Gospel-Saturated Parenting

The term "gospel saturated" has a way of making us think a little differently. As parents who want to raise our kids to know God, we will readily admit that the gospel is important as we navigate the various questions and challenges inherent to parenting. But why is the gospel important? And what…


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Seeing vs. *Seeing*

This is just a quick reminder. I needed to hear it, so I decided to jot down a few notes here. I recently read this thought: “Their differences matter, and their differences should shape and mould the the way we seek to introduce them to Jesus.”  –Scott & Cathy Thompson Then…


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Building Strong Children

The other day I came across this piercing quote: It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. (Frederick Douglass) This quote speaks to two profound opportunities shared by parents: (1) to introduce our kids to Jesus, and (2) to raise our young men and women to be…


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The Myth of Legacy

A friend once told me a freeing truth. He said, "Legacy is a myth." At first it grated on me. "What!? Of course legacy is real... and it's super important!" I thought. I was deflated and indignant. Then I considered the legacy of my own great grandparents. Sadly (and to my shame), I don't even know…


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Welcome to Fierce Parenting!

About 7 years ago when we started Fierce Marriage, we didn't have any kids. We were into our 10th year of marriage and God led us to start sharing openly and transparently about our successes and failures. Well, we now feel like we have the go-ahead to the same type of thing for parenting—though we…


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