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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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Book Review: The Promises of God Bible Storybook John Dalrymple

If you are looking for a children’s Bible storybook that is “conversational, whimsical, and biblically faithful,” consider adding The Promises of God Storybook Bible to your rotation of family devotion Bibles.

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Dads and Authority Part 2 Kristopher Schaal

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.

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Do Dads Need Friends? Chris Pennington

Making friends as an adult is hard—especially as men. It’s tempting to withdraw or have only surface friendships. But God made us social beings and wants us to draw into a community, to develop healthy male friendships.

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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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Dad Goals 2021—Jonathan Edwards Style Kristopher Schaal

Theologian Jonathan Edwards wrote a famous list of 70 resolutions, some of which are incredibly daunting. As we approach the new year, ask yourself, “What changes should you make to be a more Christlike dad this year?”

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Is There Peace on Earth? John Dalrymple

“Peace on earth” may seem more like a seasonal sentiment than a cultural reality in 2020. Tensions are high in our country and sometimes in our own homes and hearts. How can we find true peace today for ourselves and for our families?

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Nurture Your Family’s Wonder Guest: Tim Lovegrove

Our capacity or lack of capicity to wonder has very serious spiritual implications. As dads, we need both to model a spirit of wonder as well as nurture it in our families. In the process, you’ll be preparing your family for the day of all days, that day when Jesus comes again to be marveled at among all who have believed. (2 Thessalonians 1:10).

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A Very Old Testament Christmas Chris Pennington

For centuries, God’s people longed for the coming of Messiah. As the Christmas promises multiplied, so did the anticipation. This year, turn the whole month into a season of preparation to make the dawning of Christmas morning about more than presents in your home.