Category Archives: family

Secret to a long marriage

“It is often possible to understand why a marriage fails, as so many do. It is much more difficult, though, to elucidate why one succeeds. Why do some couples thrive, while others fizzle or flame out, despite their best intentions?” … Continue reading

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Christian Parenting – What is a Biblical Worldview? How to Impart it. Part 2

Richard Mouw, President of Fuller Theological Seminary has an excellent correspondence course entitled, “Christian Worldview and Contemporary Challenges.”  In this course, Mouw outlines 4 questions that are essential to the creation of any worldview:1. What is the general view of … Continue reading

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Christian Parenting – What is a Biblical Worldview?

Are your children being taught to think like the Scriptures?  When they encounter the ethical questions of life, will they work through these difficulties based on the teachings of Scripture or the indoctrination of secular philosophy?  As Christian parents, we … Continue reading

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Christian Parenting – Spiritual Formation in the Family PART 3 – Sabbath Rest

Have you ever thought about the significance of the Sabbath?  In a fast-paced culture our children and our families never have time to slow down and reflect on what is truly important.  But God says in Exodus 31:13, ‘You must … Continue reading

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Christian Parenting – Spiritual Formation in the Family PART 2 – Forgiveness and Repentance

Repentance and forgiveness are major themes in the Bible.  Not only are we as people called to repent from our evil ways before God, but we are called to forgive those who sin against us.  The hardest words for someone … Continue reading

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Christian Parenting – Spiritual Formation in the Family

Since the goal of Christian parenting is to raise obedient disciples of Jesus Christ, then every family needs to be a place of spiritual formation.  This isn’t the job of the Church, or youth pastor, it is the job of … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Syncretism – 2 Kings 17

I have been reflecting on 2 Kings 17 for about a week or two, and their are two verses that continue to jump out at me. The first is the final half of verse 15, “They imitated the nations around … Continue reading

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Single Parenting

This year, more than any year in the past, has found me playing the role of single parent. A little less than 2 years ago we moved to Washington State to pastor. My mother in law moved with us, however … Continue reading

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Is Social Security a good option?

Recently I have been reflecting on social security and its perceived benefits to society by acting as a safety net for retirees and other at risk families. I am increasingly questioning whether the notion of governmental insurance programs like social … Continue reading

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