4 Things for Husbands and Dads to Pray For

A husband and father is the head of his covenant family. And in this way his petitions and prayers before the Almighty are profoundly important for everyone in the family. Briefly, I offer four things he should pray for. HolinessA father should not be drunk. A husband should not have an affair. Christian men who... Continue Reading →


A Grand Love

Marriage is a promise to be made. A covenant. It is the first human relationship God ever authored, and it is the most precious. And it is one of deep, abiding love. Love, by definition, must be committed. Love is no fragile thing, or else it is not love. We take vows when we marry... Continue Reading →

On the Importance of Fathers

Schoolmasters are well enough, but godly fathers are, both by the order of nature and grace, the best instructors of their sons, nor can they delegate the sacred duty. When fathers are tongue-tied religiously, need they wonder if their children's hearts remain sin-tied? Charles Spurgeon Fathers have the primary responsibility for raising their children in... Continue Reading →

Starlight and Dawn

I want to enjoy my wife and my kids. They will only be my wife and my children here, on this earth, and only once. After my Jesus returns there were will be something much better and much more lasting, the solid reality of which marriage and parenting are simply good whispers. Then these blessings... Continue Reading →

Home Education:  Some Things I Teach My Kids

 I’m going to write a few posts on home education.  They won’t be intended to tell everyone everywhere that they shouldn’t send their kids to public school.  First of all, some people (single parents, for instance) may have to.  Secondly, I don’t think I could say that and be faithful to Christ’s Word.  There’s no... Continue Reading →

That Our Sons Might Be Good Men

Do something.  Build something.  Improve something.  This bundle of impulses lies at the heart of manhood.  And if you don’t understand that, you don’t yet understand manhood.   And our culture doesn’t understand manhood.   It doesn’t understand why it exists, what is good about it, or who possesses it.  I read an article today... Continue Reading →

He Loves Kids, So Should We

One of the indicators of how much you love God is how much you love what God loves. And God loves children. And God blessed them. And God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds... Continue Reading →

How I Apologize to My Kids

*There seems to have been some interest in these practical family and parenting posts.  I do not write as an expert in anything.  This is simply one sinner saved by grace explaining his best approach to those awful 5 minutes after slamming a door or yelling at his children, when he realizes he behaved like... Continue Reading →

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