Raising Children

A Song for Parents

A Song for Parents

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Have you ever felt like there were relatively few verses in the Bible dedicated to child-rearing? We can find powerful overarching principles (like the importance of teaching our children God’s word, Deut. 11:19) but few passages that help us with “parenting techniques.” Honestly, in all my searching for good parenting advice and scriptural principles, for a long time I missed…

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Book Review: Christ in the Chaos

Book Review: Christ in the Chaos

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Title: Christ in the Chaos: How the Gospel Changes Motherhood Author: Kimm Crandall (there really are two m’s) Recommended for: Primarily moms of all ages, but applicable for all Christian women Christ in the Chaos is a quick little book that packs a powerful punch. Author Kimm Crandall tackles the common subject of the struggles of motherhood by simply explaining…

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Book Review: Give Them Grace

Book Review: Give Them Grace

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Title: Give Them Grace Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson Recommended For: Any parent, but particularly those with elementary school-aged children This is easily my favorite parenting book. Elyse (and her daughter) give such a clear, biblical picture of what it means to be a parent. While they provides some helpful “tips and tools” their message truly focuses on the…

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I’m all Shook Up

I’m all Shook Up

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You may notice that the blog looks different!  I hope that you like it and find it user-friendly. Still trying to figure some things out (like, how to make it clear that the categories above are themselves links, not just categories with drop down boxes) and still planning to add some new sections (mostly under the “finding help” section in…

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Parents, (Lovingly) Require Obedience from Your Children…But Not Because John Piper Told You To (3)

Parents, (Lovingly) Require Obedience from Your Children…But Not Because John Piper Told You To (3)

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Today I’m finishing up my review of John Piper’s article, “Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children.” In my first post I wrote about some ways that I disagreed with Piper, in my second post I shared some ideas about parenting very young children, and in this post I’m finishing up with the ways John Piper and I agree. And then….on…

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Parents (of Little Children), Require Obedience…But Not Because John Piper Told You To (2)

Parents (of Little Children), Require Obedience…But Not Because John Piper Told You To (2)

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So, true story, I wanted to get Jack’s view on this whole “obedience” issue. I decided to interview him and this is that exchange, almost word for word. It was a little convicting, a little funny and pretty insightful. I suspect that Brenn’s interview would have been vastly different, probably with lots of rabbit trails and blank stares. Still. This…

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