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  • How Foster Care and Adoption Shine the Light of the Gospel

    It was 2:30 a.m. when we received the call. After months of training, house inspections, CPR certifications, and background checks, we were finally approved to be foster parents. Half asleep, my wife answered the phone. A five-year-old girl had been…

  • 10 Family Worship Ideas for Busy Families

    Honestly, family worship has intimidated me since my wife and I first had children. Sure I have seminary training. Sure I love to talk about theology. But how do I transfer all of that to family worship? Does it even…


  • Making Disciples at Home

    Make disciples. That is what Jesus has called the church to do. Making disciples means reaching the lost and equipping believers to declare and display the gospel in all of life—even parenting. God has entrusted parents with children to raise and…


  • Jesus Christ as Family Heirloom

    In the heightened success of enlightenment thinking, individualism has ruled the day. This approach expresses itself in renewed expressions of individualistic ethics, politics, and religion. Hedonism rules the day. Libertarian politics is increasing among young voters. Self-centered deism has become the…


  • The Other Blessing of Family Worship

    My daughter and two sons are six, four, and two years old respectively. That means that I am now down to just about 628 more Saturdays with Gracie, 716 with Silas, and 836 with Elijah before they’re all out of…

  • God’s Kingdom Come

    In ahe heightened success of enlightenment thinking, individualism has ruled the day. This has expressed itself in renewed expressions of individualistic ethics, politics, and religion. Hedonism rules the day of ethics. Libertarian politics is the increasing majority opinion of young…



  • 4 Ways to Love Your Wife

    1. UNDERSTAND YOUR WIFE When Peter encourages husbands, he begins with a call to simply understand them, writing, “Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way” (1 Pt. 3:7). The word for understanding is often translated as knowledge in…

  • The 4 S’s of Parenting

    As a youth minister, it was easy to identify where the parents of the teenagers were going wrong. If they did what my twenty-two-year-old experience thought, they would have it together and successfully engage with their kids. That was then….


  • The Joy and Sorrow of Parenting

    Forty-eight hours ago I was plagued by the thought, “I am a bad mom.” That complete sentence ran through my mind—uninvited and multiple times throughout the evening. I tried to push the thought out of my mind, but the truth…