Dear Debi, Yesterday was a game changer for our marriage. I am married to a good man. He works very hard for us, and pays our bills on time. He provides for all our needs, and plays with the children—our six-year-old son wants so much to be just like Dad!
Every day as I sit here working at No Greater Joy I am profoundly aware that God has been preparing me—beginning at my birth in a Jewish home to over 40 years in business, including corporate management, accounting, taxation, importing, exporting, personnel, and many other areas—to do this one job.
The progressive secularists intimidate parents with assertions that spanking children causes them to use violence to solve problems. It is stated so many times and with such conviction that parents who should know better have suffered an erosion of their confidence.
As parents, we want to control the behavior of our children, but there is a danger of becoming content with outward obedience while failing to reach their hearts. We must, by various means, constrain our children to obey, but it should always be with an eye toward conditioning them to desire the joy of wholesome obedience and conformity to the rules that govern family and community.
Only the Lord knows if the next several months will bring about economic instabilities. But you can be informed and prepared to wisely steward the resources which He has entrusted to you.
In every group of children you will discover a wide spectrum of behavioral issues. Among these is the most disturbing of all, the foolish child.
Historically, Christians have been divided on this issue. This couple will be happy to learn I have a new book coming out, The Bible on Divorce and Remarriage.
I’m a pastor’s wife in a military community. One of my ladies told me that in the past 16 years her husband has only been home a total of three years.
One morning I asked my husband, “Why do our kids yell so much?” He explained, “If you want them to be more peaceful, you must exemplify peace.”
When a spat or spanking is in order, it is not a last resort; it is a God-given tool to put the finishing touches on an eternal soul.