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Breaking Bad Parental Patterns

Repeated Aggravation The biblical instructions that parents “don’t provoke” their children to anger are given in the present tense (Eph 6:4). This indicates that bad feelings develop in a child over time as the result of a parent’s…

Providing Your Children with Presence

The Need for Present Fathers A man who abandons his family, which is the place where he belongs, is like a bird who flies away from his nest (Prov 27:8). When he does this, he neglects his children, leaving them without the provision, protection,…

Giving Priority to Your Spiritual Family

When you choose to follow Jesus, you may find yourself in the middle of a difficult family situation. Unbelieving relatives, especially immediate family members, may place intense pressure on you to withdraw from your faith entirely or to diminish…

Morning and Evening Praise to God

As a result of the Faith Baptist Church music seminar, with guest speaker David Ledgerwood, our family has increased the role that music plays in our family worship. As a result, we are singing two songs together as a family, as part of our…

Respect Your Wife and Love Your Husband

Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, is a very helpful book for marriage counseling. It describes the Crazy Cycle and the Energizing Cycle. It recommends the C-O-U-P-L-E and C-H-A-I-R-S acronyms. And it does all of this based upon Ephesians…

Married 72 Years

According to The Economist, "the average length of a marriage before a divorce in the mostly rich countries of the OECD [is 13.6 years]. Italians stick it out longest (perhaps because formal separation is lengthy and expensive). Americans,…

Unbelieving Family

Did you know that Jesus lived with unbelieving family members? We get a glimpse into this part of his life from John 7:1-9. Jewish authorities wanted to kill Jesus. (John 7:1) This was a difficult phase in the public ministry of Jesus, requiring…