Family Friday Links 3.25.16

Here's what we've been reading online lately:

Greg Baird had a post on truths for parents. One of them (and in my opinion the best one) is, "... shaping your child’s heart more than modifying your child’s behavior." Parents, especially young parents, need to read this and find encouragement.

Caesar Kalinowski had a post kids and missional communities. He says, "Just like we could never properly parent our kids in a single night each week, missional community life cannot be jammed into a few hours on a weeknight." Pastors, we need to working through this.

Christward Collective had a post entitled "A Parent's Prayer". It reads in part, "The longing of every Christian parent is to see their child healed of his or her sin by Christ and increase in the knowledge of God. There is planting and watering for us to do, but God must provide the life and growth. He bids us to come to Him and ask that our children would fear the Lord." Parents, this is hard work that only God can do, so ask Him.

My friend, Paul Maxwell, wrote a post for Desiring God on the laziness of boys. He says, "“The lazy man works as hard to avoid condemnation as he does to avoid work.” Parents of boys and pastors we need show young men the dangers of their laziness and the value (and blessing) of work.

We hope you find encouragement in these. What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section and (at least) one of us will check it out.

Family Friday Links 12.11.15

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

Connected Families had a practical post on helping kids enjoy giving over getting. It’s a timely post as we all probably find ourselves in the midst of the craziness of Christmas.

For the Church had a post on not missing moments. Pastor Bill Laky recounts a recent conversation he had with his daughter and what we all could learn from it.

The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood had a post letting boys be (non-medicated) boys. It reads, “Even the goodness of boyhood energy is broken by the fall.” If you have sons, especially sons with lots of energy, this post is well worth your time.

Monergism had an encouraging post with parental reminders. It starts out by saying, “Parenting is just hard. It’s tiring. It’s busy. It’s laborious. It’s unending. It’s continuous. It’s demanding. But with all these realities, we as parents must remember that parenting is supremely rewarding!” If you are struggling in your parenting right now, this will help.

What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section and we will check it out.