We have long been proponents of raising children to see themselves as agents of the gospel ministry in the world. Often, though I say this is the case, I parent as if our younger children are simply objects of ministry. For some reason I see them changing into agents of ministry as teenagers. My self-assessment … Continue reading Children can be agents of ministry; not just receivers.
Sometimes family life needs the kind of renovation that only God can manufacture. When our oldest daughter was in her early teen years we went through a season that you might liken to class 4 rapids. We tell the story in our book, Relentless Parenting: The Crucial Pursuit of your Teen's Heart and this week … Continue reading Hailey’s Story… (and the crucial pursuit of your teen’s heart)
This weekend at Bay Area we are talking about how to lead your family spiritually. As you probably know this isn't always as easy as it would seem. Parenting is difficult. Family is never perfect. Much grace is required. At the same time we need a plan, we need partners, and we need tools and … Continue reading How to Lead Your Family Spiritually