discipline

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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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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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David: Great King Lousy Dad John Dalrymple

King David is known as a “man after God’s own heart,” but he made several parenting decisions that had disastrous consequences. There are three important lessons we can learn as dads from the sad stories of David’s sons in 2 Samuel 11–15.

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Dads and Authority Kristopher Schaal

The Bible teaches that a dad’s authority comes from God. That’s a simple truth with profound implications.

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What Makes My Child Who He Is? Kristopher Schaal

Many Christian parents are looking for a formula to ensure that their children trust Christ as Savior and please Him with their lives. Unfortunately, such a formula doesn’t exist. You must work and pray to the end that your children know and faithfully follow God. This is the work of shepherding your child’s heart. In order to do this work, you must understand that your children are the products of two things: shaping influences and Godward orientation.

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Bible Rules vs Family Rules Guest: Kit Johnson

How can you help your children understand the difference between God’s rules and your family’s rules? Pastor Kit Johnson provides four biblical guidelines to help you communicate your family convictions to your kids.

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Do As I Do Kristopher Schaal

Why doesn’t the slogan, “Do as I say, not as I do” ever work with your kids? Because often when it comes to parenting, “actions speak louder than words.” If you are going to effectively disciple your children, they need to see that YOU walk with God!

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Unbiblical Parenting Goals Kristopher Schaal

“What is the goal of parenting?” It’s very easy for dads to slip into pursuing the wrong goals in our parenting. Let’s explore some of those common unbiblical goals and then look at what the Bible has to say.

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How to Respond to Your Child’s Sin Chris Pennington

What does God expect of you when you correct your kids? What should motivate and characterize your correction? Chris Pennington offers two biblical insights: “God desires patient words and a grieving heart.