John Pate

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Make Christmas Meaningful for Your Family John Pate

How can believing dads help their families catch the meaning of Christmas this year? Far more meaningful than any holiday décor, the true Christmas message can be on display as you serve your family like Christ Himself.

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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.

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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.

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I Can’t Get Anything Done Around Here John Pate

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Open Their Eyes John Pate

It’s easy to be caught up in the day-to-day activities of being a dad and forget this sobering truth: your children need something that you cannot give them. They need their eyes opened. In 1 Corinthians 2, we meet the only Person who can open blind eyes.