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FIRST-PERSON: Teach our children
Teaching children to become Christ's disciples, Christian Phan writes, is a joyful matter of biblical obedience. "Children like to learn the Word of God and want to discover His plan for their future," he notes. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Teaching your kids not to follow Christ?
Doug Munton ventures some suggestions if you're interested in helping your kids slide down the path to moral relativism and depravity or becoming, at best, lukewarm Christians. Read More
Kids & Santa: Advice from Greear, LifeWay expertNASHVILLE (BP) -- Navigating the "surprisingly emotional subject" of what to tell kids about Santa requires grace toward others and a focus on Jesus, say Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear and LifeWay Christian Resources marriage and family strategist Joshua Straub.
Greear discussed kids and Santa -- which he called "a surprisingly emotional subject for a lot of people" -- on the Dec. 10 episode of his podcast "Ask Me Anything." Straub wrote about it in a Nov. 30 post on the LifeWay Voices blog.
Among the principles emphasized by both: Each family must follow their own convictions without judging or disparaging believers who differ. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: From babies to teens
It's never too late to go back to the basics of parenting, Melanie Lenow writes, when children are in their pre-teen/middle school years and beyond. "[A] good hug, a good meal or nap, and a good laugh," she writes, "can be exactly what your child needs today." Read More
Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoptionVAN BUREN, Mo. (BP) -- Few people have hearts as big as Ron and Terri Robinson. In 40 years of marriage, Ron followed his calling to ministry and pastored several Baptist churches with Terri at his right hand, opening their hearts to the communities they served.
Then they opened their hearts to a new calling from God as foster parents. But their life and their marriage didn't begin with that in mind.
Ron and Terri always wanted children, so they were beyond excited when Terri ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What about my kids? Foster care’s impact
Foster parent Rachel Blankenship answers the question, "Doesn't it take away from your biological children?" Read More
FIRST-PERSON: He's listening to a story about Jesus
Because God has "so lovingly poured out His care for this special needs mama," Laura Hurd recounts the grace and mercy she is learning to give her autistic child. "Autism will forever be full of surprises," she writes, "but so will my heavenly Father." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Talking to your children about ...
What do you say to children about disturbing news events? Gary Ledbetter suggests, first and foremost, that "children need to know Mom and Dad are dependable and depending on God." Read More
Gospel parenting prime topic for ERLC in 2017NASHVILLE (BP) -- Applying the Gospel of Jesus to parenting received significant attention from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during 2017.
The ERLC dedicated its annual national conference to Christ-centered parenting and developed curriculum on the same subject during the year. The other issues that marked the entity's work included religious liberty, racial reconciliation and the sanctity of human life. Read More