Fathers bear the ultimate responsibility to raise their children according to the Bible (Eph. 6:4)! Thankfully, there are numerous tools available that can help us. Let me introduce you to a resource that accomplishes just that: The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New by Marty Machowski.
This isn’t news to anybody: dads get stressed! Life is full, and our response to busyness, difficulty, and changed plans affects our families for good or bad. Here are some simple but powerful truths from God’s Word with which we can fill our minds—truths that can both grow us as dads and foster biblical responses in those we lead.
As parents we are to ensure that our children are guided to entertainment that does not detract from their call to holy living for God’s glory. Here are some Scriptural benchmarks or checks that will help govern our family entertainment choices.
Our children are constantly exposed to and pursuing various forms of entertainment. We have an opportunity as dads to direct them to the perfect guide that can help them think through and wisely consume all forms of entertainment. Let’s go to God’s wonderful Word to find truths and principles that can guide our kids’ entertainment choices.
Genesis chapters 1-11 present simple realities about God, us, and our relationship to him. In a sense, we find the central core of absolute truth in these chapters in the form of timeless and central realities our children can understand. These are truths that we are responsible to teach them, to show them.