Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

When you hear someone say “family worship,” it might bring up all kinds of thoughts. You might have no idea what it is, you might think it’s going to church with your family, and you might think you have to be a trained theologian to be involved in it. I had no idea what family worship even meant until a few years back when I was introduced to the idea in seminary. Basically it is getting together as a family for an intentional time of sitting under God’s word and celebrating God’s work. As parents we have all had that moment where we recognize we have no idea what we’re doing and are overwhelmed by the task God has given us. Thinking about leading your family in family worship might bring up these sorts of feelings, but let me encourage you to check out this link with some practical and simple ways to get started with this very important discipline in your home.

http://theresurgence.com/2013/06/24/a-quick-guide-to-family-worship

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The age is getting younger and younger at which the average child views pornography and given our culture’s nack for selling sex and pushing boundaries and letting you decide what is right for you, this trend will only continue. A harem full of sexually explicit pictures can be viewed with any internet connection and your kids know that. In the midst of this, we still must parent our children and raise them in the fear of the Lord, seeking to protect their purity as they mature. This article provides some helpful tips on ways to do just that.

 

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/02/27/raising-kids-in-a-pornified-culture/

Timothy Paul Jones is a professor at Southern Seminary and a pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY. He came to Calvary last year to preach and to speak on discipling your children to parents and grandparents. I have counted it a privilege to listen to him lecture, preach, and have a few personal conversations about family ministry and I think that he is spot on in this article on ministry and parenting. This is a MUST READ for parents who are serious about leading their children spiritually and ministers serious about equipping parents to do just that.