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, […]

How J. D. and Kim Crowley Pray for their Children

by Derek Brown – Jan 14

J. D. and Kim Crowley, guest blogging at Andy Naselli’s website:

For around 30 years Kim and I have prayed for our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and their spouses (often during a time of fasting and prayer during the Tuesday or Wednesday lunch hour). Besides praying for individual requests as needs arose, […]

Books for Boys

by Derek Brown – Jan 11

At his blog on children’s literature, Ray Van Neste recently provided an extensive list of books written for boys.  He also lists the titles of several resources that discuss the topic of boys literature and the “importance of reading good stories.”

A colleague recently asked me for some recommendations for books for boys, so […]

Have You Said This Yet To Your Son?

by Derek Brown – Jan 9

Ray Ortland, explaining a note from his dad inscribed on the first pages of his Bible:

In the usual course of events, you will have your son with you on a daily basis, under your roof, at your dinner table, for about eighteen years.  Plenty of time to say to him what needs […]