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!
Has your child ever said, “I hate you!” to you? When they throw a tempter tantrum it can feel difficult to stay calm. It can be even more difficult to be patient with what seems to be a trivial matter.
It’s important that we do stay calm because our children are watching us and learning from our behavior. Our children need to learn early to know what God’s Word says about our words and our actions because those will become behaviors that they use at school, at work, and in their relationships as adults.
As a mom, there is a lot of pressure to be “on” at all times. You’ve got have a plan for everyone’s day and a contingency plan – and a contingency for that contingency plan.
Depending on your stage of parenthood, most days you feel exhausted, physically and emotionally. You’re not alone. Listen in as Joe’s wife, Denise and his daughter, Jessica, share some encouragement for moms.
God is really big on stewardship. Stewardship is the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.
Parents, if we want our kids to have a good life, then we have to teach them to fear the Lord. Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Wisdom is what will cause your children to live a rich, successful life. But they won’t get wisdom unless they fear the Lord.
Devotional time doesn’t have to feel holy to be effective. That is true with our children and our own spiritual growth.
We may not always feel like reading God’s Word, but we can’t let our feelings or our “busy schedules” keep us (or our children) from daily fellowship with God.
WATCH: Listen as Joe shares a funny story of his devotional time with six kids in the car.
There’s a scripture in 3 John 4 (KJV) that says, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” This describes the heart of a good mom.
Have you ever been frustrated because your husband seemed oblivious to your plight? Is there something you wish he knew?
Listen in as Denise and Jessica share some of their personal stories about what they wish their husbands knew when it comes to being a mother.
“Stop licking the dog.” “Is that a snake in the bath?” “Don’t throw your brother.”
These are real things moms have shared with us when we asked about the silly things they’ve had to say over the years. Moms have to say some silly things on a daily basis – things that they never imagined they would have to explain.