Blog Posts on Parenting
Keeping Home Priorities In View
Bible scholar Don Carson cautions us about parental hypocrisy by recalling the enduring impact of his parents’ prayerful example:
My father was a church planter in Québec, in the difficult years when there was strong opposition, some of it brutal.…
My bank teller must be a dad.
Every time I go to the bank, he gives my children the exact same colored lollipops. I’ve never asked him to do this, but, without fail, he digs through the lollipop basket until…Continue Reading
Fearfully and Wonderfully Drawn
I took Henry and Maggie to the pediatrician for their one-month appointment. Maggie wore pink pajamas and Henry wore blue pajamas. Yes, they wore their pajamas to the doctor; changing clothes wasn’t a priority. I don’t remember if I even…Continue Reading
Tell Your Children What Hitler Did
When Your Son Asks
When your son asks you in time to come, "What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?" then you shall say to your son, "We…
Kids Feel What Parents Expressively Feel
In this two-minute video that Talitha and I made at home, I give a snapshot of how the Lord teaches me deep things through my little grandchildren. The lesson is simple. But the summons is for a miracle to happen…Continue Reading
Parents, Beware: Proverbs Are Not Promises
Far too many of us who (rightly) renounce the so-called "prosperity gospel" (wrongly) coddle our own little version of it as we focus on our families.
In recent decades, Christian television has spread what many call the “prosperity…
Praying for Your Children
Darrin Patrick, speaker at our 2012 Conference for Pastors:
We'd love for you to join us in Minneapolis from January 30 to February 1. Register for just $145, or bring a group of five or more from your church for…Continue Reading
Parenting Grown Children
Doug Wilson will join us in Minneapolis on January 30 to February 1 for our 2012 Conference for Pastors, "God, Manhood & Ministry: Building Men for the Body of Christ." Register before December 30 for just $130.