Parenting

A Biblical Theology of Family, Parenting, and Fatherhood

This outline was used for a discussion with Edwin Ramirez on his video podcast, The Proverbial Life. Our discussion sought to demonstrate from Scripture what God’s definition, design, and purpose are for the family, parenting, and fatherhood. By starting in Genesis 1-2 with creation, and looking at the fall and redemption in Genesis 3, this …

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Eight Ways to Use Psalm 117 for Homeschool (Homeschool Lesson 1)

Written by Timothy and Floriana Brindle This is the first blog in a series in which we will seek to encourage families with some of the simple ways we have implemented Scripture in homeschooling our children. (Even if you don’t homeschool your kids, we pray this is encouraging for discipling them.) For the Brindles, homeschool …

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The Titus 2 Ministry for Women (Part 3: The Blessing of Suffering for Christ)

Part 1 of the “Titus 2 ministry for women” blog series looked at God’s call for older women to mentor younger women,  based on Titus 2:3-5.  In Part 2 of the series, I shared several examples of how godly women have poured into me. Here in Part 3, the emphasis is on the necessity to …

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The Titus 2 Ministry for Women (Part 2: How I’ve Been Blessed by Older Women)

In Part 1 of this blog series I presented the Lord’s “Titus 2 ministry for women” from Titus 2:3-5, highlighting God’s command for older women to teach and train younger women in godliness. In Part 2 here, I will show what the Titus 2 ministry has looked like in my life, by sharing several examples …

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How Jesus Views Our Children (Mark 10:13-16)

I will never forget the shame and embarrassment my wife and I felt when others learned she was pregnant for the fourth time in 6 years. What hurt the most was that these were Christians who did not congratulate us or rejoice with us that God had given us another child. We already knew this …

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The Power of God through Woman’s Childbearing

This past week my wife Floriana gave birth to our eighth child, Sophia Nyumbola Natline Brindle. Witnessing my wife give birth to our children allows me to behold the glorious power of God in a woman’s labor. In light of how excruciatingly painful it is to push out a7 pound human through a small opening, …

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A Woman’s Love

“Give me children, or I shall die!” Genesis 30:1 “Are you guys planning on having any more children?” If I could attain monetary installments for each time that question is asked, I’d be a very rich woman indeed. So I retort by saying, “As a matter of fact, YES! We want to have hundreds–maybe thousands.” …

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