Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline

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Discipline is a key component of discipleship and the problem solving side of parenting that recognizes something is wrong in the heart of the child. In this article we will explore five characteristics of biblical discipline.

Why Homeschool? 15 Reasons We Choose to Home Educate Our Children

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Here are 15 reasons why my wife and I decided to homeschool our children.

Understanding Biblical Authority: 3 Categories of Illegitimate Authority

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Authority is not a popular concept. We like to have authority, but not to be under authority. The Bible is our authority when we acknowledge it is true, embrace it, submit to it, and walk in obedience to God’s Word. Sometimes, often unintentionally, Christians look to others sources of authority such as science, experience, or man's word and would benefit from learning how to give the Bible functional authority in their life.

Characteristics of a Disciple-Making Grandparent

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Almost every grandparent that I’ve met wants to connect deeply with their children and grandchildren and make an eternal difference in their lives. The Bible equips us to do that. In this post I explore four biblical principles that will help you disciple future generations.

The Tale of Two Lumberjacks: A Meditation on Eccl. 10:10

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Ecclesiastes reminds us, "If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed" (Eccl. 10:10). The point of Ecclesiastes 10:10 is clear: Wise people sharpen their edge. Read more to learn how to sharpen your edge and experience three impactful outcomes.

A Family-Equipping Vision for Your Church

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A concise and compelling family-equipping vision to help your church implement a strategy to equip parents and grandparents to disciple future generations.

Five Reasons for Family Worship

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Today, dedicate yourself to the discipleship of your children in family worship. Here are five reasons for you to consider.

Family Talk: News and Resources for Family Discipleship

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News and Resources for Family Discipleship: Children trained to be social justice warriors | Six truths about parenting that change everything | Recognize the attack on your family | Sexual dialogue in television shows

My Child Told Me He is Gay, Now What?

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I'm regularly asked by parents whose child has told them that he thinks he is gay and wonder what to do next. Here are a few items to consider if you find yourself in this unexpected place.

Why Worldview Matters

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Every parent, grandparent, and pastor that I know wants to see their children grow up to know, love, and follow Jesus for a lifetime, yet many struggle to pass on faith to the next generation. That's why worldview matters. Biblical worldview is worthy of our attention and resources. Here are six reasons why every family, church, and school needs to help children develop a biblical worldview.

A Poem about the State of the American Church

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A poem about the state of many evangelical churches in America. May God coming to reform the church to align with the Bible.

What Music is Your Child or Grandchild Listening to?

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Music is one of many influences that shape the beliefs of children. A Lifeway study recently found that listening to Christian music was one of the top three influences that led toward lifelong faith in children. What messages are imbedded in the songs children hear and what are are some good Christian music for children?

Family Talk: News and Resources for Family Discipleship

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News and Resources for Family Discipleship: The importance of biblical worship | Raising Children that are not of the world | The need for a biblical foundation for kids | Intentional grandparenting at Answers in Genesis

Grandparents Are Influential, Second Only to Parents

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Who are the most influential people in a young person’s life? A Barna study wanted to know the answer to a similar question and asked 602 teenagers, “Who, besides your parents, do you admire most as a role model?” According to Barna, the top five influences in the life of young people are...

When Do Americans Become Christians?

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A survey from the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) found that 63% of individuals become a Christian between the age of 4-14, with the medium age being 11. The same survey also found that 34% of individuals become a Christian between the age of 15-29. According to this study, 98% of individuals become a Christian before the age of 30.

Family Talk: News and Resources for Family Discipleship

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News and Resources for Family Discipleship: Gender neutral names on the rise | Children choosing their own gender | Learn about the "Woke Movement"