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

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Book Review – ‘Prayers of an Excellent Wife: Intercession for Him’ by Andrew Case

Book Review – ‘Prayers of an Excellent Wife: Intercession for Him’ by Andrew Case

by Jacob Dunlow – Mar 21

Prayers of an Excellent Wife: Intercession for Him. By Andrew Case. Louisville, KY: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009, 245 pp., $8.99.

Marriage is not easy. What many struggle with is the connection from the desire to have a God-honoring [...]

Equipping the Generations: How Pornography Works

by Albert Mohler – Mar 19

We are fast becoming a pornographic society. Over the course of the last decade, explicitly sexual images have crept into advertising, marketing, and virtually every niche of American life. This ambient pornography is now almost everywhere, from the local shopping mall to prime-time television.

By some estimations, the production and sale of explicit pornography now [...]

Book Review – ‘Water of the Word: Intercession for Her’ by Andrew Case

Book Review – ‘Water of the Word: Intercession for Her’ by Andrew Case

by Jacob Dunlow – Mar 14

Water of the Word: Intercession for Her, 2nd edition. By Andrew Case. Louisville: CreateSpace, 2010, 248 pp., $8.99.

One does not have to be in pastoral ministry long to see the disconnect that can take place between the biblical [...]

Equipping the Generations: Words of Grace for the Repentant Parent

by Todd Meadows – Mar 12

You have read the books, been to the conferences, favorited the latest tweets, and perhaps even received a degree declaring that you are a “certified” expert on how to minister to families. Now, if the parents in your ministry will just follow your advice, their home will be overflowing with Bible studies and wonderful [...]

“So Many Voices:” The Piety of St. Monica, Mother of Augustine

by Matthew Haste – Mar 10

In The History of St. Monica, Émile Bougaud (1823–1888) introduced his subject with the lofty claim that readers should sing such a biography rather than read it (1).  Believing Monica had possessed “the most beautiful love that perhaps ever existed,” Bougaud encouraged mothers to look to her example and recognize “how divine is the [...]

The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry 4.1 is Now Available

The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry 4.1 is Now Available

by Derek Brown – Mar 3

We are proud to announce that the latest issue of the Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry is now available.  Please click here for a PDF version of the entire issue.  Note below the table of contents.

EDITORIAL
How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the [...]

Book Review: ‘Spiritual Parenting’ by Michelle Anthony

Book Review: ‘Spiritual Parenting’ by Michelle Anthony

by Jim Rairick – Dec 16

Anthony, Michelle. Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening For Today’s Families. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2010. pp. 220, $14.99.

Spiritual Parenting provides a framework from which to think about God, yourself as a parent and your children. It does not [...]

Leading Your Child to Christ

by Andy Johnson – Dec 11

It is a truly exciting thing to be involved in your child’s spiritual journey. Ensuring your child is cared-for in terms of physical and emotional provision is certainly important. The greatest contribution you can make to your child’s well-being, however, is instilling a fervent love for Jesus Christ. But how does this happen? What [...]

The Portrayal of Fathers in Popular Media

by David McGee and Bryce Hantla – Dec 9

“Honey, what area am I in charge of in this house?” said the dad in Good Luck Charlie, a Disney Channel show we watch with my kids. Bob’s words were addressed to his television wife Amy, after she had corrected him in front [...]

Intergenerational Discipleship: Grandparents as Disciple Makers

by Aaron Williams – Dec 4

As I look back over my life, I can see God’s hand preparing me to minister to seniors. I can also see how God used many seniors to minister to me in my formative years.

My Grandparents, The Prayer Warriors
My grandparents played a vital role in leading me to Jesus Christ. I don’t think they [...]