Blog Posts on Parenting

A Tribute to My Father

John Piper

John Piper's dad

My father was the happiest man I have ever known. Not that he never grumbled (he was a golfer who lost a lot of balls). But he was rooted so firmly in the glory of God’s grace that nothing could keep him down for long.

He loved the promises of God. I just heard him say yesterday on an old recording, quoting William Carey, “The future is as bright as…

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Reinventing Parenthood

John Piper

In the Minneapolis StarTribune last month, we read of the new “baby boomlet.” It illustrates how the vessel of culture sails without a biblical rudder.

Alesha, 36, had her first son at age 18. She had her second when she was 26. In neither case did the Minneapolis woman feel compelled to get married in order to be a good parent or to forge a solid parenting partnership with…

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An Encouragement and Precaution for Parents

John Piper

Jesus tells of two sons:

What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” And he answered, “I will not,” but afterward he changed his mind and went. And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, “I go, sir,” but did not go. (Matthew 21:28-30)

I draw this…

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Happy Birthday, Abraham

John Piper

(I made Abraham post this.)

Happy birthday, Abraham Piper. Thanks for all your work on the DG web site.

From the looks of it having a little one makes you happier than being a little one.

5-year-old AbrahamAbraham, 2008

I suppose that’s what Jesus said: It is more blessed to give (which is what parents do) than to receive (which is what little ones do).

In both cases you have made one dad…

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Surrendering Our Children

Noel Piper

Our grandson, Orison, is three years old. Judging by his interests during our Sunday afternoon backyard picnic, I would have said he was aspiring to stardom as an ace batter or as a trumpet player in a marching band (using the wiffle bat as his trumpet).

It would be fine if he achieved either of those goals. But I smiled when I read his mom’s blog this morning and glimpsed…

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A Poem for Father's Day

John Piper

I wrote this poem when Noël’s Father died. But now it covers both our fathers. We thank God for them. What a gift they were to us. And what a gift they gave.

In Memory of George T. Henry and William S. H. Piper, Our Fathers

Reflections on Psalm 1 and Joshua 24:15

No tree however deep the roots,
However high and green the shoots,
However strong the trunk has…

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