When parents are in the thick of life with their children, they often take little time to stand back and reflect on the big picture. The big picture being: engaging with your children in the moments is the point of parenting, not wishing for things to be “perfect” or “right” in the moment, but messy and […]
Parent and Child Dedication/Baptism is a tradition among many communities of faith. It is important to dedicate our children to the Lord and commit to prepare them spiritually for the world they have entered. It is the duty of the parents to form faith within the family and the privilege of the church to equip […]
Two years ago, I wanted to clearly define a path forward in the discussion at Hayward Wesleyan Church regarding family discipleship. In order to do this, I wrote up a one-page document which clearly outlined our initial three initiatives: Read the Bible @ home with your children (at least once a week, or more if […]
What would such a plan look like?
Children need to be taught to obey. Why? Parents, teaching your children to obey is actually training your children to obey God. When our children are young, things need to be black and white. Obedience brings blessing and disobedience brings punishment. Children have to learn that disobedience does not work for them. Can you imagine […]
Men Need to Know Their Family Men need to know their family intimately, not on a superficial level. What are you concerned about? What are you worried about? How are you doing? How are we doing? Men fail to know their families in that their family is not a priority. Men show their spouse as […]
We talk often of encouraging parents, but we need to equally warn and caution parents of the dangers and threats families face in our world. “We are very diligent to protect our material assets, and we need to be equally, if not more, diligent to protect our family’s spiritual welfare.” What are a couple of […]
Kids feel what parents expressively feel
Dr. Rob Rienow makes a compelling argument for family-based ministry
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