Today is Father’s Day. A day that we celebrate Father’s, the men who shaped our lives and loved us with unconditional love. Well, that’s what we’d like to celebrate, but reality is, most of us did not have a dad like that.
Perhaps you grew up in a home where your father was absent. He just wasn’t around. Or, perhaps your father was violent or abused you. Perhaps you grew up in a fairly normal household and your father was a mixture of good and bad. Or maybe your father drank too much. Or simply didn’t care.
No matter how you may characterize your father, it doesn’t mean your heavenly father is at all similar to your earthly father. If you are a Christian, you are told that you have been adopted into the family of God. Notice the word adopted. You are legally joined to God via adoption. This isn’t just a good idea or a nice thought, this is a legally binding transaction. You are now apart of God’s family.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” – 1st John 3:1
We are God’s children. And what an amazing thing that is to think about! God himself is our father. And unlike our earthly fathers, He is perfect. He truly is a good father who cares for his children.
Too many times we relate to God the way we relate to our earthly fathers. We think that just because our earthly father didn’t want to spend time with us, that means our Continue reading
In this episode, Autumn and I look at chapter 5 of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, which is entitled “Examining Your Goals.” We look how having the wrong goals can affect your children. You will want to listen to this important episode.
In this episode, we continue our special series on Christian parenting. We are reading through the book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp. This week we are on Chapter 4 and discussing the issue of authority. Please be sure to go back and listen to first three episodes of this series!
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In this episode, we continue our special series on Christian parenting. This week we are looking at Chapter 3 of Tedd Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. This week the discussion revolved around whether a child’s heart is neutral or not. The question is posed, will your child worship God or idols?
In this special series, my wife and I are going chapter by chapter through Tedd Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. This week we are on chapter 2, which talks about the different shaping influences in our children’s lives. Join us for a fun discussion on what that looks like in our lives as we try to see how this book applies to our family. Click the play button on the player below to listen!
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In this special episode, I sit down with my wife to discuss a book we are reading called “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” written by Tedd Tripp. We discuss the general premise of this book, which is that all of our actions are controlled by our heart and children are best corrected by dealing with the heart issue, not the behavior. The behavior is simply a symptom of a deeper underlying issue. We hope you will enjoy this special series. Please feel free to share with your friends and family!
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