Family Friday Links 4.1.16

Here's what we've been reading this week:

Barnabas Piper wrote post for new parents. He writes, "New parents want to grab the world by the tail and avoid all the mistakes their parents made and all their friends are making." He goes on to list 6 messages for new parents. If you are a parent (new or not) this list is full of helpful reminders.

Tim Challies had a post on parenting lessons as well. His list of 10 are helpful reminders for parents as their kids grow older. Parents, check this out in order to be reminded and encouraged.

Nina Schmidgall had a great post on the KidzMatter blog entitled "The Role of a Family Pastor". In it she writes, "As an increasing number of churches realize the importance of identifying an individual committed to developing a discipleship strategy from cradle to graduation, there are many questions about what that role might encompass." She goes on to explain in great detail what that job entails. Family Pastors, how does this compare with your job description? Churches, do you have someone in place who fills this role?

Jonathan Parnell wrote a post on what parenting means. He writes, "When we begin to see our parenting through the lens of spiritual warfare, it reconfigures our work ..." He goes on to list the 5 ways in which this happens. Parenting is a struggle, just not in the way think; it's a spiritual struggle.

What have you been reading online this week? Leave a link in the comment section and we'll check it out.