Our Need for God’s Word

There can be no greater wish for every Christian parent than that their child would have a close walk with God. We have experienced the sweetness of a relationship with Him and so we rightly pray and desire for our children to bask in His love, too! As such, we …

The Power of Words

We’ve all heard the same mantra, passed down for generations: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” The question is, is that true? I would argue that James would disagree: “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his …

A Fathers Favoritism

Have you ever felt as though you were less valuable than someone else? We all experience it at some point. A coworker might be praised while no thanks is given to you, despite the two of you sharing the workload. Or what about when you are disrespected by a loved …

Is Gentle Parenting Biblical?

The question is often asked – and I like the question for the sake of discussion – “is gentle parenting consistent with the Bible?”  I want to talk about gentleness. There are many commands in Scripture which are covenantal and applicable to the church, and which point the Christian to …

The Lawlessness of Spanking

The subject matter of this article is a sensitive topic and I believe it will be received with mixed emotions. In this, my words will very likely step on toes; I am required thus to speak carefully and to rely on Scripture alone. If I am wrong in my conclusions, …

Blessed are the Gentle

As parents, we have good days and we have bad days; how we respond points to our worldview. “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”‭‭ EPHESIANS‬ ‭6:4‬, NASB‬‬ Paul has just written to the Ephesian church, and …

Worship by Example

I’ll never forget the evening I was dressing our son, when he proved to me how attentive he is. We had seldom spent time tutoring our toddler to associate his body parts with words. Then one day, just for fun, I asked him where his ears were. He correctly identified …