Raising children with disabilities presents unique and difficult challenges. With challenges like frequent medical appointments and the need for specialized discipleship, parents of disabled children must continually access God’s abundant grace. Three families share what they’re learning from the journey and how the church can support them.
In addition to diaper changing techniques and the value of a minivan, there are some foundational realities about pregnancy, birth, and the early years that every dad should be aware of. Here are a few things I’ve learned that I think every first-time dad should know.
The job of parenting is overwhelming. How exactly do you raise a child to love, honor, know, and cherish God with all his heart, soul, and mind? In my family we’ve found faithfully sticking to a few simple practices each day shapes our home in ways that grand plans never can. In short, we’ve seen God begin to build our home through our ordinary, daily practices.
One of my least-favorite responsibilities as a dad is disciplining my children. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather just feed them ice cream, play games, and wrestle all day long! However, there are many biblical reasons why it is essential that we train our kids to obey.
How can you and I make a difference this year, in our personal lives, our families, and our communities? The Scripture indicates that it is the small habits of obedience that will make the biggest difference. Three basic habits, when done over the long haul, will have a big impact this year.
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