By carving out one-on-one time with your kids, you are creating a context where Deuteronomy 6:6–7 can happen. Spending time one-on-one with your kids will help you to build relationships and engage in heart-level conversations.
Take the opportunity to shepherd your believing children and help them biblically view and share their salvation testimony.
The Bible is your best parenting power tool, but you must know how to use it. 2 Timothy 3:16–17 says that the Bible has four uses, the first of which is “doctrine.” We use the Bible for doctrine when we instill a Christian worldview into our children using the Bible.
The work of contentment is not merely to lower your expectations or settle for current circumstances as “OK, I guess.” It is to open your eyes to the abundance God has lavished on you (and your family) exactly as and where you are.
We all need a template to follow as fathers—no matter our upbringing. In God’s grace, he has provided examples for us to follow. Christian dads who father biblically display these five qualities of exemplary fatherhood.
Driving every sinful grasp for money is a discontented heart reaching for something to “fix what’s wrong” with your circumstances. As dads, we must lead the way in living a lifestyle marked by contentment and satisfaction.
Why gather with a particular church family? Similar standards? Excellence in worship? Quality kids programs? Have you ever valued a church family because it provided your kids with healthy diversity, loving accountability and ministry opportunities?
What place does the church play in your family’s life? More than religious childcare and networking opportunities, the church is a family that is essential for the spiritual growth of you and your children. Here are the first three of six reasons why your kids need a church family.