Dad, daddy, pop, papa, pa, and father. Many names, but the same job description.
The term “fathering” means to treat with protective care. It means being involved, behaving responsibly, being emotionally engaged, physically available, providing financial support, and having influence in child raising decisions.
When Paul was on the road to Damascus he got knocked off his horse and a very interesting thing happened: his eyes were blinded. He had a vision, not with his natural eyes, but with his spiritual eyes. He was blind, but he saw something nobody else saw and it changed his life. (See Acts 9:1-9) Continue reading…
In the Old Testament Joseph had a vision that he was going to be a great man and do things well beyond his current situation. When he had this dream from God, he was the runt of the family, but he knew that one day he was going to become top dog.
Getting God’s vision for your life deep in your heart is important because it helps you stay the course even when you run into roadblocks.
As a mother (and parent in general) you can find yourself parenting out of fear. Fear that you aren’t doing enough, that you’re doing too much, and fear that you’re doing your job all wrong. But you can’t get caught up in that way of thinking.
Even being a mother of six, it’s easy to wonder if you’ve got this right because each child is different from the next. People laugh when Joe says it, but it’s true that we don’t become a parent because we are the most qualified, however that doesn’t mean we can’t do the job!
1.) Put God first in your life and in your marriage.
Get God in the middle of your relationship if you want it to stay strong. Continue reading…
It’s important to realize that great marriages don’t just happen. Great marriages are built. The relationship you have with your spouse is the most intimate and precious relationship you will have on this earth. Let’s take time to build something great!
Marriage Building Tip#3
Having someone to share life’s journey together with is a gift.
And in spite of all the craziness life can bring, you can have a great, loving, and successful marriage! As we’ve talked about before, you don’t find a great marriage; you build one.