Tag: parenting

  • Biblical Principle #228: Israel to Ceremonially Cleanse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite was to purify themselves following specific events that made them ceremonially unclean to GOD. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD specified four categories of uncleanness that required a form of ceremonial cleansing: Here is what the Law said about each of these categories:…

  • How to Succeed at Dating and Build a Healthy Marriage (That Stands the Test of Time)

    How do you date effectively (from a Christian perspective)? How do you parent teenage kids who are dating, without going insane or worrying excessively? How do you build a healthy marriage that fulfills your needs and fills your life with joy? What are the keys to strengthening your marriage so that it can withstand life’s…

  • Book Review: The Power of a Praying Parent

    This post was written by Sandy Farmer. By: Stormie Omartian Published: April 1st 2014 by Harvest House Publishers (first published July 1st 1995) 224 pages Genre: Religious, Christian, Spirituality, Self-Help Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!) ( Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Booksamillion.com ) * Note: The above links to Amazon, Book Depository,…

  • What the Old Testament Teaches Us about Elders

    The New Testament tells us that the Law of Moses was our tutor (teacher; guardian; schoolmaster) to bring us to Christ (see Gal. 3:23-25). In this post, let’s look at what our tutor has to say about the role of elders in Old Testament times. Having this foundation helps us better understand the role of…

  • Acting Like Children

    This post was written by Jon Atchison. Becoming a parent changed my understanding of love, patience and re-calibrated my understanding of God’s love for me. If you’re a parent, I imagine you can relate to me in those thoughts and then far beyond. Additionally, I felt more secure in my relationship with God once I…

  • How Parenting Can Change Your Speech (and Make You a Better Person)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing),” I mentioned how becoming a parent has impacted my speech. In this post, I want to elaborate on that thought and share some related thoughts regarding parenting. Newsflash: Parenting is hard. It’s hard on everybody. It’s hard on the parents, the kids, the siblings,…

  • How to be Open with GOD (3 Keys to a Good Relationship with GOD)

    In the post entitled “Why It’s Important to Confess Sin (Practicing Real, Authentic Confession),” I discussed the importance of confessing our sins to GOD. Confession is really a form of agreeing with GOD. It’s saying to Him, “You know what I did. I sinned by ____ . I need your forgiveness. Please forgive me Father.”…

  • Why Prayer is the Perfect Communication Method

    The following post was written by Sandy Farmer. If there’s one thing I’ve realized over the last ten years of my life, it is how often people have a hard time saying how they feel, verbalizing their needs, their feelings, their desires, their hurts, pains, and disappointments. This lack of ability to communicate is a…

  • Godly Ways to Discipline a Child

    How should parents discipline their kids in a godly way? GOD’s wisdom for disciplining children is quite different than the world’s wisdom. “The two topics about which people are least open to receiving advice are parenting and religion.”—Anonymous I heard some variation to this quote years ago and have found it to be quite true,…

  • Church Notes: Parental Discipline

    Here are my notes from a 2011 church meeting where we discussed the topic of what Scripture says about parental discipline.