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.
I recently read Crazy Busy, by Kevin DeYoung. It’s a great little book, and it helped me a lot. However, one chapter in particular stood out to me. The title of the chapter is “You Need to Stop Freaking Out about Your Kids.” Here are some of the highlights as well as four takeaways.
The job of parenting is overwhelming. How exactly do you raise a child to love, honor, know, and cherish God with all his heart, soul, and mind? In my family we’ve found faithfully sticking to a few simple practices each day shapes our home in ways that grand plans never can. In short, we’ve seen God begin to build our home through our ordinary, daily practices.
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.