Have you ever asked your children, “When are you going to grow up?” Were you ever asked that question as a child?
Many times we want our children to do something, but we haven’t given them the full picture. It’s important to share what we use to measure growing up by (God’s Word) and what guide we use to achieve it (again, God’s Word).
If we want our children to grow up, it’s important to make that a family event.
Families that grow up together, grow closer together!
Are you going through a tough situation?
We’ve all been through them. It’s not fun, but when you know the truth of God’s Word, you can get through them better than you went into them.
Here’s some encouragement for you…
People do loud and obnoxious things because they want to be noticed. They want recognition. They want to feel like they’re somebody.
That’s not the right way to go about it.
Watch as Joe shares what happened when he and a friend ran into some teenagers that were looking for that kind of attention…
As parents, you need to realize there is no such thing as “seven methods” or “four ways” or “three keys” to parenting.
There are insights and practical steps that can help, but there is no magic wand. You will need God’s Word, God’s Wisdom, and a willingness to be obedient.
Most of the issues parents have questions about can be boiled down to the topic of the four kinds of kids.
The goal in parenting is to raise a wise child, but how does that happen? That’s what Joe is talking about in today’s How-To video.
No matter how many people you have in your house, each one of them gets up in the morning with their own agenda. Yes, even your two-year-old has an agenda.
The goal is to get all of the people in the home moving in the same direction. That is the best way to keep peace in your home.
Watch as Joe shares how to keep peace in your home with these two steps.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Pride goes before a fall.”
It doesn’t take long for a bragger to wear out their welcome. Have you ever been around someone who, no matter what you say, is always trying to “one-up” you? You talk about something, and they always have to tell their story, which somehow is always much bigger and better and blows your story out of the water.
Up near my hometown of Ducktown, Tennessee, there was a plant that put out all kinds of harsh chemicals and because of this, the landscape was devastated.
The place looked like Mars, it was all red dirt. The trees and vegetation were gone in a certain area. The plant stopped, but the damage was done. It looked like a bad situation, but the locals began planting trees. My parents planted some as part of a high school project. It wasn’t fixed overnight, but those seeds took and trees grew.
Seeds don’t sprout up overnight, but they need to be planted. Did you know parenting is all about planting seeds? The seed of God’s Word, that is. It takes a lot of work, but if you are faithful you will see the result.
(What this clip on raising a godly seed.)
Has someone ever said something to you and your immediate response was, “Do you mean me?”
That was Joe’s reaction when he read this passage in God’s Word…
Today I want to talk about something that is almost a lost art in today’s culture.
It’s a thing called manners. How many of you grew up in a home where your mom or dad told you, “Son, mind your manners”?