Derek Brown – Jan 18

The Gospel Coalition recently provided this encouraging video with Joshua Harris, Kent Hughes, and Voddie Baucham in which each man discusses the practical ways they have sought to love their children.

From Collin Hanson:

You’ve heard the horror stories. You know the temptations. So let’s look to some positive examples and learn from […]

Alistar Begg's "Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure" only $0.99 on Kindle

Alistar Begg's "Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure" only $0.99 on Kindle

by Derek Brown – Jan 17

The Kindle version of Alistar Begg’s Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure is currently $.99 at Amazon!  Below is a description of the book:

From Amazon: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Months, even years, before the wedding, couples […]

Eight Lies That Destroy Marriage

by Derek Brown – Jan 16

Bill Eliff, writing at

Imagine meeting with an engaged couple a few weeks before they are married. With excitement they describe how they met and how their relationship developed. The husband-to-be proudly describes how he set up a perfect romantic evening so he could pop the big question.

Then they surprise you by saying, […]