“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock” (Matthew 7:25 NIV).
It’s a proud parent moment when your child takes first place in a piano recital or brings home a trophy from a sporting event. Gifts and talents are a good thing and the Bible says they’ll “make room for you” (Proverbs 18:16), which means they’ll open doors of opportunity and blessing.
Fill in the blank. I want to raise a _______ child.
If you are being honest with yourself, what kind of child do you want to raise? Happy? Smart? Talented?
All parents have unspoken expectations, but it’s important to know what kind of child we should be raising.
As parents, we want to protect our children, but there is one bully they are guaranteed to face and we need to train our children to stand up to them.
The Bible says that kids are a blessing from God, and Psalm 127:5 (NIV) says, “Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” My wife and I have six of them, so I am one blessed man! I’m thankful for each one of my kids, and I know that Denise’s and my job is to raise them to be a godly seed. We’re to train them in the Word of God and teach them from an early age who they are in Christ, what God says about them, what God says they can have, what God says they can do, and how they’re supposed to interact with others.
I want my kids to know they don’t have to live according to Murphy’s Law or live some sad, country song kind of life. They can live according to a higher law—God’s law of blessing—and have happy, successful, abundant lives.
Part of growing in favor with God is learning what He has specifically gifted and called us to do on earth.
For your children to know they are gifted and that God has a specific plan for their lives, they need to know some basic foundational truths to build on.
Be your children’s biggest cheerleader by giving them Scripture. You don’t have to have an hour-long Bible study; it only takes 30 seconds to speak the Word of God to them. Continue reading…
From the moment our children start walking, they begin socializing. As a parent, it can seem daunting to lay down responsible rules without limiting your child, but all the while keeping them safe.
It’s time for school to start back up and that means we’re back in the morning routine and school schedule. As you’re getting them ready to go back, don’t forget to make sure they have THIS before they go… (Watch Clip) Continue reading…
At Joe McGee Ministries, we are always getting questions on the topics of marriage, parenting and other family topics.
Watch as Joe and Denise answer some of the most frequently asked parenting questions over the 2015 year.
I once had a father introduce his three sons to me. He introduced the oldest and hugged him and said, “He’s a chip right off the old block.” Then he introduced his second son and said, “This is our second son. We’re kind of still working on him.”
Then he introduced his third son and said, “This is my third son. He’s an accident. We weren’t expecting him.”
Can you imagine the thoughts that must go through that third son’s head? Nobody planned for me. Nobody really wanted me. I just “happened.”