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Clear Instructions for Fathers Guest: Todd Curtis

Growing fathers can often feel uncertain about how we are to go about parenting our children. Thankfully, God has provided clear and powerful instructions in His Word. Guest writer Todd Curtis, a father of four grown children who are faithfully following Christ, points fathers to God’s clear instructions.

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Six Considerations When God Answers No Chris Pennington

Dads have authorities—just like our kids! It’s hard enough to respond correctly to human authorities, but how can you respond correctly when God says “No”? As we learn how to submit to God’s Fatherly care, we’ll also learn something of the heart of the Father.

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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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Getting Started With Family Worship Kristopher Schaal

The basic elements of family worship are easy to accomplish–simply read, sing, and pray together!

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The Sinfulness of Sin Chris Pennington

Most kids and dads don’t think about sin accurately. We tend to view sin as an inconvenience, an interruption, or a social ill. But the Bible teaches us to think and parent differently.

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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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What to Know as a First-Time Dad John Dalrymple

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.

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Dads and Authority Part 3 Kristopher Schaal

How can we as Christian fathers avoid provoking our children? Here are five safeguards you can put into place to avoid provoking your children to wrath without compromising your parental authority.

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The Power of Family Routines Chris Pennington

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.