There’s No Magic Wand in Parenting

 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.

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How to Raise a Wise Child

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.

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[Parenting] How To Keep Peace in Your House

 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.

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Total Dependence on God

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.

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What Kind of Seed Are You Raising?

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.)

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Something Every Father Goes Through

When you first become a father, you’re just focused on making sure your child and your wife are happy and healthy. After that, reality starts to sink in.

You begin to wonder how you’re going to pay for things and how you’re going to provide a life for your family. Then you start to wonder when it happened that you dropped to the bottom of the totem pole.

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