Spiritual Growth

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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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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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Faith Is Not Blind Chris Pennington

As a Christian dad, how you think and talk about faith carries heightened importance because your conception of faith will filter down to your children. The Bible constantly encourages us to have faith in God because he is trustworthy. God wants us to express this kind of honoring faith to him.

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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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How Dads Wait on the Lord Chris Pennington

God continually commends waiting as an important part of the Christian walk, but what does waiting on God look like? How do you know if you’re waiting on the Lord? Here’s a biblical starting point.

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I Can’t Get Anything Done Around Here John Pate