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Of Heroes and Dads

While it is true that in youth I admired lots of heroes—Davy Crocket, Mickey Mantle, Wilt Chamberlain, Don Meredith, and the Beatles—there was always one constant hero from toddler, to teen, to adult. I’m speaking about my dad, and I’d … Continue reading

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Fathers, Regrets, and Preventions, Part 4

Fathers, you hold a really important place in the home; don’t ever let anyone tell you differently. In actual practice, it is probably more important than you would really prefer it to be. You are far more than a sperm … Continue reading

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Fathers, Regrets, and Preventions, Part 3

It’s just an observation, but one of the major ways that fathers create regret for themselves is through failing in the area of discipline of their children. There is plenty of indication of this in Scripture… Proverbs 17:21 “He who … Continue reading

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Fathers, Regrets, and Preventions, Part 2

Last week we began a short series on fatherhood and regret. We started with David’s regret about his failures with Absalom, but there are plenty of regretful fathers in the Bible. The high priest Eli would be just one such … Continue reading

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Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac

Genesis 22 tells the riveting story of Abraham’s offering of Isaac. Isaac was the long awaited son of Abraham and Sarah. He had been promised when Abraham (“father of a multitude” — in honor of the promise) was still called … Continue reading

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Raising Godly Teens: One Last Word — For Now

Over the past several weeks I’ve been talking about raising teenagers. There are whole books written on the subject, and all that I’ve been able to do is scratch the surface in these articles. And I had planned on finishing … Continue reading

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Parenting Godly Teens, #8: Helping to Separate Legalism from Obedience

  One of the thornier problems in raising teens is the oft argued question about tradition versus doctrine versus opinion. We may be tempted to think that our teens are simply challenging the status quo for its own sake — … Continue reading

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