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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 10 – Parenting Is A Team Sport (Part 2)

Jesus parented His children (disciples) as a team with the help of the other 12 disciples. It was no accident that Jesus chose 12 disciples to be His special children.  Jesus had a special plan that it would take all … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 10 – Parenting Is A Team Sport (Part 1)

Jesus parented His children (disciples) as a team with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus prayed to His Father, “My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one.”  (John … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 3

Jesus was transparent about the difficulties of the work that His children (disciples) would experience if they chose to follow Him. Jesus never sugar coated the difficulty of work to the disciples. When He took them out to do the … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 5)

Jesus was transparent about His children’s (disciples) need to count the cost before they made financial decisions. Jesus used the analogy of counting the cost of building a house for His disciples, “But don’t begin until you count the cost. … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 9 – Transparency Is The Best Policy (Part 4)

Jesus was transparent about His children’s (disciples) need for the ministry of Holy Spirit in comforting them. Jesus told His children that it was to their advantage that He go away, because that would bring them the Holy Spirit, the … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 4 – Our Children Can Handle What Life Throws At Them (Part 2)

Jesus modeled this 4th parenting principle that ‘that our children can handle what life throws at them’. Jesus believed in His disciples even when they failed.  He spoke these words even though He knew that Peter (Simon) would deny Jesus … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 6 – Let Natural Consequences Do The Teaching (Part 4)

Jesus modeled this 6th parenting principle of ‘Letting Natural Consequences Do The Teaching’. Have you ever thought of thanking God for the difficulties that our children encounter?  Wise parents actually pray to God that He would bring learning experiences into … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 6 – Let Natural Consequences Do The Teaching (Part 3)

Jesus modeled this 6th parenting principle of ‘Letting Natural Consequences Do The Teaching’. Jesus knew that a critical part of letting natural consequences teach His children was to let them own the problem.  So often we steal the learning away … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 6 – Let Natural Consequences Do The Teaching (Part 2)

Jesus modeled this 6th parenting principle of ‘Letting Natural Consequences Do The Teaching’. Jesus most frequently taught His children by allowing them to experience the natural consequences for their actions and then used this as a teaching moment. So how … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 6 – Let Natural Consequences Do The Teaching (Part 1)

Jesus modeled this 6th parenting principle of ‘Letting Natural Consequences Do The Teaching’. God designed a world of natural consequences, “if – then’s”.  Over and over in the Old Testament God’s people are told, if you obey my commandments, then … Continue reading

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Teaching Our Kids How To Listen To A Sermon

Have you ever thought about the need to teach your kids how to listen to a sermon. We teach them how to ride a bike, how to put their tie their shoelaces, how to talk to adults, shouldn’t we as … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Turn Your Teenagers Off From Being Interested In God?

What a funny thing to write an article about when our goal is to turn our kids on to God. Sometimes we can focus so hard on that goal that we can actually turn them off.  Here are three things … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Teach Our Kid's To Confess Their Sins

Being quick to confess our sins is a mark of maturity. It shows that someone lives in freedom and not secrets and shame. ” If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 3 Goals For Parenting: Goal No. 1 – That Our Children Would Experience And Enjoy The Love Of The Father

Jesus wanted his followers as children of God to experience and enjoy the love of the Father just like He did. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that … Continue reading

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Parenting Tips From Focus On The Family

Focus On The Family has provided a wonderful website full of tips to help parents.  It has specifics for raising young children, school age children, and teenagers.  It also has helpful ideas for spiritual growth for kids including devotions for … Continue reading

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Focus On The Family: Focus On Parenting

As parents you have been charged with great responsibility from the Lord. “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 Focus On The Family’s Focus On Parenting is a helpful podcast … Continue reading

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Focus On The Family: Family Minute

“You fathers, do not be exasperating your children, so that they do not become downhearted.”  Ephesians 6:4 Sometimes being a parent is hard.  Making boundaries for your kids and then having to keep them can be really difficult.  Finding a … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 1– Release Our Children To God (Part 1)

Jesus constantly released his followers (His spiritual children) into His Father’s hands through prayer. “For you (the Father) have him (Jesus) authority over everyone on earth.  He (Jesus) gives eternal life to each one (His children) you (the Father) have … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 7 – Share The Power Through Choices (Part 4)

Here are 4 important things to remember as parents as we model providing choices in our homes like Jesus did with His children. 1.  If you provide choices, make sure that you can live with the choice that your child … Continue reading

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Jesus’ 10 New Testament Principles for Parenting: Principle No. 7 – Share The Power Through Choices (Part 3)

Here is how we as parents can model providing choices in our homes like Jesus did with His children. Try this experiment. Instead of asking your children to pick up their room or mow the lawn or to do their … Continue reading

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