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Discipling children: Engaging their doubts

(This is the continuation of the series on Discipling Our Children.) If you are a Christian and want to raise your children to embrace a life of faith in Jesus Christ, I can guarantee you that at some point, in fact at many points, your children will have doubts about the beliefs that you taught [...]

Thanksgiving

I want to dwell just a little bit more on Thanksgiving before we move on to Christmas. For most of our kids, it’s not a hard task for them to tell you what they are thankful for. They are asked to do this at school and at church, and you can expect them to come [...]

Discipling our children: Engage their schooling

(This is the continuation of the series on Discipling Our Children.) You may think I’m crazy, but I read all my children’s textbooks and literature books.  It beats watching TV, and I am feeling a lot smarter!  I get to learn, once again, about Lewis and Clark, the figures of speech of Edgar Allen Poe, [...]

Discipling our children: Engaging technology

(Continuation from Part 3 in the discipleship series) So what can we do to disciple our children? I can suggest a million things, but I’m sure no one wants to read all that. I’ll talk about the most practical ones that I’ve done with my own children and you can pick and choose which applies [...]

Discipling our children, part 3

Continuing from part two in the series, the second general principle of discipling our children is: 2. Discipleship happens within a relationship. Have you ever wondered why “sinners” such as tax collectors and prostitutes love Jesus?  Do you think it’s because he preaches to them about God?  I am pretty sure that they can stand [...]

Discipling our children, part 2

I started a series on discipling our children in preparation for a workshop that I will be doing on this topic. There are a couple of major principles about discipling that is different from discipline. 1. Don’t expect immediate or quick results. One of my favorite author is Kevin Leman.  He has a book titled [...]