Help—I’m a parent!
Have you ever said something like this? If not, you’ve definitely thought it.
Not only do you have to train your children, but each of those children requires a unique approach and they grow through different phases. Wouldn’t it be nice if kids came with a manual?
They did. It’s the Bible.
That’s not a clever saying or a cliche phrase—it’s the truth.
“How do I honor my parents as an adult?” We get asked this question all the time and it’s important to understand why God told us to honor them as well as how to do it.
Whether or not you had great parents, it’s important to understand how to honor them in a godly way.
Life is busy, but don’t let busyness keep you from prioritizing what is truly important in life.
Today, Joe shares on finding a balance in your priorities when it comes to your family life.
Boundaries with grandparents can be a tough topic, but when you talk and find a balance you can come out stronger on the other side.
Listen as Joe shares his experience trying to set boundaries with his children’s grandparents and now honoring those boundaries as a grandparent himself.
Why can’t we spend Christmas with my family? How long are your parents going to stay? What did your parent’s say in front of the kids?
Couples will run into these questions (and more) over the course of their marriage. It’s important to love and honor your in-laws, but it’s also important to set boundaries and establish expectations.
Part of doing that is having a conversation with your spouse and determining how you will approach everything from holidays to overnight visits and more. There are NO set rules. For some people, the more time they can spend with both sets of families the better. For other situations, couples may want to set limits because of distance between homes. It’s not about cutting things out, it’s about finding what works for you and your spouse. Make sure you take their concerns and desires as seriously as you do your own.
Growing closer to God doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s the same as falling in love with your spouse or becoming friends with someone. You purpose to be around them. You ask them things. You share with them.
The first step is to want a closer relationship.
Arguments and fighting can cause families to stop growing together. It’s important that you make time to fellowship and laugh together.
There are tough times and hard discussions in every family, but you’ve got to make time to purposefully enjoy time together.
The best way to grow closer to your family is to make time to laugh together. It won’t always happen naturally. You have to be purposeful about it.
One of those most given reasons for divorce in America is, “incompatibility.” In other words, we’re struggling to know how to talk or how to listen to each other.
The Word of God gives us the solution to the communication problem.
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