For those of you who are in my generation you know that growing older changes things. Age has a way of stealing so many of the things you once enjoyed like energy and strength and are replaced with comfy chairs and long naps. But it is not all bad. There is a great upside to growing older.
The one real benefit to growing older is life experience. Having experienced many of the same things younger people are now experiencing, I have the experience and knowledge to help them. Continue Reading →
Being a parent is a grand experiment, wouldn’t you agree? After all, this is the first time we have done this, and in many cases, we really didn’t have the best experience or training growing up.
So, how do you do this? What can you do from the beginning that will produce healthy, productive, happy kids?
My wife Susan and I were very fortunate in that we both grew up in solid, stable Christian homes. So, a lot of what we did came from our parents. Continue Reading →
Being a parent in the world today is a real challenge. There is so much more that a parent has to be aware of and consider in raising a child than ever before. Our children are at risk in so many ways.
You cannot turn your head or some sick person might harm your child in some way. You have to be aware of what your kids are watching on TV, or doing on the computer, and you have to be aware of what they are being taught in school, or what kinds of friends they hang out with. Continue Reading →
Fathers have a critical role in the family. The father sets the tone for the family and especially his children. It is the leadership of the Father that has the most impact on his kids. God gives the father some specific instructions on how he is to lovingly raise his children so that they grow up with a healthy respect for their dad.
Consider these instructions in this single verse.
Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger – do not exasperate them to resentment – but rear them tenderly in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord. Continue Reading →