Raising a family is hard work. Simply making sure that our children are fed, clothed and safe is stressful and difficult enough, and yet we know that parenting is so much more than that. God has asked us as parents to shepherd our children, their hearts and their emotions, and He has ordained the family unit as the primary place of spiritual growth and learning.
We hope that on this site you will find resources to help you as seek to nurture and raise your kids. Here you will find articles on a range of different parenting topics, teachings on parenting, recommended reading materials, and devotional materials that you can do as a family at home.
The description of David as “a man after God’s heart” was used first by Samuel when he informed Saul his kingdom would not continue. “The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart,” he told Saul (1 Sam. 13:14). Now, this does not mean David was perfect. Far from it. He was a strong-willed, sometimes impulsive man who accomplished great things and also had great failures. Sometimes we learn from him by example, and other times we learn from him by contrast.
Gathering together for worship is an indispensable part of your family’s spiritual life. It is a means for God to reveal himself to you and your loved ones in a powerful way.
This practical guide by Donald S. Whitney will prove invaluable to families—with or without children in the home—as they practice God-glorifying, Christ-exalting worship through Bible reading, prayer, and singing. Includes a discussion guide in the back for small groups.
Some years back a good friend shared with me seven Scripture texts that he and his wife prayed for their two daughters from the time they were infants. The girls are now grown. And it’s beautiful to see how God has answered and still is answering the faithful, specific prayers of faith-filled parents in the lives of these young, godly women.
I have frequently used these prayers when praying for my own children. And I commend them to you.