discipline

Clear Instructions for Fathers
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.

Dads and Authority Part 2
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.

David: Great King Lousy Dad
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.

What Makes My Child Who He Is?
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.

Do As I Do
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!