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Launching Your Eighteen Year-Old

By Parenting: Teens and Beyond

“Do you have any helps for how I can work with my twenty-year-old young adult?” “How do I disciple my eighteen-year-old?”  “Do you have any advice for me as my children approach the adult years and leave home?” I hear these and similar questions at every conference that I conduct. And I understand that pain. As a young father I wanted to be intentional in my parenting. When my children were young, I read a number of resources that helped give me a strong foundation. Later, I also began to develop biblical principles of discipleship appropriate to the ages of my…

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Five Reasons to Make Dinner an Event

By Family Discipleship, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond

When Sharon and I were starting out as a family, we brainstormed on different practices that we hoped would characterize our family. Why? God gives us the privilege of creating a little family culture. For example, we have the privilege of determining the food we eat, the music in the house, the decorations on the wall, and the values we hold. It is a privilege. It is also a reflection of our imaging God. We are (rightly) ruling over this little part of God’s world. One of those values we had was we both wanted to emphasize family dinners. We…

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How Heaven Motivates Our Holiness – Chap Bettis

By Christian Living, Family Discipleship, Marriage, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
In this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent podcast, we delve into how a biblical understanding of heaven can profoundly impact family dynamics and relationships. We'll explore themes of heaven, holiness, and their relevance to daily life, emphasizing the importance of actions that please God rather than seeking human approval. The episode highlights the anticipation of heaven as a motivation for Christians to live holy lives, especially in family contexts. We also discuss the reality of judgment and grace, offering practical advice for believers to apply in their daily lives and relationships.   Resources From This Podcast The Glory Now Revealed,...
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Heaven and the Exciting Things Awaiting Us – Andy Davis

By Christian Living, Family Discipleship, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent Podcast, we have a thought-provoking conversation about the concept of heaven and its significance in our lives. We are joined by special guest Dr. Andy Davis, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina, and author of the book "The Glory Now Revealed." We discuss the transformative power of remembering and learning about God's glory, the impact of rewards in shaping our eternal perspective, and the profound connection between our past experiences and the fullness of God's redemptive story. Discover how this understanding can bring hope, joy, and a renewed sense...
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A Young Woman’s Story of the Transforming Power of the Gospel – Brit Redfield

By Christian Living, Discerning Culture, Interviews, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent Podcast, we dive into the powerful testimony of Brit Redfield and the struggles she faced as a young person turning away from Christianity. In this episode, we explore the challenges of reconciling personal feelings with biblical teachings and the transformative power of God's love. Through Brit's story, we are reminded of the importance of understanding and embracing the gospel in our lives. Brit Redfield Converge Webpage Email: britr@converge.org   Resources From This Podcast Brit Redfield at Converge.org- profile and support page e-mail Brit Baptist Student Ministry Living Hope: Support and resources for leaving...
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Understanding and Helping the Pastor’s Kid – Barnabas Piper

By Church Life, Family Discipleship, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent, we delve into the unique challenges and blessings of being a pastor's kid with Barnabas Piper. Join us as we explore the pressures of being on display and the expectations that come with it. We discuss the importance of genuine friendships and the need for pastors to advocate for their children. Discover the nuances of being a pastor's kid in different church sizes and roles, and how parents can navigate the balance of modeling their faith while allowing space for their children's questions. Tune in to gain insights and encouragement for raising children...
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Living and Praying the Holiday Tension

By Christian Living, Family Discipleship, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond

And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  Matthew 10:36-38 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:44-45 Our…

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The Toxic War on Masculinity – Nancy Pearcey

By Christian Living, Discerning Culture, Family Discipleship, Interviews, Leadership, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent Podcast, we explore the topic of toxic masculinity and its impact on society. In it, we engage in a thought-provoking conversation with bestselling author and professor Nancy Pearcey about her latest book, "The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes." We discuss the societal pressures faced by men and the importance of understanding the difference between the good man and the real man. We also discuss the origins of the toxic masculinity narrative and how it has affected the younger generation. Join us as we navigate this urgent issue and discover...
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Understanding Authority and the Blessing It Brings – Jonathan Leeman

By Christian Living, Family Discipleship, Leadership, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent Podcast, we engage in a discussion about the concept of authority with our guest Jonathan Leeman. Our conversation today revolves around Jonathan’s new book Authority: How Godly Rule Protects the Vulnerable, Strengthens Communities, and Promotes Human Flourishing. We delve into what authority is, the principles of good authority, and different types of ways we exercise authority. We also discuss how the topic of authority is applied in our homes as husbands, wives, parents, and children. We further explore the importance of submitting to higher authorities, the dangers of bad authority, and the essence...
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God’s Call on Everyone to Honor Their Parents – Matt Schmucker

By Christian Living, Family Discipleship, Leadership, Parenting: Childhood, Parenting: Early Years, Parenting: Teens and Beyond, Podcast
On this episode of The Disciple-Making Parent Podcast, we continue our look at honoring parents. In this thought-provoking episode, we’ll hear from Matt Schmucker as he walks us through Exodus 20:12 and provides a strong foundation for understanding the calling to honor parents. This sermon covers the biblical foundation of honor, the challenges of honoring non-believing or difficult parents, and the lifelong impact of honoring our parents. Tune in as we explore this essential aspect of raising godly children and equipping parents and churches in passing the gospel to the next generation. If you're struggling with anger in your home,...
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