Category: Marriage/Parenting/Singleness

Five Hard Truths for Parents

I hesitate to write a parenting article, only because I’m not an expert, just a father trying his best to parent the way God wants me to. Our kids are still young, so there is no “finished product” to evaluate to see if what I’m saying even makes sense. So when you read the following, take those above caveats in mind. Parenting involves hard truths. It is a way that God searches your heart, humbles you, and softens you for His service. I’ve learned five hard truths about being parent, that I’d like to share with you: 1) There...

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Connecting the Church and Family

We believe that God has created the church and the family as complimentary institutions—designed to function together and support one another. The church I pastor (Wayside Presbyterian Church) has a desire to be a multigenerational, family supporting, family integrated church—where parents are being affirmed, equipped, and encouraged to fulfill their God-given privilege and responsibility of bringing up their children in the nurture and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4). We want to reach the next generation everyday in homes, not just once a week in church. Whether they realize it or not, children’s directors and youth ministers have been...

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Marriage/Parenting/Singleness Recap

Over the months of September and October, we have posted many articles here at Servants of Grace as part of a series titled “Marriage/Parenting.” The goal of this series has been to help those who are married but don’t have kids to continue to pursue each other and those who are married to excel at parenting by the grace of God. Marriage and parenting is hard work. The gospel provides the foundation for a healthy marriage. As we conclude this series, I encourage you to look to Jesus– He is all that you need. The writers in this series...

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Jesus Is Better Than Marriage and Singleness

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this series is to help singles think through how to be single in the church, those who are married but don’t have kids to continue to pursue each other and those who are married to excel at parenting by the grace of God. Dr. Brian Cosby opened the series with a look at six ways his church connects the church and the home. Mike Boling helps us understand the proper balance between social media and parenting. Mathew Sims wrote about how families can rehearse the gospel. Matthew Fretwell wrote about how married couples can...

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Eight Ways to Fight for Purity

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this series is to help singles think through how to be single in the church, those who are married but don’t have kids to continue to pursue each other and those who are married to excel at parenting by the grace of God. Dr. Brian Cosby opened the series with a look at six ways his church connects the church and the home. Mike Boling helps us understand the proper balance between social media and parenting. Mathew Sims wrote about how families can rehearse the gospel. Matthew Fretwell wrote about how married couples can...

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