John Pate

Who Is Love?—And Do You Know Him
Who Is Love?—And Do You Know Him John Pate

When we try to love our families and fall short, maybe it’s time to look elsewhere. Where can we find a true, reliable source of love? The Bible tells us that there is only one person who can enable us to love our children. This article takes a closer look at Him and His amazing love for our families.

What Is Love—And Do You Have It?
What Is Love—And Do You Have It? John Pate

Nearly every dad has experienced an innate love and care for his children. Sometimes, however, the going gets tough, and love is tested. How do you know if you really love your children like God desires? In 1 Corinthians 13:4–8, Paul gives us a picture of how God describes love.

Slow Down: Leading the Way to Rest
Slow Down: Leading the Way to Rest John Pate

Real rest is often elusive—for dads and families alike. Rest doesn’t show up simply because it’s on the calendar. How can we as dads learn both to rest and to lead our families in rest? Explore three key truths about rest and some practical ideas for applying them to your daily life.

A Conversation About Raising Children With Disabilities
A Conversation About Raising Children With Disabilities John Pate

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.

Teach Your Child to Say “Yes”
Teach Your Child to Say “Yes” John Pate

A vital part of training our children to submit to authority includes requiring a verbal expression of submission. Explore the biblical reasons for this principle as well as some ways dads can practically teach their children to say “yes.”

3 Habits to Cultivate in 2021
3 Habits to Cultivate in 2021 John Pate

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.

31 Ways to Help Your Weary Wife
31 Ways to Help Your Weary Wife John Pate

How can a husband help his weary wife shoulder her load? 1 Peter 3:7 gives believing husbands a clear mission: “live with your wives in an understanding way.” Here are thirty-one practical ways you can do just that.

This Day We Fight
This Day We Fight John Pate

In order to be the leader God wants us to be, you and I must daily fight sin. Paul’s letter to the Colossian believers gives us a much-needed battle plan to live victorious lives.