Have you ever wondered when parenting stops?
The culture would tell us that parenting stops when your child becomes an adult. But the truth is that parenting continues forever. Your children will need you to be a parent when they are 50 and you are 70. Many parents are facing a transition with their children as graduation and the summer approaches. This is a good time to consider the legacy you are depositing into your children.
Joe and Matt discuss parenting in this episode of Fighting for Families.
I tried to teach my children when they were young that they were to be givers.
The Bible says, “God gives seed to the sower” (Isaiah 55:10; 2 Corinthians 910). It also says in Galatians 6:7 (KJV), “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Continue reading…
When it comes to families, there’s a scripture in the Bible that says, “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Timothy 5:8 NKJV).
A lady called into our live radio program one day and said, “Mr. McGee, we love your program. We have all of your teachings on parenting and marriage. They are so good. They have helped us as parents and have saved our family. But I’d like to ask a question: what are the three most important things you did as a parent that helped your children?”
I said, “Well, the greatest thing I think we ever taught our kids was about sin.”
“Motherhood is…the biggest on-the-job training program in existence today.”
As a parent, sometimes it can feel like you are just out there on the edge with no way to know if you’re doing things right. But God has given us a manual for parenting in His Word!
We’re living in some pretty crazy times. The news headlines are constantly filled with tragedies.
If we’re not careful, we’ll start walking in fear without even realizing it, and that’s just what the devil wants to happen. We’ll be afraid to go to movie theaters, the mall, or travel on airlines—the list goes on. The devil would like nothing better than to have fear running rampant everywhere on this planet.
As a father of six children—five of those being girls—Joe learned early how to find “creative” solutions to keep the peace. There’s no greater example of this than in how he “solved” the bathroom fights.
Beyond the creative solutions, Joe also shares a biblical truth that is the key to understanding how to successfully deal with family issues.
Unfortunately, conflict between stepparents and kids in a blended family is not unusual. We don’t want it to happen, but it does. To help lessen that conflict, here is a pitfall to avoid.
Time for school supplies, early mornings and after-school activities.
As a parent of six and a former school administrator I can tell you the beginning of the school year can seem hectic. But we don’t have to be stressed because God’s Word tells us what we need to know.
For our children, memorizing scripture is more than a Sunday School activity.
It’s necessary for them to successfully establish a relationship with their Heavenly Father. It helps them begin to understand His character.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105 (ESV)