As parents, you can use your children’s natural tendency to pick up on differences to foster a heart of gratitude and develop a habit of intercession for others.
None of the typical motivations against procrastination - good grades, money, better friendships - can compare to giving your kids’ tasks eternal significance.
As parents, we need others investing in our kids. Men and women that will be on the same team, telling them the same truths that we are. Here's why.
I am going to fail my children in so many ways. I am going to sin against them every day. But – doesn’t that mean every day is full of opportunity?
There's a script that all Christians tend to adhere to, where everything is "fine." Kids don't stick to the script... and that is one of the best reasons to include them in your community.
Consider the time we spend planning our business versus the amount of time we spend planning our marriage.
Some days, serving your family and keeping the kids alive is all you can do. But, other days there is grace to do a little more and to serve the Body, even amidst the craziness and chaos.
Our teens’ first years outside the home don’t need to be a period of spiritual apostasy and professional wandering. With God’s help, we can set them on a God-honoring trajectory.
If we’re honest, we would save our kids if we could. But we can’t. Only God can call their names.
What should parents do if they feel their children are not welcome in their Missional Community?
"What about Bible studies?" is one of the questions I hear most often when talking with others about how kids can be included in the life of a Missional Community.
Have you ever felt like you tell your children the same truths over and over, with no change? So have I. But I'll tell my daughter the gospel a million times if that's what it takes.
A Third Place is a place where your Christian community and your friends that do not believe in Jesus can connect with each other.
When moms understand the three words "calling," "seasons," and "balance," they have a much clearer picture of what their life and priorities are to look like.
Want to study the Bible and have accountability, but don't know how to make it work with kids? Here are a few ideas.
Most guys fail to parent their children well because they don’t know how to parent themselves.
My biggest advice bringing a child from hard places home is to know that this is a journey.
The Family Meal is less like a Sunday School class that happens to meet in a home and more like a gathering of extended family over food. And kids are welcome!
To be sure, mothers do make sacrifices for their children in a thousand little ways each day. But we have to define and evaluate these things with an eternal perspective.
Being a family in a Missional Community is not only possible, but helps both your internal mission to your kids and your external mission to others.