Thomas: One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

Children are one of God’s many gifts to parents. As parents, we have the responsibility and the privilege to guide them into a practical experience of knowing and loving God (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) . Though our children are born with a limited God-awareness (Romans 1:20), we can still cooperate with the LORD (Ephesians 5:1) in the process of connecting their innate awareness of Him (Romans 2:14-15) in … Continue reading Thomas: One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

Teens, First Smartphone? Here’s Something to Think About.

You just got your first smartphone! This is a major milestone in your life. That phone you are about to take out of the box is one of the most amazing devices ever created, and it is going to be your constant companion for the next couple of years. It is an incredible piece of technology that can be used in many different ways. It … Continue reading Teens, First Smartphone? Here’s Something to Think About.

Don’t Waste Your Time Raising Children

Another great one from Kelly at Generation Cedar I think I finally agree with the feminists that raising children is a waste of time. After all, anyone really can do it. So why not let a paid day care worker handle the messes, settle the squabbling, feed the babies, change the diapers and keep them happy so you can do something meaningful, contributing to society? Few will come right out and … Continue reading Don’t Waste Your Time Raising Children

7 Important Things Slate Misses In Its Attack On Home-Cooked Meals

Editor’s note: We’re not advocating feminism with this piece. I suppose that is obvious but just in case you are new here, to point number 4, no feminism at all is a dandy solution. Amanda Marcotte, a feminist who blogs at Slate’s XX, wrote an article headlined “The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner.” You would think I was joking but I already told you … Continue reading 7 Important Things Slate Misses In Its Attack On Home-Cooked Meals

Out of the cave: Leading our Children Away from Celebrity Culture

We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life. This week, Forbes released its annual top celebrities list, The Celebrity 100. Quite simply, the list measures, as Forbes shamelessly puts it, “money and fame”.  Calculating the in-crowd includes looking at earnings over the past year, as well as “media and social networking power”.  One gets the sense that … Continue reading Out of the cave: Leading our Children Away from Celebrity Culture

The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’

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When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and multi-task, there’s never enough time in a day to ever catch up. Continue reading “The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’”

Don’t Teach Conclusions

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By Andrea Schwartz at www.wordsfromandrea.com

“It needs more than ever to be stressed that the best and truest educators are parents under God. The greatest school is the family. In learning, no act of teaching in any school or university compares to the routine task of mothers in teaching a babe who speaks no language the mother tongue in so short a time. No other task in education is equal to this. The moral training of the children, the discipline of good habits, is an inheritance from the parents to the children which surpasses all other. The family is the first and basic school of man.” ~ R. J. Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law, p. 185

I often tell parents that one of the positive by-products of teaching your children how to think Biblically (teaching them God’s law-word) rather thanwhat to think is that, as they mature, they can be one of the many counselors the Bible suggests a person needs to make sound decisions.

One of the most dangerous things you can do as a parent is to teach your children to think Biblically. Why? Because, once you establish that their chief duty in life is to “Fear God and keep His commandments” (Eccles. 12:13), you have communicated the truth that you and they are under the authority of God and governed by the same standard. That automatically invalidates any parental assertion, “My word is law,” and that obedience to the parent must be carried out blindly, without question. This puts a tremendous onus on parents to ensure that the rules they are mandating are, in fact, correctly lined up with God’s Word explicitly or implicitly.1 Continue reading “Don’t Teach Conclusions”