June 17, 2013

When Worldliness Is Next to Godliness

The following article by Selah Helms was originally published in Family Reformation magazine in 2004, but it is just as relevant today (if not more so). Please take a moment to prayerfully read and discuss this topic with your families.

My teenagers’ peers constantly discuss the movie Bruce Almighty, the rock groups Switchfoot and Evanescence, country music, sexy actors, and personal appearance. In these cultural elements, young people seem to live, …

February 1, 2012

Do You Have the Right?

HT to Trivium Pursuit

What I’ve found among many Christian parents is that they don’t realize they have “the right” to parent their children. They realize they have the responsibility, but they don’t feel free to enforce rules, teach children to work hard, to serve, to be respectful, or to put others first.

I heard a mom once APOLOGIZE to her son for having asked him to take the garbage out. …

December 20, 2011

Until Then…

Denise Sproul surrounded by her greatest ministry…her family

Last night, James and I were contemplating the loss of our sweet friend, Denise Sproul. We know that while Denise is experiencing unimaginable joy in the presence of our Savior, her husband and children still have a difficult road ahead learning to live life without this precious woman of God—this faithful wife and mother.

Though many of us will …

September 28, 2011

“Love” Worksheet

 

I created the following worksheet using 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 to do at home with my children. I thought other moms (or dads) may want to use it with their families as well – so here you go!

Bible Study Activity:

March 7, 2011

Are You Losing Your Real Treasure?

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19–21

Not too long ago, I received an email from a pastor’s wife whose husband …

November 17, 2010

Jesus-full

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in …

September 26, 2007

What is a Family Reformation?

My husband has posted on his blog describing the meaning of “family reformation.” I thought some of you might be interested in his thoughts…

“So, what is a family reformation? To reform something means to “form anew” or to “rescue from error and return to a rightful course.” Many Christian families are in error. We have churches full of “out of order” families where men …

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September 11, 2007

The Myth of the Perfect Family

Paul says in Titus 2 that the aged women are to teach the young women, among other things, to love their husbands and children, and to be “keepers at home.” If we decide it’s true that we as women are called by God to love and serve our families and keep our homes, then we as Christian women should do it wholeheartedly, because …