by John Starke – Feb 8
It is important to realize, when reading Baxter and the Puritans, that there was no guarded language when speaking of how the Christian household ought to look like. They simply assumed the clear, biblical teaching of a husbandʼs authority in the family and a wifeʼs joyful submission. So then, at one level, Baxterʼs direction [...]
by John Starke – Feb 7
Much could be said about Richard Baxterʼs, the 17th century puritan, instruction for the Christian family. He is deeply practical and has the actual family in mind when writing. What I mean is that he is not speaking to academics, scholars, or, even other pastors. He is mainly speaking to fathers, mothers, and, also, [...]
by Dennis Rainey – Feb 6
There is a story of a man who died and went to heaven to find two signs above two different lines. One sign said: “ALL THOSE MEN WHO HAVE BEEN DOMINATED BY THEIR WIVES, STAND HERE.” That line of men seemed to stretch off through the clouds into infinity.
The second sign read: “ALL THOSE [...]
by Derek Brown – Feb 4
We see leadership in Christ’s sacrifice not only in the fact that he planned it and took the initiative, but also in the fact that he died to give an example to us. Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matt. [...]
by Derek Brown – Feb 3
From Amazon: This bestselling classic encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction. Men will find practical insight on topics such as a father’s influence, maintaining purity, and husband-and-wife teamwork. In [...]
by David Prince – Feb 2
At some point in recent years it became fashionable among Christians to not keep score at children’s sporting events. It is sometimes treated as the proper Christian approach and attitude toward sports. Of course, the all too common, win at all costs, cultural sports idolatry is patently unbiblical and must be rejected among Christians.
by W. Ryan Steenburg – Feb 1
Discussion With Stuart Scott, co-author of The Faithful Parent.
Martha Peace and Stuart Scott. 2010. The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to Raising a Family. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing Company.
“Parents and children need help, a lot of help. They need help from [...]
by Derek Brown – Jan 31
Below is an excerpt from a blog post by C. J. Mahaney in which he exhorts fathers to take an active interest in protecting and promoting their daughters’ modesty. According to Mahaney, fathers cannot avoid their responsibility to lead in this area—even if drawing clear lines and remaining firm in one’s decisions may be, [...]
by W. Ryan Steenburg – Jan 30
The purpose of this two-phase sequential mixed methods study was to explore best practices for training parents to pursue household family discipleship among churches identified as holding and conducting a family ministry philosophy and approach. This research used quantitative methods to measure parents’ perception and practices, and qualitative methods to explore the best practices.