Men are getting as many mixed messages from society as women.Ungodly behaviors from many men have caused women to have a wide range of reactions. Some men and women have even called for an end to the idea of any sort of “masculine” behaviors, in favor of more “gender neutral” behaviors and even classifications.
Did God make a mistake when He created men? God doesn’t make mistakes, so what is a godly man supposed to look like? What are God’s expectations for a man’s behaviors? Is it possible to separate godly masculinity from ungodly masculinity?
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With the rise of the opioid addiction problem, yet another drug is claiming a generation of addicts. But it’s not just opioids. Yesterday, another study came out of the UK about the harmful effects of alcohol – any alcohol – on the body. Not to mention the obvious issues with screen addiction.
So how can Christian families handle addiction? How do you even know if the things you or a loved one enjoys have morphed into an addiction? Is there hope in the seemingly endless cycle of sobriety and addictive behaviors?
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You are holding your precious baby in your arms. This amazing gift from God will hopefully have almost two decades growing up in your home. At the moment, he or she can’t speak, walk or do much of anything. It’s too early to even think about teaching this little soul about God. Or is it?
The sooner you develop healthy Christian parenting habits, the more likely you are to help your child build a strong spiritual foundation. Every child is different and there really isn’t a good way of measuring when each one begins processing what is said to them. That’s why it’s so important to start teaching your sweet baby about God from birth.
So what should you be teaching a baby about God and how?
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Do you know each of your children’s favorite way to spend his or her free time? When is the last time, you stopped everything, dropped what you were doing, and fully entered your child’s world?
Now this isn’t for parenting wimps! You may end up playing tea party or dressing tiny little dolls in tiny little outfits. Or you may be putting together a model car. Or playing an intense game of something.
Continue reading Stop, Drop and Enter – A Christian Parenting “Must”
Probably not a shocking headline if you live in our world today. In fact, you may have even thought, “Yeah, that’s me. And…?” Part of the reason we are so overwhelmed is that we somehow feel the need to meet this mysterious “society’s” view of what we and our kids should be. How we should look. How we should act. How we should think.
Sadly, we often struggle to conform to this unknown tyrant without even considering if any of those are values God has for our lives. So I was interested when offered the chance to review the book Not the Boss of Us: Putting Overwhelmed in Its Place In A Do-All, Be-All World by Kay Wills Wyma.
Continue reading For Overwhelmed Christian Moms Parenting Overwhelmed Kids