PG Part Eight: The Most Important Part

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.Christian dads often get a bad rap when they makes attempts to take the lead in their homes. It is seen as chauvinistic or ego-driven and power hungry. But the bible makes it clear that husbands/fathers […]

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PG Part Seven: The Cowards, The Clueless, and the Committed

Parents come in all varieties. In fact, so does advice to parents! As parents who are attempting to model being disciples of Jesus, we have certainly read our share of books, listened to advice, discussed philosophies with each other, and tried many things with our family. While some of what we have done seems to have been well […]

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PG Part Five: The Goodbyes

Parenting is wracked with goodbyes!!  Well, in our case it has been. We have spent a great deal of time saying goodbye to our kiddos … like the first day of kindergarten (times four), those times that Brent and I have gone away by ourselves and left them with friends or family, student trips/sporting camps, sending the girls to […]

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PG Part Four: Don’t just Give Thanks, Live Thanks

Always give thanks. Many Christian parents raise their kids to “say Grace” before meals. Some lead in a memorized prayer, while in other homes Dads verbalize a mumbled, awkward prayer of blessing on and for the food. Around some dinner tables is a more genuine prayer, but the encouragement to have thankful hearts ends there. The verses […]

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PG Part Three: The Paradox of Faith

Paradox: A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement that when investigated is actually true If Christ-centered parents don’t acknowledge (early on in their kids’ lives) that the truths of Christianity often contain paradox, they will forever be trying to “explain” and “define” a God who can’t be completely explained or defined in human terms. The Bible is filled […]

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PG Part Two: What Not to Say about What Not to Wear

In reflecting on my mothering, one thing (among several) I would change – and I am still working on this one – is sharing my unsolicited opinion regarding my daughter’s choices in hair, clothes, styles, and other things that don’t really matter. Deep down, I want my daughters to become uniquely who God created them to be, and self expression is not a […]

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