Contributed on May 2, 2004
Would you like to be a successful Christian parent? Would you like to raise your children so that they’ll please God? Paul gives us powerful guidelines on how to make a difference in our child’s life.
OPEN - I read a poem several years ago that went this way: If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it is yours... If it doesn’t, it never was. But, if it just sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, takes your money, and doesn’t appear to realize ...read more
Contributed on May 10, 2004
What role does a mother play in shaping the character and future of her children?
OPEN: Steve Pollard said his mother was very influential in his life… he said: My mother taught me RELIGION: "You better pray that will come of the carpet." My mother taught me LOGIC: "Because I said so, that’s why." My mother taught me CONTORTIONISM: "Will you look at the dirt on the back of ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2004
In our society, dads have almost become irrelevant. But in God’s mind, fathers are almost indispensable. Find out why.
OPEN: A writer named Donald Ogden Stewart, had a son away at prep school. When his son reached the age of 14, Stewart wrote him the following letter: "Dear son, now that you have reached the magic age of fourteen, the time has come to tell you about the flowers and the bees. There is a male and a ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2004
There are several myths that cripple our potential to raise Godly kids. Do you know what they are?
OPEN: A man once wrote about the fact that when he was a teenager, he had a drug problem. I was “drug” to Church on Sunday Morning. I was “drug” to Church on Sunday night. I was “drug” to Church on Wednesday night. I was “drug” to Sunday School every week. I was “drug” to Vacation Bible ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
God used memories (the feast days) to help His people "remember" who they were and who they belonged to. How can we use the same principle for our children?
OPEN: Memorial Day originated when Southern women scattered spring flowers on the graves of soldiers during the Civil War. They honored the Northern dead as well as their own in this way. After the war, General John A. Logan (commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic) named May 30th as a ...read more