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Blessed Boundaries

I’m currently reading through the Pentateuch again. If you’ve read the first five books of the Bible, you’ve probably noticed that God gives his people a lot of laws and demands their obedience. As I read through this time, however, I’ve noticed how often God says He wants to bless His people. Even…


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The Importance of Culture in Family Worship

When I first learned about family worship— the practice of reading the Word, praying, and singing with my family at home—  I was eager to get into the habit. In chapter five of his great little book on family worship, Donald Whitney asks a compelling question—  “Isn’t this what you…


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3 Reasons to Sing in Our Homes

One reason many of us are intimidated by the idea of family worship is that many of us don’t think of ourselves as worship leaders. Our idea of a worship leader is the person leading the music at church on Sunday mornings.  But the truth is that all parents are worship leaders. We’re all…


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Bible Reading Guide for Holy Week

For the better part of the past year, our family has enjoyed being a part of a small home church gathering. We continue to marvel at all God is doing in our family and in the families of those involved. Yesterday we celebrated Palm Sunday and one of the men from our group felt led to write a Bible…


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4 Unexpected Ways Family Worship Blesses Us

In my previous post, I covered why we started doing “family worship time” and what, exactly, we do as a family during that time.  In this post, I want to cover four ways family worship blesses us— outside the big ol’ giant obvious one. Family worship is an excellent way to disciple your children…


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Honoring God with Your Body and Soul

This excerpt is taken from Dr. Sean McDowell’s book Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships in a Confused Culture. We hope it blesses you and informs your conversations with your children. A friend of mine has sex with a lot of women. I asked him if the act of sex means anything to him or…


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Family Worship Revolutionized Our Home (No, Really)

My husband and I have been married 7 years; our older daughter is almost five. Until recently, we’d never consistently practiced family worship time.  Like many young families, we’ve wanted to raise our children up in the Lord. We’ve wanted to show them how precious Jesus is. We’ve wanted to teach…


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Teach Your Children to Worship

Our role as parents is to steward our children— we don’t own them. They are gifts from God, entrusted to us to steward on His behalf. Our goal in stewarding our children is for them to grow as stewards of the relationships in their own life— their relationship with God, with themselves, with others…


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The 7 Minute Conversation Challenge

“Most conversations take at least seven minutes to really begin.” —Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming Conversation The parent-child relationship is primarily a discipling relationship. And it’s hard to disciple someone without engaging them in real, meaningful conversation. Our hearts and souls were…


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